Team Meetups

Meetup events are happening around the world. Teams share ideas, help each other, and spend time with their fellow iGEMers! There is the opportunity to have a representative from Headquarters come to your event!

Last year's Meetup page - 2017 Meetups

Is your team organizing a Meetup?

Let us know by email: hq AT igem DOT org.

Please include:

  • Name of the Meetup
  • Brief description of the Meetup (2 - 4 sentences)
  • Dates
  • Location
  • Itinerary
  • Contact information (to be posted online)






Dutch mini jamboree in Eindhoven

Dates: October 19, 2018

Location: Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Description: Last year, iGEM Eindhoven organized a Mini jamboree to practice for the real deal in Boston. Due to positive feedback, we will be back this year with a second edition! During the afternoon, you will get the opportunity to practice your presentations and poster sessions in the presence of an experienced jury.

Contact Information: iGEM [AT] tue [DOT] nl

Itinerary: The itinerary will be given to participants

Summer Mediterranean Meet Up

Dates: August 9-10, 2018

Location: Marseille

Description: We will organise a mini-jamboree. Each team will expose and debate its iGEM project. Afterwards, we will take you on a tour to show our home city, Marseille.

Contact Information: equipe.igem.amu [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Itinerary: an itinerary for the event will be available soon.

6th Asia Pacific International Genetically Engineered Machine Conference

Dates: July 30 - August 3, 2018

Location: National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

Description: To establish a platform in which iGEMers can communicate, collaborate and exchange ideas. This conference also serves as a warm-up for the upcoming 2018 iGEM Giant Jamboree.

Contact Information: Please contact Ti-Kai Liao or visit our website for more information about this meetup.

Email: nchuigem2018 [at]
Phone: 886-912-067-696
WeChat ID: a855150

Itinerary: Download the PDF here

iGEM Eurasian meet-up 2018

Dates: July 24-26, 2018

Location: Shenzhen, China

Description: Are you curious, adventurous and up for something special this summer? Then join the iGEM teams of BGI College and TU Delft in the very first iGEM Eurasian meetup this upcoming July in Shenzhen! For three days BGI College will not only provide you guys with an exotic location and TU Delft with delicious meals but also workshops, interesting presentations and the ultimate opportunity for getting to know a new culture and people from all over the world! It will be an opportunity to share your ideas, meet new people from a different continent and get your project to an even higher level. As a special feature, we also give the opportunity to connect with other iGEM overgraduate, undergraduate and high school teams even before the meet-up!

This meet-up is co-organized by the TU Delft (the Netherlands) and BGI college (China).

Contact Information: Kavish kohabir, tudelft.igem [at]; Amy, collegebgi [at]

Itinerary: Download the PDF here.

Register: Sign up by June 15 via, and don't forget to mark yourself as present on our Facebook event!

European Meetup in Munich

Dates: July 20-22, 2018

Location: Biozentrum Martinried, Munich, Germany

Description: The European Meetup takes place in Munich, Germany from July 20-22 2018. There will be a symposium with exciting talks and a big poster presentation, that gives you the chance to get in contact with leading scientists from the field of synthetic biology, representatives from industry and of course your fellow iGEMers. Get the latest news from the scientific community, discuss your iGEM projects, start collaborations and socialize with iGEM enthusiasts from all over Europe!

All news can be found at our homepage:

Contact Information: european.meetup2018 (at)

Itinerary: An itinerary for the event will be available soon.

Register: Please sign up your team until 01.July here.

UK iGEM Meetup

Dates: July 12-13, 2018

Location: Oxford, UK

Description: Organised by SynBio.UK and hosted by SynBio.Oxford, the aim of the meetup event is to inspire, educate, and connect this year’s UK iGEM teams. We will have talks and workshops from iGEM alumni, as well as leading SynBio academics, startups, and thinkers, including Piers Millett, the Director of Safety and Security at iGEM.

Contact Information: synthetic-biology.society [at]


Latin American Meetup

Dates: July 12-13, 2018

Location:​Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México. Address: Ave. Lago de Guadalupe KM 3.5, Margarita Maza de Juárez. Cd. López Mateos, Edo. de México. Z.C: 52926.

