Team Meetups

Meetup events are happening around the world. Teams share ideas, help each other, and spend time with their fellow iGEMers! There is the opportunity to have a representative from Headquarters come to your event!

Last year's Meetup page - 2018 Meetups

Is your team organizing a Meetup?

Let us know by email: hq AT igem DOT org.

Please include:

  • Name of the Meetup
  • Dates
  • Location
  • Itinerary
  • Brief description of the Meetup (2 - 4 sentences)
  • Contact information (to be posted online)






BioBrick Tutorial

Dates: April 12-14

Location: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark

Description: DTU will host the 7th Annual BioBrick Tutorial April 12-14th. The tutorial is a combination of hands-on BioBrick assembly workshop in the lab, presentations about the iGEM process, and a chance to get to know the other Nordic teams.

Itinerary: Friday: Arrival of teams and lectures. Saturday: Lab exercises and workshops. Sunday: Lab exercises and lectures

Contact Information: dtubiobuilders [AT]

iGEM Shanghai Regional Conference

Dates: April 13

Location: NYU Shanghai

Itinerary: 10am to 4pm

Description: The NYU Shanghai team will be hosting the iGEM Shanghai Regional Conference. Local iGEM teams are invited to share their previous competition research, help each other troubleshoot for future experiments, and learn about ways to continue their passion of synthetic biology beyond the competition for the 2019 season.

Contact Information: Daisy Bugarin. Email: db3696 [AT] nyu [DOT] edu.

iGEM Spring Festival

Dates: May 3-5

Location: Bonn, Germany (Center for Advanced European Studies and Research - CAESAR)

Itinerary: 3 days, program to be announced soon

Description: Kick off the iGEM season with a different kind of meetup! We invite you to Bonn to celebrate the iGEM values with us in a festival-style meetup, attend exciting talks from research scientists, present your teams in a fun way, share ideas and receive feedback, visit the famous Rhein in Flammen and Panama Opening festivals in Bonn with an incredible firework show, visit the Cherry Blossom Avenue, and attend various workshops. The meetup is an initiative started by European Ambassador Nemanja and our team with goals to connect iGEMers with a fun event, include After iGEM with a separate workshop, and promote and recruit potential new teams. Check out our website for more information. We hope to see you in May!

Contact Information: info [AT]


Southern China Regional Meeting

Dates: May 5

Location: Shenzhen University

Itinerary: 9:30AM to 5:20PM

Description: In this event, many iGEM teams are invited and will take turns to talk about their own projects, progress they have made and difficulties they have met. During this period, other teams can ask questions or help solve their problems to achieve the purpose of learning and communication among teams.

The Meetup will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 5:20 p.m.. Eight teams will be on the stage to give speeches. Meanwhile, we have invited Dorothy, the Asian iGEM ambassador, to give us a lecture on how to prepare the competition, which can help us improve and further our project.

Contact Information: 1005745813 [AT], or WeChat LLL_Wendy

Nordic iGEM Conference (NiC)

Dates: May 17-19

Location: University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Description: The Nordic iGEM Conference (NiC) is a three-day meetup for the Nordic iGEM teams. This year the event is hosted by University of Copenhagen. There will be workshops, a mini-jamboree, an After iGEM panel discussion and social activities to strengthen the ties between Nordic iGEM teams.

Contact Information: Cecilie, email: cich [AT]


iGEM Collaboration Meet Up

Dates: May 17-19

Location: Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany

Description: iGEM, although being a competition, it lives from its big community and all the collaborations. For this reason we want to meet all of you as soon as possible and start working together! Come join us in Erlangen, Germany for a weekend of socializing, interesting talks, workshops, poster sessions and our collaboration speed-dating. Oh, and Franconia is known worldwide for its amazing beer.

Contact Information: email: project-igem [AT]


The Third iGEM Nanjing Regional Meetup

Dates: May 19

Location: China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing

Itinerary: 10:00AM to 4:30PM

Description: The Third iGEM Nanjing Regional Meetup is held by China Pharmaceutical University iGEM (CPU_CHINA) team. In this meetup, many teams are invited to share their own projects and communicate with the others, to achieve the purpose of learning and communicating among teams. We also invited many experienced iGEMers to provide suggestions to each team, which can further their projects.

