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23-24 October, 2024 | London

Benchtalk 2024

About Benchtalk

Benchtalk brings together the most innovative R&D scientists and leaders from across the globe for two days of nonstop learning and fun.

You'll have the opportunity to attend community-led sessions on the latest trends in biotech, get hands-on Benchling training and best practices from product experts, and network with 150+ industry peers.

Why Attend Benchtalk

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Expert-led sessions

Attend customer-led talks and get insights from the brightest minds in the industry.

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Hands-on workshops

Get best practices and trainings on all things Benchling from product experts.

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Get time outside the lab to network with fellow scientists. Connect and get inspiration, swap best practices, and even make some new friends.

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Let's toast to your incredible work and biotech progress! Join us to celebrate, have fun, and get cool swag.

Agenda at-a-glance

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast and Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Welcome and Product Keynote
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Customer Fireside Chat
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Customer Awards and Closing Remarks
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Women in Biotech Panel
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Customer Celebration Party
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hands-on Workshops
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch and Networking

Featured Speakers

Get inspiration from leaders across the R&D community.

  • Christian Krissel
    Product Owner
  • Dr. Kathryn Golden
    SVP Technical Operations & Cell Manufacturing
  • Dr. Jason Mellad
    Managing Partner & Co-founder
  • Dr. Meritxell Orpinell
    Leader, Professional Services
  • Sajith Wickramasekara
    CEO and co-founder
  • Shawna Wolverton
    Chief Product Officer
  • Ashu Singhal
    President and co-founder



22 Bishopsgate

London EC2N 4BQ,

United Kingdom

Check the FAQ section for more details on nearby accommodations and transportation options

London venue

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Get ready for 1.5 days of keynotes, educational breakout sessions, and hands-on training! There will also be lots of time for networking throughout, especially at our welcome reception and customer celebration. Plus, get access to Benchling leaders and product experts.

We welcome current and prospective Benchling customers and invited partners to join us for our largest community event of the year. Come mingle with the best biotech scientists and R&D leaders in the business!

Benchtalk is free to attend for Benchling customers and invited guests. If you’re traveling, you will need to cover the cost for travel and hotel. The cost for Benchling partners is $500.

Cancel between May 20, 2024 – August 31, 2024 for a 50% refund minus a $50 fee. No refunds after Sept 1, 2024 – tickets may be transferred to a colleague. For customers and invited guests, there is no charge to attend Benchtalk.

Yes! We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities to interact with our attendees at Benchtalk. To sponsor, email

Yes, we are hosting Benchtalk in Boston on 1-2 October. Click here for details on that event. 

Please email and a Benchling teammate will be happy to help.

If you plan to stay in London during Benchtalk, take a look at some of the nearby hotels to the Convene Centre, where Benchtalk Europe is taking place. Please contact the hotels directly to make your booking.

You have a number of options depending on how you will be traveling for the event.

Closest airports:

  • London City Airport (LCY) - 5.8 miles away
  • London Heathrow (LHR) - 16.4 miles away
  • London Gatwick (LGW) - 25.4 miles away
  • London Luton (LTN) - 28.1 miles away

Nearby parking:

  • Corporate Parking Management Ground Floor, Upper, One George Street, London EC3V 9DF
  • NCP London Vintry Thames Exchange Thames Exchange, Bell Wharf Lane, off Upper Thames Street, London EC4R 3TB
  • Tower Hill Car and Coach Park 50 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DT

Nearby underground lines:

  • Bank (Central, DLR, Northern, Waterloo & City)
  • Liverpool Street (London Overground, TfL Rail, Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan)
  • Moorgate (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern)
  • Monument (Circle, District)