iGEM Community Meetup Space


A number of meetups will take place at the event for you to connect with individuals and build your careers, meet your regional synthetic biology communities and iGEM teams, participate in fun games and activities.

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022


Session TitleDescriptionStarting Time (CET)
iGEM Language MeetupBienvenue à Paris! Join us on this fun "language exchange" session and learn some French basics that will help navigate the city of lights.9:30
Community Networking: Synbio UnitedMeet and connect with individuals leading synthetic biology communities around the world!10:15
Community Networking: Academia & ResearchGet a chance to meet individuals who are working in Academia and scientific research. Find out your potential next collaborator, colleague or a friend who shares similar interests.13:30
iGEM 2022 Mentorship Award CeremonyRecognize and celebrate the contributions of iGEM Mentors who have guided iGEM teams throughout the competition to have a fruitful experience.16:00
iGEM Community 2023 RecruitmentThrough iGEM Community, we want to invite, engage, and co-create initiatives with all of you to support our community and help it succeed. We also want to provide opportunities and resources that will help you in your career goals and development both as an individual and a community member. Join us on this session to learn more about our work and our recruitment call for 2023!16:45
Community Networking: Latin America MeetupNow that you're done with the iGEM Competition, let's come together and hear from eachother about our iGEM journey in Latin America. What we learnt from it, what has it inspired us to do, what were the challenges we faced and how can they be solved.17:30

Thursday, October 27th, 2022


Session TitleDescriptionStarting Time (CET)
iGEM Language MeetupMerci. Gracias. 谢谢. شكرًا. धन्यवाद. Thank you! Our community speaks many different languages, and the Jamboree is the perfect time to exchange and learn together!12:45
Community Networking: IndustryNetwork with industry professionals and those looking to step into the Synthetic Biology industry in any capacity.13:30
Community Networking: Shipping PoliciesJoin us for a set of networking rounds where all of us will share our experiences and challenges relating to the shipment of biological material (including kits of iGEM Teams), and map challenges for global shipping.14:15
Community Networking: Science CommunicationNetwork with this year’s iGEM teams and alumni alike to hear about how they have shared their science with everyone from children, to stakeholders, to policymakers. Share the barriers you’ve faced and learn from how others overcame the challenges of bridging the gap between science and society.15:00
iGEM Community 2023 RecruitmentThrough iGEM Community, we want to invite, engage, and co-create initiatives with all of you to support our community and help it succeed. We also want to provide opportunities and resources that will help you in your career goals and development both as an individual and a community member. Join us on this session to learn more about our work and our recruitment call for 2023!15:45
Community Networking: Africa MeetupNetwork with the community and explore together what's next after the Jamboree for our African iGEMers.16:45
Community Networking: Time For Games!The name of the game is “Assassin”. It requires a team effort to determine who is the “secret assassin” among all participants. During the activity, the "assassins"" will be the phages and the victims will be the bacteria. So let's head towards the microbial world!"17:30