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iGEM Regional Jamboree Americas

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The Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) is excited and proud to be the host of the iGEM 2011 Americas Regional Jamboree in Indianapolis, IN from October 8-10, 2011. Over 70 teams will be participating and competing at the Americas Jamboree for a chance at a spot at the World Championships! We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis in October.


Saturday, October 8 – Monday, October 10, 2011

About Indianapolis, IN

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Downtown Indianapolis is an active urban area, especially in the blocks surrounding the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus. Over 200 restaurants and clubs, live music and shows, and a four-story shopping mall are all right there, in the heart of everything. You'll be able to walk from campus to your hotel to all that downtown Indy has to offer.



  • 6 - 10 pm. Registration, Practice Talks


  • 8:30 am. Registration & Coffee
  • 9 am. Opening Remarks
  • 9:30 am - 6 pm. Presentations (includes Breaks & Lunch)
  • 6 pm. Poster Presentations
  • 8 pm. Social Event


  • 9am - 3pm. Breakfast, Awards Ceremony, and Group Photo.

Schedule is tentative and subject to change. A final schedule with more detail will be posted later in the summer.

Hotel Information

Hotel rooms have been blocked at the JW Marriott and the University Place Conference Center & Hotel. Sessions will be held at both venues which are located approximately one (1) mile from each other. Guest rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis so book your team rooms now!

JW Marriott 10 S West Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

Reservations: 800-266-4632 Be sure to mention iGEM Americas Regional Jamboree to receive the group rate Group rate: $139 + tax per night

University Place Conference Center & Hotel 850 West Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202

Reservations: 317-274-3196 Be sure to mention IBE and iGEM to receive the group rate Group rate: $139 + tax per night

Contact Information

Sarah Clements, IBE Meetings Director 859-977-7450

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