The Community Biotechnology Initiative at the MIT Media Lab is organizing the second annual Global Summit on Community Biotechnology this October 26 to 28! Our goal is to provide a space for the global community of DIY biologists / community biologists / biohackers / biomakers and members of independent and community laboratories to convene, plan, build fellowship, and continue the evolution of our movement. Our programming topics will include: diversity and inclusion, sharing and learning, bio security, enabling technologies, bio art and design, and more.
We will be joined by not only this incredible global network of innovators in community bio, but also by luminaries in a number of fields, including George Church and Drew Endy, two of the founders of synthetic biology and pioneers in biotechnology, Jane Metcalfe, co-founder of Wired, community organizer Marshall Ganz, some of the creators of Westworld and best-selling author Ben Mezrich for a Science Fiction and Storytelling session on Sunday.
While all are welcome, space is limited, so we are prioritizing active practitioners in the community with an emphasis on diversity across geographic, cultural, ethnic, gender, and creative backgrounds. We will add accepted participants to the directory on a rolling basis with the goal of accepting everyone interested in joining.
We can't wait to see you in October!