Synthetic Biology Slam, 2nd Edition — TOMORROW

September 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

I am way late in advertising this but better late than never:
What is Your Vision for the Future of Synthetic Biology?
Friday Sept 23rd 2011, 7pm @ The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School ROOM CHANGE: Warren Alpert Building 563

Have a big idea? Throw it down at the second Synthetic Biology Slam: an evening of fast-paced creative talks and plentiful discussion on the future of synthetic biology. Meet other innovative thinkers, get feedback, and find new ideas and partners for good work that lies ahead.

The SB Slam will be held on Sept 23rd, the evening before SynBERC’s fall retreat ( We will provide beverages, snacks and a stage—you will bring your best ideas on what the future holds for Synthetic Biology!

Each person will have 3 minutes to present their vision for how the field should evolve over the next few years. Participants can focus on anything from applications, tools, concepts, practices – it’s up to you! We welcome everything from ideas-in-the-making to more developed hypotheses and work. Everyone in the community is encouraged to participate regardless of background or career stage  – all we ask is a willingness to share your ideas and enthusiasm.

Highlights from the inaugural Synthetic Biology Slam, held at, included over 25 presentations including a poetic take on the future of beer brewing, a vision for low-cost automation tools, a proposal for advancing public engagement, and thoughts on the policy landscape shaping the field. To see these and more, visit us online:!

Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a fun and lively evening getting to know the next generation of thinkers moving the field forward!

–  Submit your registration by Sept 19th at
– Name, Affiliation & Position
– Title & 1-2 sentence description of your idea

–   While we strongly encourage participation as a presenter, everyone is welcome to attend. Please register at

–   September 23rd 2011, 7pm, the evening before the SynBERC Fall Retreat: (
The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School ( ROOM CHANGE: Warren Alpert Building 563.  Map here.
–  Free food and beer!
–  Hosted by SynBERC  (

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