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The iGEM 2009 Jamboree will take place October 30 - Nov 2.

Important Note: In order to cut down on the number of parallel presentations, we have decided to change the format of the Jamboree in 2009. Presentations will be given on BOTH Saturday and Sunday during the day. We are planning on having no more than 5 parallel sessions at a time. Tracks will be assigned to different satellite areas around MIT campus. Posters will be in assigned locations, also divided by track. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday morning. Please start planning accordingly.

More details will be provided as the season progresses.


Attendance fees

A Jamboree attendance fee of $175.00 USD is required for each undergraduate or high school students and $375.00 USD for all instructors, grad students, advisors, and other attendees.


The detailed schedule for the iGEM 2008 Jamboree has not been finalized yet. You can take a look at the 2008 Jamboree schedule for a general idea of how the Jamboree will run.

A tentative general schedule is as follows:

Friday, Oct 30 iGEM 2009 Begins
6pm - 10pm pre-registration, presentation practice sessions
Saturday, Oct 31 Presentation Day One
morning/afternoon presentations, poster session
evening free evening
Sunday, Nov 1 Presentation Day Two
morning/afternoon presentations, poster session
evening dinner, social event
Monday, Nov 2 Awards Day
morning awards ceremony
afternoon workshops


For more details on the judging/criteria/awards aspects of the Jamboree see the Judging page.

Experimental track / Non-competition teams

The non-competition teams will be given the opportunity to present their work in a exposition part of the Jamboree. Teams will give 5-minute presentations, have poster space to present their posters, and compete for a special track specific award (they will not be eligible for the same awards as the traditional iGEM teams). Details about this track can be found on the Experimental track page.


See Hotels page for more information.