Dinner for Women Executives

Please join us on February 23 in Palo Alto, CA for an evening of pertinent information, meaningful conversation and connection.

ALDA is pleased to reintroduce a Dinner Meeting for Women Executives. This event will bring together female member executives along with a few invited guests and provide an opportunity to network, hear from our guest speaker on why you might consider joining a board, ask questions, and share experiences.

This first dinner will take place in Palo Alto on February 23, at Tamarine Restaurant & Gallery and, based on engagement and feedback, will be expanded to other locations in the future.

We are pleased that Rita Scroggin, will be our speaker. Rita is founder of FirstBoard.io, a curated group of accomplished female executives in technology, working together to increase the representation of women on boards, and at the highest level of corporate governance and management. Rita will present an overview of the different types of Board work, why you should join a board, and how to find and best position yourself for role.

We will follow the presentation with round-table discussions on key topics where attendees can share their own experiences & lessons learned. This will be an evening for both experienced board members as well as those who have never been on a board, and will feature lots of opportunities for networking.

All women executives from ALDA member companies are invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!


Venue Phone: (650) 325-8500

Venue Website:

546 University Ave., Palo Alto, California, 94301, United States

Executive Breakfast at SLAS 2023

The breakfast presents a great opportunity to meet and network with other senior executives from our members and invited guests attending the SLAS Conference and Show.

In addition to presenting a great opportunity to meet and network with other ALDA member executives and a few key membership prospects attending SLAS, we also invite a guest speaker. More details will be available soon!



111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92101, United States

2023 Spring Senior Executive Conference

Please visit the ALDA Spring Senior Executive Conference Webpage for more details!

The Spring Senior Executive Conference is one of our semi-annual meetings designed for member company C-suite executives, presidents and their senior executive teams. Each conference focuses on emerging trends and business strategies and offers great insights and advice, along with many opportunities for dialogue with other senior executive attendees.

The May 1 conference sessions will cover the topic Spatial Biology: A New Dimension. Recently dubbed “the next revolution in understanding health and disease” and the “hottest field in biomedicine,” spatial biology has seen rapid growth in popularity. Members will take a deeper dive into this highly relevant topic, focusing on everything from basic research and discovery applications to the numerous clinical, translational, and pathology opportunities. Sessions will also discuss the challenges involved in the science, including a focus on data & informatics.

These topical sessions will, as always, be accompanied by bookend top-tier keynote speakers and best-in-class networking that you can only find at an ALDA conference.

Speakers include:
Andrew Busch
Sunday, April 30
Sunday Evening Dinner Speaker
“Where do we go from here?” is the question Andrew Busch answers on the economy, business and government policy. He breaks down today’s chaos to provide specific ideas how organizations and investors can overcome, adapt and thrive.

Andrew was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). As CMIO, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets. Mr. Busch provided briefings to the White House and Congressional leaders on a wide range of issues including the economy, stock market direction, interest rates and China’s influence on the global commodity markets.

Andrew will share all the latest on these topics and more with ALDA attendees.

Peter Sorger, Ph.D
Head of Therapeutic Sciences, Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard University

Monday, May 1
Dr. Peter Sorger will frame the day’s discussion by sharing his historical perspective on spatial biology while also diving into current trends and what’s to come. As founding head of the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science (HiTS) and its Laboratory Systems Pharmacology (LSP), Dr. Sorger leads a multi-institutional effort to advance the basic and translational science used to develop new medicines, create novel drug combinations and identify responsive patients. Attendees will gain insights into the key issues shaping this science as Dr. Sorger sets the stage for the rest of the day’s sessions.

Christopher E. Mason, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Weill Cornell Medicine
Monday, May 1
One of the first places the new spatial biology technologies are being applied is basic research. This is not necessarily geared toward curing disease, but rather cataloging how cells interact and work together to form tissues and organs. There are multiple major cooperative efforts currently engaged in accomplishing this. Chris Mason from Weill Cornell will give an overview of these projects, including the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) project, the Human BioMolecular Atlas Program HuBMAP initiative and other early-stage applications of the technology.  Chris is a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics and prolific genomics researcher at Weill Cornell Medicine, and will share more on the research that he and his colleagues are doing with the new generation of spatial biology tools.

George Church, Ph.D.
Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School, Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Monday, May 1
George will discuss his pioneering work in spatial biology and genomics and take questions from attendees spanning his accomplished career and numerous scientific contributions.

Monday Evening Networking Activity 
In addition to the content, ALDA conferences offer one-of-a-kind networking opportunities with industry executives. New for this conference only, our Monday evening networking activity will take place at Fenway Park, home to the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The Red Sox are playing the Toronto Blue Jays, and ALDA attendees will have exclusive access to private event space in the stadium–the 521 Overlook. Attendees will enjoy a reception and dinner, as well as sweeping views of Fenway Park for those who want to watch the game in one of America’s most historic ballparks. This outing is included with your registration.

Arianna Huffington
Founder of The Huffington Post, Founder and CEO of Thrive Global
Tuesday, May 2
Closing Keynote
Arianna will discuss lessons in leadership and the latest in new media and tech.

More details and more speakers will be added soon! You can view all the information HERE!

**No refunds of Conference registration fees will be made for registration cancellations after Friday, April 21, however, if you must cancel, please remember that you are also responsible for canceling your hotel reservations.


Venue Phone: (617) 535-8888

Venue Website:

776 Boylston St., Boston, Massachusetts, 02199, United States

Executive Breakfast at AACC 2023

The breakfast presents a great opportunity to meet and network with other senior executives from our members and invited guests attending the ACC Conference and Show.

In addition to presenting a great opportunity to meet and network with other ALDA member executives and a few key membership prospects attending AACC, we also invite a guest speaker. More details will be available soon!