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Join us at The iGEM 2018 Giant Jamboree

Giant Jamboree Schedule Announcement

With 340 teams this year, the iGEM Competition is bigger than ever! Due to the growing interest, we are excited to announce that the 2018 Giant Jamboree will be returned to our regular 4-Day program to accommodate so many amazing teams. Thursday, October 25 will now begin with the Opening Ceremony, followed by team presentations and posters. This new schedule will have three full days of presentations, poster sessions, and workshops, so that everyone can make the most of their Jamboree experience.

Important Changes and Information


  • Wednesday, October 24: Registration Opens at 4pm
  • Wednesday, October 24: Audio / Visual Check for teams begins at 4pm (see details below!)
  • Thursday, October 25: Opening Ceremony followed by Presentations, Poster Sessions, Workshops, and Special Events
  • The Giant Jamboree Registration fee will remain the same!

If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, please email us at hq [AT] igem [DOT] org.

Audio / Visual Check

Due to the change of schedule, we cannot offer our teams full practice sessions this year. Instead, we will give teams time to check their audio / visual setup for their presentation on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Additional information for the audio / visual check will be announced later this season, so stay tuned to our Newsletters and the 2018 Main Page for more details!

October 24 - 28, 2018

Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, USA

The culminating event of the iGEM 2018 competition season, the Giant Jamboree offers 4 days of information sharing, project competition and celebration of team achievements in synthetic biology. Celebrate all you have achieved after the Closing Ceremony and join the party with everyone at our Social Event planned on Sunday night!

October 29

Join your fellow iGEMers on Monday for special events co-hosted by iGEM! We’ll have industry tours arranged with Boston area companies, as well as tours set up at various universities. There will also be discounted tickets available for various site seeing activities around the city. Stay tuned for more details as we get closer to the Giant Jamboree. We'll see you in Boston!

2018 Giant Jamboree

We are still working on the schedule, but here is an idea of what you can expect.

*This year, events will end late on Sunday night so we recommend teams stay until Monday. There will be post-Jamboree events planned for Monday for teams to enjoy!

Experience iGEM at the Jamboree

Attend the iGEM 2018 Giant Jamboree and experience iGEM in action. See 300+ teams showcase their work and compete for medals and prizes. Join us and celebrate their achievements,network with iGEMers across 40+ countries, be a part of an international community, make lifelong memories and more!

Relive the 2017 Giant Jamboree.

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Identify trends and innovative ideas: The showcase of projects from over 300 teams has a proven track record of identifying industry trends and spawning powerhouse startups and ideas. Learn more.

Meet with the talent pool of the industry; With the brightest minds from nearly 300 institutions in attendance, the iGEM competition serves as a springboard for careers in synthetic biology. Be a Career Fair Exhibitor

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