Thank you for joining the first iGEM Global Meetup!
On August 20-22, iGEM hosted a global meetup for all teams to connect, collaborate and celebrate! This year, we can't meet each other in person, but we want you to have an amazing iGEM experience and still meet other teams! This event celebrates the diversity and international spirit of our community. It was a 2-day event followed by an open-party day spread across multiple time zones. We hosted 60 sessions on various topics - inspiring keynotes, gaming activities, team topics, competition tips and more. We will be uploading the recordings of the sessions soon!
SEE TEAM POSTERS:
Watch Global Meetup Videos On-Demand!
CHECK OUT THE LINEUP:
WELCOME CEREMONY (iGEM Around The World Tour)
iGEM HQ, iGEM Ambassadors and 2020 iGEM Teams
WELCOME MESSAGES FROM ORGANIZERS
Welcome Ceremony & Keynotes
The Ambassadors will take you on a world tour reporting on what iGEM, SynBio and 2020 is like in your part of the world. The session is streamed at three time slots (03:00 / 09:00 / 15:00 UTC) - so that all of you can watch it in the morning - wherever in the world you are! The ceremony will be followed by keynotes:
- Worldwide Synergy of Synthetic Biology
- Women in STEM
- World of 2030: Sustainable Development Goals
The Committees will be offering a series of sessions with practical tips on succeeding at iGEM. These cover the basics of deliverables, preparing for the prizes, and other topics. Some examples:
- Committee Fair
- How to Present Your Project by Story Telling
- How to Build your Team Wiki
- The VRT Hub: Videos in iGEM
- How to Map your Project to Sustainable Development Goals
- How to Prepare for the Entrepreneurship Prize
Team Spirit: Poster Session
Celebrating the diversity of our community - this will be no ordinary poster session! The posters won't be about projects, but about you. Think outside the box and bring a poster introducing your team in your own style.
Games & Activities
We will be using various platforms for game activities and networking. Here are just a few of the topics on the schedule:
- iGEM Bingo
- What do you Meme?
- Who wants to be an iGEMer?
- How to Bake an iGEM Roll
- Pass the Mask
- BioBlox Tournament
Saturday will be an open day for parties, meetings, and other gatherings. Ambassadors will host themed World Tour parties. Do you want to host your own gathering? Let us know: globalmeetup [AT] igem [DOT] org
- World Tour Party: Food Culture
- World Tour Party: Mocktails Beach
- World Tour Party: Dance Festival
- World Tour Party: Mars Exploration
More than half of this meetup is hosted by your fellow iGEM teams. They will be organizing diverse sessions on topics important to our community. Here are a few examples:
- GMO Ethics & Attitudes
- What can we do to Preserve Soil Biodiversity?
- COVID Diagnostics Roundtable
- Equality, Diversity & Inclusion session
- Tween Synthetic Biology