Giant Jamboree

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Join us at the iGEM 2019 Giant Jamboree!

October 31 - November 4, 2019

Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, USA

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Traveling from overseas?


This year we are not providing hard copies of the program booklet for the Giant Jamboree. That's more than two tons of paper saved! To get the program, you now have a few environmentally friendlier options:

  1. Download the PDF version to your laptop or mobile device
  2. Get the mobile app on your phone or tablet
  3. Browse the program right here on our website!

Special Events

Career Fair

Saturday | Room 203 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM | Hosted by iGEM

As part of the iGEM 2019 Giant Jamboree weekend, iGEM is hosting a career fair event on Saturday, November 2 to foster relationships within the synthetic biology community. This unique opportunity offers top employers a chance to meet with iGEM participants and discuss career opportunities. Be sure to bring plenty of copies of your resume or CV.

- Twist Bioscience
- GenScript
- Synlogic
- Ginkgo Bioworks
- Battelle

Start-up Showcase

Sunday | Room 210 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Hosted by iGEM

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create your own iGEM start-up? Join us for a introduction to the iGEM Entrepreneurship Program and Panel discussion with iGEM founders at different stages of their start-up journey. They will discuss the challenges they have faced and overcome in creating their iGEM ventures and some of the resources available you to help you take your first steps to creating your iGEM projects beyond the competition!

Instructor Social

Sunday | Hynes Third Floor | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Hosted by iGEM

An instructor social event will take place on Sunday evening on the third floor of the Hynes Convention Center. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and each instructor will receive two free drink tickets.

Experience iGEM at the Jamboree

Attend the iGEM 2019 Giant Jamboree and experience iGEM in action. See 300+ teams showcase their work and compete for medals and prizes. Join us and celebrate their achievements,network with iGEMers across 40+ countries, be a part of an international community, make lifelong memories and more!

Relive the 2018 Giant Jamboree.

Invest in the future

Support students who are defining the field of synthetic biology.

Be among leaders: Attracting more than 3,500 synthetic biologists annually, attendees include university students, high school students, industry professionals and faculty from over 40 countries.

Identify trends and innovative ideas: The showcase of projects from over 350 teams has a proven track record of identifying industry trends and spawning powerhouse startups and ideas.

Meet with the talent pool of the industry; With the brightest minds from over 300 institutions in attendance, the iGEM competition serves as a springboard for careers in synthetic biology. Be a Career Fair Exhibitor.

Position yourself as a leader in the field: Inspire students who are defining the field of synthetic biology. Be in front of a captive and targeted audience of 3,500 global leaders in synthetic biology.

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