After iGEM/SynBio-Association/SynBio United
Event by the Global Alliance of SynBio Associations
In 2020, the Global Alliance of SynBio Associations contacted and showcased several local and regional groups. A year later, we brought together SynBio Associations worldwide at SynBio United on July 17, 2021.
In this first-ever virtual gathering, we received 180 registrations and had over 15 SynBio Associations and Networks joining us from across the globe. We were able to actively foster communication and work together on the next steps of our Global Alliance. Thank you all for joining us at SynBio United!
Soon we will release and share more outcomes of our event. Stay tuned!
Details of the Event
The event will have a convening format with a mix of panel discussions and participant-led sessions. We hope to actively foster communication and interactions between our attendees. Everyone at this gathering will be invited to participate and contribute to these discussions.
All sessions will be live on Zoom, starting with a brief warm-up and welcome followed by moderated discussions, networking and reflections. Participants will contribute and interact on stage (video), chat, and our online whiteboard. With all these types of interaction, we hope everyone feels welcome to engage during the event!
We will have moderators to facilitate and organize the interactions. There will be volunteers helping with open microphone conversations, questions and comments on the chat and note-taking components to best capture the discussions and reflections of each session.
There will be opportunities for everyone to get together, brainstorm, do some rapid prototyping in the different types of networking sessions before and during the event.
You can contribute with the organization of this event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Associations, assemble!||Event Warm-up with intro of attendees and promo videos livestreamed.||Event organizers||12:30 UTC|
|Welcome Note||Welcome Session in which the moderators and ettiquette of the event are presented.||Event organizers||13:00 UTC|
|Lesson 101: How to thrive as an Association||Panel Discussion with Associations followed by a Q&A with the audience.||CCiC, SynBio Canada, SynBio Africa and KCL SynBioTech||13:10 UTC|
|Break / Regional Networking||Take a moment to relax and get your favorite beverage. Or stay on Zoom for regional networking.||13:50 UTC|
|Reflections of local realities||Two parallel sessions focused on how Associations reflect local realities:
#1. How to engage local people solving local problems
#2. What it requires to democratize SynBio knowledge
|Allbiotech and IBLoT
SynBio Indonesia and SynBio Brasil
|How do we support us?: Collaborating to generate global impact||Rapid prototyping and orientation for upcoming networking session.||Event Organizers||14:25 UTC|
|Break / Rapid Networking||Take a moment to relax and get your favorite beverage. Or stay on Zoom for random rapid networking.||14:50 UTC|
|Networking 1||Parallel networking sessions focused on the Association's Impact and Contribution to:
#3. Open Science
|Event Organizers||15:00 UTC|
|Networking 2||Parallel networking sessions focused on the Association's Impact and Contribution to:
#1. Academia and Research
#2. Industry and Bioeconomy
#3. Science Communication
|Event Organizers||15:25 UTC|
|Coffee Break||Take a moment to relax and get your favorite beverage.||15:50 UTC|
|Future of SynBio: What next?||Session to collect and present all ideas and outcomes from SynBio United.||Event organizers||16:00 UTC|
|Vote of thanks||Closing remarks of the first SynBio United.||Event Organizers||16:20 UTC|
We are happy to announce the SynBio Associations from across the globe that confirmed participation at our inaugural virtual gathering. These are some of the organizations you will be able to meet and greet during SynBio United:
SynBio United is the result of a combined effort from Steering Group members of the Open Science and Accessibility (OScA) Network, iGEM Ambassadors and volunteers from different SynBio Associations. Meet our organizing team: