Speakers and topics are carefully identified and curated to inspire, educate and update on the biggest and most impactful news and/or research influencing the genomics ecosystem and – ultimately – patients. Join the new, tiered-seating auditorium in the main stage, and leave fresh with perspectives from some of the major movers and shakers impacting the field of genomics.
Get beyond the marketing and hype, and find out what people really think about what’s happening in the genomics sector. A series of carefully curated interviews and discussions will leave you energized, inspired and brimming with ideas to take your own work and/or career forwards.
Packed full of incredible companies, technologies and activities, the Festival exhibition area operates as the main focal point of the Festival. Meet with the people tasked with introducing innovation into the genomics sector, discover new ways to move your research forwards or relax with a coffee as you browse the booths.
With both general and themed (i.e. topic-driven) speed networking sessions, this is an unbeatable way to quickly meet like-minded people with similar priorities to your own, or expand your horizons and your network by meeting the people you’d never meet at a more focused event with a narrower audience.
Speed networking sessions start on day one and take place until (and including) the morning of day two. See the agenda for more details, and check out the Festival map for locations.
Talkaoke (The ‘Flying Saucer of Chat’)
Back by popular demand, Talkaoke is run by the artist collective, The People Speak, and is a pop-up show where anyone can sit down and talk about any topic they choose. It’s a brilliant place to have a relaxed chat or full-on debate, get answers to some of the big over-riding questions you have, or continue the discussion started in any of the main theatres. Don’t miss it!
Talkaoke takes place throughout the two days of the Festival at various times, in the Tree of Life Café.
Looking to hire into a genomics-related position? Pin your latest vacancies up on the jobs board. Looking for your next move? Browse the jobs board.
The Career Zone is situated on the mezzanine floor in the exhibition area. Check out the Festival map to find out exactly where.
Have something you want to share with other attendees, searching for research collaborators, or interested in the latest cutting-edge genomics research? Then check out the Poster Zone. Check out the research being presented, with the option of leaving a note/contact details for poster presenters.
The Poster Zone is situated on the mezzanine floor. Posters are displayed throughout the two days of the Festival.
Tree of Life Café
The Festival would not be the same without it. Grab a snack, hot or cold drink or lunch at the café, and relax around the communal tables with other Festival attendees.
Situated on the mezzanine floor.
The main communication tool for the Festival, the App allows you to get the latest updates on the agenda, prompt on other activities, or to communicate and set up meetings with other Festival attendees.
All registrants are sent a link to download the App before the Festival. The App goes live a few weeks before the Festival.
Chill-Out and Work Zones
Away from the hustle and bustle of the main Festival areas, these zones are designed to help you get away from the noise and relax, catch-up with email using the Festival WiFi or make an important call.
These zones are situated outside the main Festival area, to the left of main registration/entrance to the Festival. See the map for more details.
“Down the Rabbit Hole” Sessions
Genomics is often pigeon-holed into being one thing, but the truth is far stranger. Enter a ‘genomics wonderland’ and go down the rabbit hole with a series of mind-bending presentations designed to test your assumptions about how genomics is used.
These sessions are held on the ‘secret stage’ within the main venue. If we told you where it was, it wouldn’t be secret.
The Festival at Night
Taking place at a local venue, this ticketed session allows Festival attendees to continue the celebration well into the night. Don’t forget your ticket – it is not included with your main Festival registration.
Tickets will go on sale as we approach the Festival, when more details will be released.