Talk:Jamboree/Social Event




If you have an idea to make this party more fun or what you want to do at this party, please write down here. It's okay that details of your idea have not been determined. Someone of the committee will add the alien idea to your idea. It's interesting, don't you think?

1. I named this day(November 1st) NEO HALLOWEEN!! I want this party more fun than other usual Halloween party. Then, I have an idea. In Halloween, children go to get the sweets with saying "Trick or Treat!", by contrast in NEO HALLOWEEN, we will go to give the sweets that is popular or traditional in each countries. This activity can show us customs of each countries and maybe we can be surprised at this. (e.g "What's this!? It's really delicious!!" or "It's not for human > < why have you brought this?") Of course, it is natural to wear a costume. You can enjoy not only masquerading but also introducing culture to each other. --Shohei

  • Of course a Halloween party is a wonderful idea, I for one have never had a Halloween so it's cool. However, we need to keep in mind that people have to travel from far. Can they all take a costume with them? (Or elaborate treats for that matter) -- WJP
    • Surely, WJP's opinion is right, but I don't expect that everyone wears full costume, I want them to wear partial costume but they have cultural meanings, for example a wig of topknot of samurai for Japanese or a mask of luchadore for Mexican. Moreover, we can do nothing if we're concerned about only risk. I think we should think not risk but how to gather participants, for example thinking a interesting plan, announcement to everyone. --Shohei
  • What do you think about preparing body painting tools for participants who can't bring some costume. If there are paintings of national flags on faces, we can distinguish the person's nationality. --Shohei

2. I think we need to keep a mascots competition, who can think of the nicest mascot representing their team ánd project!? -- WJP

  • It's good idea! I think that we should do not only mascots competition but also logotype, costume and Miss iGEM(or iCEM?) competition. For this, we have to prepare voting slips and add up the votes on the day. --Shohei

3. I think about to make some weird prizes like the most funniest team, also i have the idea to make something like collect something from the other teams to maximize interchange, maybe we can give points or something and at the end of the night give a prize for the people with more score or something :) --Cjdg 15:31, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Nice idea! For carrying out this idea, I think one example. At first, we give participants a big card and we make them write down their name on the card. If she/he communicate with others during the party, write down signature on that card each other. At the end of the party, the collecter who get the most signature win the prize. Furthermore, the name card will be a good souvenior for everyone. --Shohei
  • What do you think about port it a prize for individual and the team, and in the card put data like mail :), and about the prize we have to be honest, a tequila bottle or a round of beer ? :D, i thoug also with the teachers so we can force them to talk with others :). --Cjdg 08:01, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

4. Hi everyone! =) The brazilian team have an idea. We want to exchange our team T-shirt with other teams! We think it could be a nice gift =) What do you think? By the way, we liked the Tequila bottle idea! =) --Raissa 12:31, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Thank you for providing the idea, I think it's a good idea, it's like a national soccer team, but it's a little difficult for the committee to force participants to exchange their T-shirts because someone might not like to exchange it. Soccer players exchange their uniform on a voluntary basis, so I think it's better to stimulate them to exchange the T-shirts by someone in the committee demonstrating an example. --Shohei
  • You are right, all we can do is to provide the idea talking to people at the party. --Raissa

5. To stimulate the iGEMers to participate, I think of an idea. The name is iCEM lottery. We number the flyers to make them tickets to take part in this lottery and during the party, the committee draw some winning number and announce them. Then the winners of this lottery can get a prize. --Shohei


Can you do DJ playing? If you want to do, it might be possible. If you want, at first please write down your name here and negotiate with the committee. If you have music that you want to play, please prepare it.

Cristian Delgado Myspace:

  • I listened your myspace music. It's great! Are you a pro DJ? The main DJ of iCEM can be decided. --Shohei
    • Mandar phatakI can help him..I do a lot of computer music and will be of help to cjdg.
  • Yes im pro dj, i did work with some like thrillseekers, menno de jong, clybourne and some more, and i played on some love parades included 2008 germany and the last lp in mexico among some events, and of course i think would be great to do something bizarre with many people and computers, also i would like to know which kind of music do you like :) --Cjdg 07:50, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
  • I forgot, what do you think to share emails and keep in touch using maybe facebook, myspace hi5 or something, i have more ideas :) --Cjdg 07:50, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Hi guys i would like to ask you which kind of music would you like to hear, in my case i like electronica, most european trance techno progressive and house.

--Cjdg 04:44, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

    • I like house music and other electro music too. However, considering of the case of this party, I think, all genre playing is better. I have one idea that everyone come to the party with the music which they want to hear, but this idea is too difficult to carry out. -- Shohei


Jillian's Boston seems to have a great video system, so if you have the video that you want to show us, you can do that! We wait your fantastic video.

Isn't there any movie creators? It will be nice if we have some short movie.(KazutoIKEDA)

  • I prepared hot software. It can make movie easily by using some photos. If committee's member take some photo of looks of iGEM presentation, I can make movies on the day. --Shohei


To liven up the party, what decoration do we need?

We definitely need some Halloween decorations, but maybe if you ask they still have it at Jillian's?? Such places usually have some kind of seasonal decorations? -- WJP

  • If I can help it, I want to decorate this party with the original decoration because this is NEOHALLOWEEN. However, in view of lack of time, money and hands we might not do that, but I want to change keycolor from orange and black to others, all the same. --Shohei

How to discuss

Maybe we can bring a more dynamic discussion by using the iGEM Forum (not used intensively right now)?? I have made an iCEM topic

  • I applied for membership, but I don't receive reply at all. Probably the review of this membership will take a long time, so we have to discuss using other methods. --Shohei
  • What do you think to use skype msn or something ?:) --Cjdg 07:55, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
    • I can discuss with any methods which we can use. However, it must be open everyone. Is it not good to use this board?--Shohei
    • Ok i arrange a little bit the discuss page :D --Cjdg 19:45, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
  • By the way, it would also be nice to meet in person before the event, i will arrive at 29 to boston so when you will arrive?:D --Cjdg 08:43, 16 October 2009 (UTC)
    • I think it is nice too, I will arrive at Boston on 29th.--Shohei