Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are carefully curated, invite-only gatherings of senior and technical experts from academia, healthcare, pharma, diagnostics and technology companies. Participants share expertise, discuss business/research-critical business challenges, and work towards actionable, robust solutions and best practices for both attendees and the wider community.
The meetings are organised by Front Line Genomics, and discussion points, solutions and suggestions are reported both through our website and via intelligence reports that are shared with the wider community. These are not silos. The whole community benefits.
There are two types of SIGs:
♦ Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are half-day meetings of 15-20 experienced technical, research and/or business people, focused on a business or research -critical topic area. The first SIGs took place in London in January and in March in Boston, to excellent feedback. The next 5 SIGs take place in Boston on June 19/20/21. Learn More →
♦ The Big SIG is a one-day meeting of 120-150 people, all focused on a broad topic, but breaking down into themed discussion tables, with presentations and ample networking time, as part of a larger meeting. The next Big SIG takes place in Boston on September 12th, and is currently in development. Learn More →
“…A perfect opportunity to engage in a pre-competitive discussion and affirm (and identify) high priority challenges. The SIGs helped us to validate solutions with the industry experts in a transparent way.“ — Vibohr Gupta, Director, Pangaea Group
Festival of Genomics
Festival of Genomics London 2018 celebrated a staggering 22% increase in visitor numbers. With 1700 attendees, the Festival of Genomics London is the UK’s largest genomics event where people from all corners of the genomics industry meet to learn & share expertise.
We’ve already secured our dates for 2019! We will be returning to London at our new home, The Business Design Centre in Islington N1 in the heart of the city, on 23-24 January 2019. Offering a more central location and better travel links for both UK and EU visitors and exhibitors & with many hospitals and research centres located within a 10-minute journey, it will be easier than ever for professionals to leave their offices and spend more time at the Festival.
Our 2019 Festival website is currently under construction and we are planning on creating our best site yet! So make sure you keep checking back for the launch of our new design.
Do you want to stay on top of all the event updates, speaker announcements and guarantee your place at the Festival? Simply click here to fill out our pre-registration form. We are expecting to continue growing year on year, so by pre-registering here we promise that you will get the chance to register before we fully announce 2019 registration to ensure you secure your place in the most popular sessions.
“Festival of Genomics has been an excellent way to meet Clinicians, Principle Investigators, Post Doctorates and Commercial teams in one place. It’s an excellent opportunity to network with these groups as well as seeing leading speakers at the seminar and key note sessions. We’re already planning for 2019 and see the event as part of our core industry engagement programme.” – Promega
Exhibiting and Sponsoring
When it comes to exhibiting and sponsoring, the possibilities are endless. Please fill out this form and one of our sales team will get back to you to talk about what suits you.
“The Festival of Genomics brings engaged professionals to a single place; to learn, to share and to network. It has one of the best atmosphere’s I have ever felt at an industry event, with just the perfect blend of professionalism and originality. The Genomics industry is a serious one, but also an innovative and creative one. Something FoG embodies really well. As an exhibitor showcasing at FoG, I not only felt a part of the program but the energy too, which is hard not to get hooked on. It is all thanks to a very nice team who work very hard. So, thank you!” – Genestack
“We have exhibited at Festival of Genomics for the past two years and have already signed up for 2019. We find the show attracts a wide range of scientists from the field of genomics and gives our customers a good opportunity to talk to our product specialists to see how our products can help support their work” – Eppendorf UK
Fancy Speaking at the Festival?
If you would like to become a speaker for the Festival then simply fill out this form and our Festival Director will be in touch to discuss the speaking opportunities that we have available.
What Can You Do in the Meantime?
- Check out photos from previous Festivals
- Check out event videos and interviews from previous Festivals