Contact Information: email: KKeHuandi [AT]

iGEM meetup for teams and supervisors

Dates: June 13-14

Location: former US embassy @ The Hague, the Netherlands

Itinerary: Day 1: workshops, presentations, panel discussions & Day 2: unconference: you set the programme

Description: Do you want to increase your chances to succeed in the iGEM competition 2019? Acquire useful tools, skills and knowledge, exchange best practices, and learn all about human practices, safety & security, including how to work Safe-by-Design. In other words: get a head start! So save the date and join the iGEM Europe meetup during the Border Sessions festival on 13 & 14 June in The Hague, hosted by Rathenau and RIVM. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook for more information about the programme.

Contact Information: biotechnologie [AT]


The US_AFRL_CarrollHS Meetup

Dates: June 22

Location: 444 Building at 444 E Second Street, Dayton, Ohio

Itinerary: 10 AM - 3 PM

Description: A chance to discuss iGEM projects, meet other teams, and get excited for iGEM!!!

The 444 Building is used as a creative and collaborative center for AFRL and other researchers. It stands in the heart of the innovation district in Downtown Dayton. Just down the street is Wilbur and Orville Wright’s bicycle shop where they initially designed the Wright Flyer!

Meet us at the birthplace of innovation, where creativity and curiosity are grounded as the building blocks for the future of synthetic biology! We hope to see you there!

Contact Information: igem [AT]

German iGEM Meetup

Dates: July 5-7

Location: Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf

Description: The German Meetup will be hosted in Düsseldorf, Germany from July 5 - 7, 2019. There will be exciting talks, a panel discussion and poster presentations, where we invite you to present and discuss your team’s project. In addition, there will be many opportunities to socialize with your fellow iGEM participants.
Receive input from experts, discuss your ideas and get to know the German iGEM teams!

Contact Information: igem [AT]

All India iGEM Meetup

Dates: July 20-21

Location: IISER Bhopal (Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh)

Description: IISER Bhopal is proud to host this years' All India iGEM Meetup. The idea around the meetup is to come together and understand the uniqueness of each other's ideas and to have some fun in the process of learning (Cause we all know, Science and Fun go hand in hand). There will be a poster presentation session and anonymous feedback, coupled with a few talks.

Contact Information: Anish Ganju (7411279212), Radha Kulkarni (7350508855), Email: igemiiserb [AT]

Israel's Mini iGEM Jamboree

Dates: September 19

Location: Tel Aviv University, Israel

Description: On September 19th, 2019 the Israeli mini Jamboree will be taking place in Tel Aviv University, Israel. The attending teams would have the opportunity to practice their presentations for the Giant Jamboree. Each team will be judged according to the official judging form and will receive feedback from experts. In addition, the team members would be able to use the meetup for socializing and collaborations.

Contact Information: Ofir Vardi, igemtau [AT]

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SynBio Gone Viral

Dates: September 20-22

Location: Brussels / Leuven, Belgium (More info soon!)

Itinerary: A collection of Keynote Speakers, Workshops and Preparation for the Jamboree, with a Black Tie Gala at night!

Description: The iGEM KU Leuven team, Aachen and GO Paris Saclay teams are proud to announce a new conference hosted in the heart of Europe. The KU Leuven team will host several key note speakers from all over Europe, workshops and a practice session for the great jamboree! Alongside the assemblage of speakers and interactivity, there will be poster and presentation session to allow your team some practice for Boston, and a lovely Black Tie dinner to relax on a weekend night. We hope to see you in September, and feel free to E-mail with any questions!

Contact Information: synbio [AT]

Website: Website coming soon!

BeNeLux Mini Jamboree

Dates: October 25

Location: Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Itinerary: 9 am to 6 pm

Description: During this meetup, we want to invite all the teams of the Benelux to Eindhoven to exercise their presentation and poster for the Giant Jamboree. Experts in the field will give feedback so you can optimize your work for the last time before going to Boston.

Contact Information: igem [AT]