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!
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- Name of the Meetup
- Brief description of the Meetup (2 - 4 sentences)
- Contact information (to be posted online)
- July 3: Scottish iGEM Meetup
- July 6: Northeastern iGEM Meetup (NEGEM)
- July 6-7: The University Joint Conference Of The iGEM Competition China Division
- July 7: 4th Annual Parisian Meetup
- July 12-13: UK Meetup
- July 13: Latin American Meetup
- July 13: Mid-Atlantic Meetup
- July 13: iGEM Southern California Meetup
- July 20-22: European Meetup in Munich
- July 21: North American Kick-Off Event
- July 24-26: iGEM Eurasian meet-up 2018
- July 27-29: All India iGEM Meetup
- July 28: oGEM (Ontario GEM)
- July 30 - August 3: 6th Asia Pacific iGEM Conference
- August 3: BioHackathon: Lab Issues
- August 3: NYC Area iGEM Meetup
- August 8: iGEM East Japan Meetup 2018
- August 9-10: Summer Mediterranean Meet Up
- August 17: Dutch BBQ and Meet-Up
- August 18-19: Pacific Northwest Meetup
- August 18-20: Spanish Meet Up
- August 27 - September 1: The fifth Conference of China iGEMer Community (CCiC)
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
Biotech4Change (European Commission Biotech Event)
Dates: 28th of September
Location: Brussels (European Commission)
Description: We are organizing an event in partnership with the European Commission, that will take place… in the European Commission in Brussels. We are gathering biotech rockstars speakers from accros Europe to build a large scale inspiring event. The event will take place on the 28 of September afternoon, but we have prepared a day long great program for iGEMers! We are finishing the last details before releasing the website of the event. Save the date and stay tuned!!
Contact Information: iGEM [at] uclouvain.be
Itinerary:he website of the event is coming soon!
Symposium "Limits of Life"
Dates: September 22, 2018, 9:00-15:00
Location: Siegbahnsalen, Ångstromlaboratoriet, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Description: Teams of Uppsala, Stockholm and Lund are together organizing this one day event to give a platform for discussion about limits of technology and humans. The symposium will consist of two sessions: "Understanding your limits", shedding light on the subject of how to stay relaxed at work and master your day in science; "Hacking Life" - opens up a discussion about technological and ethical limits of biohacking. Symposium will be open to the public.
Contact Information: team (AT) igemuppsala.se
Itinerary: To be posted soon.
iGEM National Science Congress
Dates: September 14-15, 2018
Location: Tecnologico de Monterrey campus Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Description: During the event, participants will be able to attend several conferences and workshops in our university, as well as do some networking with investigators and many experts in the fields of Chemistry, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and more.
Contact Information: congresoiGem [AT] gmail.com, +52 1 664 3749979, https://www.facebook.com/IgemTecMty/
Itinerary: To be posted soon.
iGEM 2018 Turkey Meet-Up
Dates: September 8, 2018
Location: METU DF Convention Center, Ankara,Turkey
Description: We are METU_HS_Ankara team and we would like to host a meet-up named “iGEM 2018 Turkey Meet-Up”. We are organizing this event in order to establish a warm and sincere environment in which iGEM’ers can socialize and share ideas. iGEM’ers will conduct a workshop for high school students. Furthermore, researchers from prominent universities in Turkey will give speech about biotechnology and synthetic biology. This will be the first meet-up we host and we are looking forward to seeing iGEM teams in Ankara, Turkey.
Contact Information: Tuğba İnanç, tinanc [AT] odtugvo.k12.tr
Team Mail, metuhsigemteam [AT] gmail.com
Itinerary: Will be provided later.
The fifth Conference of China iGEMer Community (CCiC)
Dates: August 27th, 2018-August 31st, 2018 (August 27th is the day for check-in)
Location: ShanghaiTech University, 393 Middle Huaxia Road, Pudong, Shanghai, 201210, CHINA
Description: Conference of China iGEMer Community (CCiC), launched by several Chinese iGEM participating universities, is the biggest synthetic biology conference in China which has already become a community for iGEMers to share experiences and opinions about synthetic biology as well as a mature medium for scientific leaders to pass on advanced knowledge to the upcoming successors. This year we welcome friends who are interested in this magic field to come to China and share their their opinions and knowledge with us!
