September 24 - 28 -- Hynes Convention Center -- Boston, MA
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The Giant Jamboree is the annual event where all of the collegiate and high school iGEM teams come together to present their synthetic biology projects. This year, the Hynes Convention Center, located in historic Boston, MA, will host more than 260 international, multidisciplinary teams eager to share and celebrate their work.
With 15 tracks available, there is something for everyone!
The iGEM competition encourages university and high school student researchers to work in teams and solve real-world challenges by building genetically engineered biological systems with standard, interchangeable parts called BioBricks from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. Each team manages their own projects, advocates for their research, and secures funding. Teams are also challenged to actively consider and address the safety, security and environmental implications of their work.
Read more about iGEM.
The main focus of the Giant Jamboree is the students sharing and celebrating their research projects. During the Jamboree, every team will present their work through both an oral presentation and a poster.
Teams aim to tackle global issues, raise science and engineering awareness, and help their local communities. Projects span a very broad range of topics but iGEM has a place for everyone. With 15 different tracks, students can develop research projects that have a particular focus.
iGEM projects are developed by students from all over the world. They focus their research and efforts with the help of the iGEM tracks. You can find more information about each track and the teams participating in each one of them by clicking on the track icons.
This 5-day event features team presentations and exhibition hall poster sessions on the latest advancements in synthetic biology.
The schedule is now available.
900 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02115
Located in the downtown Boston area, the Hynes Convention Center is surrounded by the historical neighborhood of Back Bay, a place famous for it’s restaurants and shops.
There are several options to get to the Hynes Convention Center. Several subway stations are within walking distance, direct shuttle services are available and arriving by car is very simple.
Updated maps of the area around the Hynes and detailed room layouts will be available soon. In the meantime, you can take a look at last year’s maps.
Looking for a place to stay during the Giant Jamboree? The Sheraton Boston is connected directly to the Hynes Convention Center!
We have organized a special room block in this hotel for our attendees.
Find more information in the Hotels page.
39 Dalton Street
Boston MA 02115
Registration for the Giant Jamboree will open in June! The Giant Jamboree attendance fee includes a team presentation slot, team poster location, admission to the social event and awards ceremony.
More information here.
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