survival kit

Packing just the essentials… / Image via Flickr/Khuroshvili Ilya

Heading to the Festival of Genomics in London next week? Be sure to get the best out of your experience with our handy Festival survival guide, and top tips to get the most out of the event.

Before your visit…

Get your hands on the Festival app!

For the most up to date information on the schedule, times, and locations on the Festival floor, be sure to download the free Festival app ahead of your visit. Browse the agenda, make a list of must-see talks, get familiar with the exhibition, and make a plan for your visit. 

Just search for ‘Front Line Genomics’ in your device app store! 

Plan your time in London

Luckily we have a handy visitors guide to get your started! How to find the venue, top tips for navigating London transport, and our recommendations for a top local tipple. 



Visit the exhibition

Much of the science and the innovation on display in the Festival agenda would be impossible without the technology and solutions on offer from our exhibitors. From the sequencing machines that reveal the complexity of the genome, and the essential materials that every lab needs to function, to the software that opens up analysis to everyone, be sure to get lost in the exhibition and get to grips with some of the technology on offer. Be sure to check out a new feature for London, the Product Wall, to get a look at all the latest technologies available. Compare different options for your work, and maybe even consider some new opportunities!

Wireless headsets? Mic throwing??

The Festival of Genomics has a very different look for 2017! Use your wireless headset to tune in to the presentation of your choice, and during the Q&As keep your eyes peeled for airborne microphones… 

Handy features

Networking all day is tough on the body, on the mind, and on the battery life! Luckily the Festival has you covered. The ever-popular Tree of Life returns, offering a relaxing spot for a coffee or some lunch. Once you are feeling recharged, treat your devices to some extra juice at our dedicated charging station. And finally, be sure to treat yourself to a paid massage to ease away the aches and pains of a long day on your feet. 

FLG magazine!

Be sure to check inside your delegate bag for the best freebie of the event: your free copy of Front Line Genomics magazine. Packed with plenty of Festival features including interviews with keynote speaker Kári Stefánsson and Julia Wilson of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Plus Managing Editor Carl Smith picks apart the last big superhero blockbuster of 2016, Doctor Strange. Take your copy to the Tree of Life and enjoy the zen joy that only FLG in print can provide. 


At the end of the day…

Join in the Networking Drinks

Thanks to our marvelous sponsors Sophia Genetics everyone can kick back and enjoy a drink at the end of the first day (31st January), and use the opportunity to rub shoulders with speakers, exhibitors, and fellow attendees.

Join speaker Nazneen Rahman for an evening of songs!

Our speaker Nazneen Rahman has an exciting double life alongside her career as an internationally renowned cancer expert. Once the Festival closes its doors at the end of day one, make your way to The Matcham Room, Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square (London WC2H 7JH) for an evening of songs, including new material from her forthcoming album, Answers No Questions. 

Nazneen will be playing two sets, beginning at 8.15pm, and will be supported by a variety of musicians between her sets. It promises to be a fun night out for all and a great way to shake off the winter blues! Be sure to pick up your tickets here.

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