2024 FALL

Senior Executive


September 29 – October 1, 2024

Half Moon Bay, CA

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay


2024 FALL

Senior Executive


September 29 – October 1, 2024

Half Moon Bay, CA

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay


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ALDA’s 2024 Fall Senior Executive Conference will take a close look at the cutting-edge field of multi-omics, exploring the integration of diverse biological data sets such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, and more. This interdisciplinary approach offers invaluable insights into complex biological systems, revolutionizing personalized medicine, drug discovery, and diagnostics.

ALDA’s semi-annual meetings are for presidents, CEOs, COOs, and senior executives from our member companies.

More details about the conference program and speakers will be announced soon. Stay tuned! All times are PT.

Sunday, September 29

6-9:15 p.m.
Welcome reception and seated dinner with guest speaker:


Chuck Todd

Chief Political Analyst at NBC
Moderator of Meet the Press from 2014-2023

Elections and Beyond: A Debrief on the Political Landscape

Chuck Todd is NBC News’ chief political analyst and, from 2014-2023, served as the revered moderator of Meet the Press. Renowned for his trusted voice during multiple US elections and his role as a co-moderator for two of NBC’s presidential primary debates, Chuck brings unparalleled expertise in political analysis.

In his session, he’ll highlight key political trends and their potential impacts on global markets, offering valuable perspectives for attendees on navigating the political landscape and its implications for the industry. Whether you’re looking to understand the latest political dynamics or seeking to gain strategic foresight, Chuck’s analysis will be invaluable.

Monday, September 30

9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
“Innovations in Multi-Omics” programming. More speakers will be announced soon. All sessions will take place in the same room.

From Data to Discovery: Harnessing the Power of Multi-Omics


Dr. Mike Snyder – a leading expert in the field of genomics and personalized medicine –  will present a comprehensive overview of the multi-omics landscape. This session will explore the relevance of multi-omics to enhancing our understanding of complex biological systems and diseases, offering insights into how this integrative approach can lead to more precise and predictive healthcare solutions. Dr. Snyder will also discuss the impact of multi-omics on drug development, disease diagnosis, and personalized treatment plans, highlighting practical applications that could benefit executive members and their companies.

Presented by:

Michael Snyder, PhD
Chair, Dept. of Genetics, Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine
Stanford Medicine

Deciphering Complex Biological Data: AI-Driven Approaches in Multi-Omics


Dr. Russ Altman, a distinguished professor at Stanford University and a pioneer in the field of bioinformatics, will delve into the intersection of artificial intelligence and multi-omics during his session. Drawing from his wide-ranging expertise, attendees can anticipate gaining invaluable insights into the transformative potential of AI-driven approaches in deciphering complex biological data. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the cutting-edge applications of AI in multi-omics analysis with one of the foremost experts in the field.

Presented by:

Dr. Russ Altman, PhD
Kenneth Fong Professor of Bioengineering, Genetics, Medicine, Biomedical Data Science, and (by courtesy) Computer Science
Past chairman of the Bioengineering Department
Stanford University

Tuesday, October 1

8:15-9:15 a.m.
Keynote session with guest speaker:


Dr. Jennifer Doudna

We’re honored to welcome Dr. Jennifer Doudna, PhD, as our esteemed keynote speaker. Dr. Doudna, a Nobel laureate honored in 2020 for her pioneering work in CRISPR technology, stands as a beacon of innovation in the field of genomics and molecular biology. As the co-inventor of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing, her research has revolutionized our understanding of genetic engineering and its applications in medicine, agriculture, and beyond.

During her keynote session, Dr. Doudna will share invaluable insights from her experiences at the forefront of genomic innovation. From navigating ethical considerations in gene editing to harnessing CRISPR’s potential for transformative therapies, attendees can expect a thought-provoking discussion that delves into both the promise and the challenges of genomic advancements. With her engaging and approachable style, Dr. Doudna will inspire attendees to embrace innovation responsibly while charting the course for the future in our industry. This will be a truly enlightening session!

First attendee from your company:

Additional attendees from your company:

Half Moon Bay, California, US
The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
1 Miramontes Point Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Just 30 minutes from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay is nestled on a cliff overlooking the ocean. In this tranquil setting, guests can enjoy a rejuvenating spa experience, rounds of golf on two championship courses, and gathering by one of many outdoor firepits.


Call the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Passkey Reservation number at 1-888-293-0524 and reference “ALDA Senior Executive Conference” or reserve a room online. The special room rate of $460 for Deluxe Rooms and $510 per night for Coastal View Rooms will be honored until our block is filled or Tuesday, August 27th, 2024. Note – there may be penalties for rooms vacated prior to the scheduled departure date, and “no-show” reservations will be billed to your account for the full dates of the reservation.

No refunds of Conference registration fees will be made for registration cancellations after Friday, September 20, however, if you must cancel, please remember that you are also responsible for canceling your hotel reservations.

What can I expect?

Opportunities to make powerful connections, gain valuable insights from world-class speakers, and inspiration from like-minded leaders.

When is the conference?

The conference begins on Sunday, September 29 at 6 p.m. with a business-oriented speaker and dinner. The conference wraps up with our keynote speaker on Tuesday, October 1 around 9:15 a.m.

Who should attend?

Presidents, CEOs, COOs, and senior executives from ALDA member companies. Spouses are also welcome to attend the Sunday and Monday dinners and the closing session on October 1.

**This conference is for ALDA members only. If you are interested in attending and are a non-member, please contact ALDA staff regarding membership and the necessary next steps.

What is the cost to attend?

  • First attendee from your company: $2,795
  • Each additional attendee: $2,295

Where can I stay?

Attendees must make their own hotel reservations. Call the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay Passkey Reservation number at 1-888-293-0524 and reference “ALDA Senior Executive Conference” or reserve a room online. Please see more details on the room block above, under “Location.”

How do I register?

  1. Sign in to the website with your username and password. If you’re a member, you can reset your password here, if needed. Or, please contact us for assistance signing in.
  2. To register only yourself, select “Add Me.” Click “Save/Continue” to proceed through registration.
  3. Group registration: to register more than one person from your company and use one payment method for all registrants, use “Add Someone Else” to search for records in our system. If any registrant is not in our system, you can add them. Once all registrants are added, click “Save/Continue” to proceed through registration.

I have more questions – who can I contact?

Please contact Carol Starke, ALDA Meetings and Administration Manager, via email.