Description: ​The participant teams will present their projects in order to receive feedback from other teams and experts on the subject. We are contacting different PhD ́s. who are interested in participating and collaborating with the teams and can contribute to the improvement of the projects. We are expecting the participation of the teams from Tec Monterrey, Tec Guadalajara, Tec Chihuahua, Ecuador, Chile, Brazil and Peru. In the case that any of the teams can not attend, then we will designate a space for connecting with them via online.

Contact Information: Rodrigo Valencia Ocampo
Mail: igem.tec.cem [at]
Telephone: (044) 55 1926 9772

4th Annual Parisian Meetup

Dates: July 7, 2018

Location: Institut Pasteur, Paris 75015 FRANCE

Description: Pasteur Paris iGEM team will host the 4th annual Parisian Meetup inside our institute. Every team participating will be given the chance to present their project in front of a jury composed of various professionals. This year we will also schedule round tables about bioethics and how regulations may be a restraint to innovation.

Contact Information: igem.pasteur [at]

Itinerary: For security reasons, the itinerary will be given to registered participants.

Northeastern iGEM Meetup (NEGEM)

Dates: July 6, 2018

Location: Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering (610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Description: Boston University will be hosting NEGEM, a meetup for iGEM teams that BU has hosted for several years now—it's a great tradition that we would love to continue. At NEGEM, teams will have time to present their project, receive feedback from other teams, and discuss potential summer collaborations. Participants will also have some time to have fun and meet new people! Contact us by email to register.

Contact Information: bu.igemwl2018 [AT] gmail [DOT] com

Itinerary: 9am - 5pm with time for lunch (the end time will depend on the number of teams that attend, but it will not end past 5pm)

Scottish iGEM Meetup

Dates: July 3, 2018

Location: St Andrews, UK

Description: The current Scottish iGEM Teams, those involved in presently inactive teams, and other iGEM-interested parties in Scotland will gather for a day of iGEM-related activities. We’ll have talks about participating in iGEM, hear from the current teams, and have plenty of time to network with each other and discuss the future of iGEM in Scotland. Anyone interested in attending should contact us via the email below.

Contact Information:Dr V Anne Smith: vas1[AT]

iGEM Midwestern Meetup

Dates: June 30, 2018

Location: Molecular Plant Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI USA

Description: Michigan State University iGEM team will host the 2nd annual Midwest Meetup on our campus. Every team will have the opportunity to present their project to attendees. There will be sightseeing and networking activities.

Contact Information: Jordan Lee, leejorda [AT] msu [DOT] edu

RSVP: Please fill out information here.

German iGEM Meetup

Dates: June 22-24, 2018

Location: Marburg

Description: The German iGEM MeetUp will take place together with the After iGEM Meetup from the 22.06-24.06.2018 in Marburg. There will be poster sessions in which we invite you to participate with your teams project, multiple speakers and possibilities to get to know the current and previous iGEM participants. Co-organizers are iGEM Bielefeld and GASB (German Association for Synthetic Biology).

Contact Information: igem2018 [at]


Nordic iGEM Conference

Dates: June 8-10, 2018

Location: Lund, Sweden

Description: The purpose of the conference is primarily to strengthen the ties between Nordic iGEM teams and their respective universities. A mini-jamboree event will take place where teams get to present and get feedback by judges in life sciences and scientific communication. There will also be workshops, lectures, sightseeing and networking activities. Finally, the conference is wrapped up with a final gala dinner announcing the winners.

Contact Information: Albert Anis - igemlund [at]

6th Annual BioBrick Tutorial at DTU

Dates: April 13-15, 2018

Location: Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Lyngby, Denmark

Description: DTU will host the 6th Annual BioBrick Tutorial April 13-15. The workshop is a combination of hands-on BioBrick assembly tutorial in the lab, presentations, and a chance to get to know each other.

iGEM Japan Kansai Forum

Dates: March 10, 2018

Location: Kyoto University

Description: Japanese iGEM teams get together in Kyoto, and each team have a presentation about their provisional project and their team management. After that, we exchange opinions and give some advice to each other.

Contact Information: drive.igemkyoto1129 [at]