Contact Information: lijx [AT] shanghaitech.edu.cn
Itinerary: Download the PDF here
Spanish Meet Up
Dates: August 18-20, 2018
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Description: This summer the iGEM UPF CRG team will be hosting the first iGEM Spanish MeetUp, since it is the first year with more than 2 teams are registered. The MeetUp will be developed in Barcelona, Spain, in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), just next to the beach. Any team from around is more than welcome. Each team will be able to do a project presentation and after that we’ll listen to some scientific talks from invited scientists. In addition, we will do a guided tour around Barcelona and many more activities. Please contact us for more information and for the registration.
Contact Information: Email: igem [AT] upf.edu ; twitter/instagram: @igemBarcelona
Itinerary: Download the PDF here.
Register: Sign up here.
Pacific Northwest Meetup
Dates: August 18-19, 2018
Location: University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Description: This year the Washington iGEM team will be hosting our first ever meetup for the Pacific Northwest, located in Seattle, WA, USA! Despite being called the "Pacific Northwest Meetup," any team from around the world is invited to participate! We'll be having industry panels, After iGEM panels, workshops, and mock poster and presentation sessions for teams to learn more about iGEM and the world of synthetic biology while also helping to prepare everyone for the jamboree. Please contact us for the registration forms and more information!
Contact Information: Jay Yung, uwigem [AT] uw.edu
Itinerary: Will be given to participating teams
Dutch BBQ and Meet-Up
Dates: August 17, 2018
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
Description: iGEM Leiden is hosting the "Dutch BBQ and Meet-Up" on August 17th in Leiden. The name is pretty explanatory! We will have a grill going and will provide food and drinks so the teams can get to know each other in a relaxing atmosphere. From around 5pm we will start with some drinks and light up the BBQ.
Contact Information: igem [AT] science.leidenuniv.nl
Summer Mediterranean Meet Up
Dates: August 9-10, 2018
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.
iGEM East Japan Meetup 2018
Dates: August 8, 2018
Location: Midorigaoka 6th Building, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Description: Japanese iGEM teams get together in Tokyo. Each team gives a presentation about their provisional project and their team management. After that, we exchange opinions and give some advice to each other.
Gifu, Botchan Lab., KAIT Japan, Tokyo_Tech (Host)
Contact Information: igem2018tokyotech [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Itinerary: Presentation about project, feedback and discussion.
BioHackathon: Lab Issues
Dates: August 3, 2018
Location: Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Description: Hey iGEM'ers! Let's meet in a miscellaneous environment to exchange experience and bridge life sciences with IT to achieve spectacular results. We offer an opportunity to develop an idea which could tremendously contribute to the development, results or implementation of your own project. You will also get a chance to explore our capital city and meet other iGEM teams! We look forward to welcoming you in Vilnius!
Fill in the form and let us know your interest. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefO0TZOA0ellinNg0ccP5IIjOypT-aAQ585sjrTpZo6AckVQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
Link to the facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/608057519579701/
Contact Information: vu.igem [AT] gmail.com
NYC Area iGEM Meetup
Dates: August 3, 2018
Location: 33 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn
Description:The Bio_Without_Borders team is hosting a roof barbeque (or indoors if it it raining) at our lab at 33 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. Our team members are excited about meeting other teams, socializing, and collaborating! Itinerary is food and fun. Each team will talk briefly about their project.
Contact Information: Dr. Ellen Jorgensen 646-942-7271 (cell) ejorgensen [at] biotechwithoutborders.org
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] smail.nchu.edu.tw
WeChat ID: a855150
Itinerary: Download the PDF here
oGEM (Ontario GEM)
Dates: July 28, 2018
Location: McMaster University
Description: A Meetup for Ontario, Canada teams to get together, discuss potential collaborations, practice their iGEM presentations, and support each other's paths in the iGEM competition.
