There is no charge to attend.
Prior to attending the workshop: please make sure to join Team Example. Instructions on how to do that can be found here [pdf].
Who should attend?
Every team MUST send at least one instructor. In the past the workshops were targeted specifically towards the instructors. This year, however, students are highly encouraged to attend as well! Portions of the workshops will be specifically geared towards students.
You only have to attend one of the three workshops, whichever one you choose, but you must attend at least one regardless of whether you are a returning iGEM team or not.
Your Role in the Teachers Workshop
Each team will be given less than 5 minutes to speak about their team and their involvement in iGEM this year. We advise against presenting slides because of time - as we are getting larger we want to give everyone the opportunity to speak but appreciate that we aren't just inviting you to come listen to team backgrounds all day. Please think about and be prepared to speak informally about the following:
- How did you hear about iGEM and why did you get involved?
- What are your expectations and hopes for iGEM 2009?
- What has happened at your school to get ready for iGEM 2009?
- Please describe the team - the students, the instructors, and the facilities available.
- How are you supporting your team financially?
- What projects is your team considering so far? (optional)
Please do not plan to give a presentation of the team's project. That will happen at the Jamboree.
Directions to South Kensington Campus via Underground
Nearest underground: South Kensington (District, circle, Piccadilly lines) – Easy access from Heathrow Airport on the Piccadilly line (about 50mins). Approximately 10 mins on District or Circle line westbound from Victoria Rail station (for those arriving from Gatwick Airport). Imperial College campus is about 5 minutes walk from the underground station. Additional information on how to reach the South Ken campus can be found here
From South Kensington Tube Station take the underground tunnel from the main ticket hall right to the end. At the top of the exit steps turn left and walk to Prince Consort Road – just past the large new glass fronted building with white columns at the front. Royal School of Mines (RSM) is (2) on the map below. On entering the building turn left and proceed through the double doors to the lift on your right hand side. Take the lift to the 3rd floor and exit to your right, you are now outside the Dept of BioEngineering.
Accommodation can be booked via the Imperial College conference and accommodation office – a list of hotels, prices, booking form etc can be found here. All bookings are subject to availability.