Connect with the iGEM Community

Meet and Collaborate

To help iGEMers connect with each other around the world, we have created specific Events and Collaborations pages, for teams to get in contact with each other about these topics

We also have a Community Bulletin page where iGEMers can submit general community posts about goings-on around the world, and other topics for everyone to see.

Connect on Social Media

Connect with iGEM HQ and your fellow teams on social media! Join the conversation: use hashtags #iGEM2020 on Twitter and Instagram, or join our iGEM 2020 Facebook group!

Do you know of another social media App or website that iGEM should be using? Please let us know! Email: hq [AT] igem [DOT] org

Stay Up to Date

All of the major announcements for the Competition will be posted to the 2020 Main Page, and sent out through Competition newsletters.

See the newsletter archive, and subscribe to newsletters below:

To stay up to date, add the 2020 Main Page to your bookmarks, and visit it frequently for news items. If you're not receiving our emails, check that info [AT] igem [DOT] org and hq [AT] igem [DOT] org are on your safe senders list.

New for 2020: Global iGEM Slack Channel

We have created a Global iGEM Slack Channel to help you connect with other teams! All team members are welcome to join this channel, where you can chat, discover other projects, create collaborations, and help each other out with your scientific (and non scientific) dilemmas. It is also a place where you can reach out to your regional ambassadors, HQ, and committees.


One of the most common requests we receive from teams is the ability to easily contact other teams, which usually means people requesting email addresses. This is a challenging request for us since we respect the privacy of our registered iGEM account users and thus don't give out personal information, including email addresses.

Contact HQ

We love hearing from iGEM teams and other members of our community!

Our normal business hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm ET. Please note that iGEM staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19, and are unable to receive phone calls.

You can email us at:

hq [AT] igem [DOT] org

You can call us at:

NB: phone calls are not being accepted at this time, please contact us via email.

Our Mailing Address:

27 Drydock Avenue
Suite 27E-230
Boston, MA 02210

Please feel free to also use this form to contact us.