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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. See the attendance fee page for more details.


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.

Software tools track

More details will be provided for the software tools track as the iGEM season progresses.

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.

Photo release form

A photo release form must be signed by all Jamboree participants/attendants prior to attending the event.

Poster requirements

There will be two poster sessions at the iGEM 2009 Jamboree. Each team will be assigned to ONE of the two poster sessions. Locations will be assigned prior to your arrival at the Jamboree. You will be required to put up your poster by 9am on the day of your session. Posters shall be NO LARGER than 48 inches by 48 inches (1.22m x 1.22m).

For details on poster judging see the judging page. Keep in mind that the poster must be able to convey your team's project fully. It should be able to be judged without any external information or input from team members.

iGEM HQ will be asking for a copy of your poster in pdf format for our files. You will be required to provide the pdf version of your poster at the time of your presentation.