Contact Information: sheikf9 [AT] mcmaster.ca
All India iGEM Meetup
Dates: July 27-29, 2018
Location: Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Description: A countrywide meetup where around seven Indian iGEM teams will discuss their project ideas, interact with each other and share their knowledge of synthetic biology. We will be having mock presentations and a poster session, where a committee of judges will send anonymous feedback to teams about their project, along with talks by researchers from the institute.
Contact Information: Aditi A. Pujar (9113609464), Ansh Kuhikar (9972633063), Rahul Shah (7559057070)
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] gmail.com; Amy, collegebgi [at] gmail.com
Itinerary: Download the PDF here.
North American Kick-Off Event
Dates: July 21, 2018
Location: University of Calgary Health Sciences Centre
Description: The University of Calgary will be hosting an iGEM Kick-Off event. The event will feature workshops from iGEM Alumni from FREDsense Technologies as well as speakers from the biotech industry. There will also be sessions for teams to discuss potential project collaborations. This event will be made available through web conferencing for all the teams who aren't able to make it to the actual event. Register at the link below.
Contact Information: amy [AT] igem.org
Itinerary: The itinerary will be emailed to registered participants.
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: https://igemmunich.mwn.de
Contact Information: european.meetup2018 (at) gmail.com
Itinerary: An itinerary for the event will be available soon.
Register: Please sign up your team until 10 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] studentclubs.ox.ac.uk
Latin American Meetup
Dates: July 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] gmail.com
Telephone: (044) 55 1926 9772
Dates: July 13, 2018
Location: University of Maryland, College Park
Description: Team UMaryland is hosting this years Mid-Atlantic Meetup, giving teams an opportunity to practice presenting their ideas and exchange feedback with other iGEM teams in the Mid-Atlantic Area! Each team will be giving a short presentation followed by a Q&A, and we will have coffee breaks and lunch in between. We’ll also be hosting guest speakers to talk about their experience in synthetic biology from a broad range of backgrounds.
Contact Information: UMaryland iGEM - email: umarylandigem [AT] gmail.com We also have our 2018 Meetup page at http://2018.igem.org/Team:UMaryland/meetup
Itinerary: Registration opens at 9:30 AM, and the meetup runs from 10 AM to 4 PM. We will have two guest speakers and about three rounds of presentations by iGEM teams, with short breaks in between. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
iGEM Southern California Meetup
Dates: July 13, 2018
Location: University of La Verne, 1950 3rd street, La Verne, California
Description: This is a one-day meetup at the University of La Verne, California. During this conference, teams can share their projects with iGEMers, and get to know each other through group activities. We hope that this conference opens up the opportunities for southern California iGEM teams to collaborate with each other.
Contact Information: email: ulvigemteam(AT)gmail(DOT)com ; phone number: 760-396-7040
Itinerary: Our itinerary will be subject to change depending on how many participants attend.
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] gmail.com
Itinerary: For security reasons, the itinerary will be given to registered participants.
The University Joint Conference of the iGEM Competition China Division
Dates: July 6-7, 2018
Location: Nankai University
Description: From July 6th to July 7th, 2018, NKU_China held The University Joint Conference of the iGEM Competition in Nankai University, and invited 10 teams from nine universities including Peking University and Fudan University to come to Nankai University to exchange experiments, seek experimental cooperation and make progress together; On the morning of 7th, we jointly held an iGEM offline publicity activity, popularize our experimental projects and progress, and lead the audience to visit iGEM Lab of Nankai University to let more people know about our projects and understand iGEM and synthetic biology.
Summary: This event has passed. Please check back soon for a summary of the event.
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] st-andrews.ac.uk
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
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] staff.uni-marburg.de
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] gmail.com
iGEM Southern China Regional Meeting
Dates: May 7, 2018
Location: Shenzhen University, China
Description: This year Team SZU-China will host the second iGEM Southern China Regional Meeting. Every team participating has an opportunity to present their project and takes others’ advice. We are strongly believed that well begun is half done, that’s why we decide to hold a meetup in such time. Every team that wants to join us would be warmly welcomed!
Contact Information: Luo Mingyue
Summary: This meetup has passed. See http://188.8.131.52/ac/home/home/detail/post_id/1637.html for a report on the results of the meetup.
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] gmail.com