Our priority as Festival organizers is to balance helping you get the most out of the Festival, so that you leave armed with new ideas, solutions and contacts, and creating a fun, immersive environment – a completely unique experience that celebrates the wonder of genomics & biodata.

Below are some of the different features to help you get the most out of your time at the Festival:

Talkaoke (The ‘Flying Saucer Of Chat’)

Talkaoke is a hosted, pop-up show where you can sit down and talk with others about any topic you choose. Talkaoke is an opportunity to have a relaxed chat or a full-on debate, get answers to some of the over-arching questions you may have or continue discussions that started in any of the main theatres.

Round Table Discussions

These discussions provide you with the opportunity to dig deep - to discuss your own ideas or challenges, gather intelligence and meet thought-leaders with a similar focus. More information coming soon on round table topics and how to sign up.

Speed Networking

An unbeatable way to quickly meet like-minded attendees with similar priorities to your own or to expand your horizons and your network by meeting the people you’d never meet at a more focused event with a narrower audience.

Poster Zone

Stop by the Poster Zone to view the new and exciting research selected for display. An excellent opportunity to discover novel findings, network with your peers and forge new collaborations.

The closing date for poster applications is Thursday June 15th 2023.

The Festival At Night

Taking place on the evening of Day 1, an opportunity to network, enjoy a drink with other attendees and be entertained. More details to be announced shortly.

Mystery Speakers...

Stay tuned for the announcement of the mystery speakers!

The Great Debate

Expert speakers will discuss the most challenging or ethically important decisions in genomics and beyond with audience participation.

Tree of Life Café

The central meeting place of the Festival. Grab a snack, lunch or a hot or cold drink and relax with other attendees around communal tables.

Start-Up Zone

A dedicated area to meet innovative start-up companies offering something completely different to existing technologies.

Career Zone

Looking to hire? Pin your vacancies up on the jobs board for free. Just print out your vacancy and bring it to the Festival with you.

Looking for your next move? You might just find it here – you’ll find plenty of job opportunities and, in many cases, the hiring manager will be onsite for you to connect with.

Chill Out and Re-Charge Zone

Away from the hustle and bustle of the main Festival areas, these zones are designed to help you relax, chat quietly or catch-up with email using the free Festival WiFi.