North America/During Jamboree



Registration takes place from 6pm-11pm on Friday, October 4 in Hart House. Please click here for a floor plan of Hart House with labeled locations. Team leaders will pick up team boxes in the Lower Gallery. iGEM requests that ONLY the team leader register the team and pick up registration material. Team leaders, please prepare to present all team members signed general release forms if you have not already signed them online in order to receive registration materials and name badges.

Please wear your badge at all times during the 2013 North American Regional Jamboree and make sure it is clearly visible. Badges are necessary for participation in Friday night events, entrance into presentation rooms, for access to food, and for the iGEM social event. If you do not have a badge, you must register in order to obtain one. You are responsible for the contents of your team box after registration. The Toronto iGEM team invites you to a reception in the Great Hall at Hart House where you will find snacks and refreshments on a first come, first serve basis. Visit our table to learn more about Toronto or sign up for special events and practice rooms. The Great Hall is located beside the registration area. Please follow the signs and the directions of our volunteers to provide optimal participant flow. See Friday Night Events for more information.

Friday Night Events

Friday night is not just for registration! The Toronto iGEM team cordially invites you to a general reception in the Great Hall at Hart House from 6 - 11 pm where you will find information, a scrumptious harvest table, a roaring fire and sign-up for several fun and interactive events and workshops. Enjoy a treasure hunt and help us solve the mystery of an alien abduction at our geocaching event or try your hand at laser graffiti, the choice is yours. Come spend some time with us, you'll be glad you did! Please note that while the harvest table will no doubt be a fantastic spread it is not intended to be your dinner! More information about these events and early bird sign-ups are now available on the pre-jamboree page. The countdown to fun has begun!

Jamboree Schedule

A detailed schedule for Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th can be downloaded here .

Please click here for a link to the campus map with routes. Click the room numbers for floor plans.

Hart House is the iGEM 2013 North American Regional Jamboree hub and will house the information desk(Lower Gallery) as well as Friday night events, Breakfast, Lunch and the Poster Session.

The opening and closing ceremonies will be held in the MacMillen Theatre of the Edward Johnson Building (Faculty of Music). Participants will be guided by staff and signs from Hart House to this location and from MacMillen to the lecture halls.

Breaks will be housed in two locations catering to the nearest lecture halls. Participants leaving presentations in the Pharmacy building should break in the CCBR Lobby (a.k.a. The Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research). Participants leaving presentations in Mechanical Engineering and Sandford Fleming Building should break in the Bahen Centre. These routes will be signed and traffic will be headed by staff members for your convenience. The CCBR is the smaller of the two break locations and we encourage you to consider a short walk to the Bahen Centre if you find this location is too crowded for your liking.

Lectures are scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 5th at 9:15am. They are hosted in five lecture rooms, within 3 buildings.

Pharmacy Building150, 250
Mechanical Engineering102
Sandford Fleming1101,1105

Each team has 20 minutes of presentation time, 5 minutes for questions and answers, and 5 minute to switch with the next presenters. Please be sure to bring the necessary equipment for your presentation, such as your laptop, cables/adaptors, laser pointers, and power supply, as these will not be provided.

Where possible, iGEM HQ divided each lecture session into categorical “tracks”. Each session was randomly assigned to a room. A detailed jamboree schedule including room and track will be provided soon and this information will also be present in your team box. Please note: If you are attending the presentations, you are expected to stay for the whole session and only leave the room during the scheduled breaks. It is highly disruptive (not to mention rude) to enter/leave talks in progress. While staff will be guiding you for breaks, meals and poster session, no staff will be present if you choose to change rooms mid-session.

Poster Presentations

The poster session is on Saturday, October 5th in Hart House. Your team has been randomly assigned a poster location by iGEM HQ. You can find your team’s information in the program provided in the team box or click here for a map.

The poster boards are 6 ft wide (72 in, 182.88 cm) by 4 ft (48 in, 121.92cm)in height. While you are welcome to fill this space please keep in mind that if you are planning on using your poster at the finals, iGEM typically limits poster sizes to 4ft x 4ft maximum! Each team may only put up ONE poster. The poster should be hung up on the poster stand corresponding to the poster number you were provided.

Velcro dots will be provided at the poster stands for hanging your poster. Please only use velcro to mount the posters. Do not use tape or pins. Teams can setup their posters beginning at 8am (i.e. at breakfast) on Saturday, October 5th, 2012. Posters should remain up for the entire day until the end of the poster session on Saturday evening when all posters must be removed.
Poster judges will be roaming all day Saturday.
A green sticker affixed to your poster will indicate that it has been judged.

Posters must be removed immediately following the poster reception on Saturday. Please be sure to remove your poster at the end of the reception because any remaining posters will not be saved.

iGEM Social Event

iGEM 2013 Toronto Soiree
Presented by Synbiota Inc. and the Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI)
Featuring Maylee Todd and DJ Fathom
An all-ages dance blast at Airship 37 featuring a live performance by the soulful, joyful MAYLEE TODD and party rocking courtesy of DJ FATHOM. Visual pleasures provided by MANGOPEELER with an interactive cloud experience by I&J IDEATIONS. The perfect launching pad for Nuit Blanche explorations! Party Shuttles depart from Hart House Circle in two waves (7:45 PM - Even numbered poster presenters / 8:15 PM - Odd numbered poster presenters). ADMISSION WITH iGEM BADGE. All-ages licensed event: Cash bar with ID.
This weekend is also Nuit Blanche in Toronto. This is a citywide arts festival and we strongly encourage you to explore after the social, transit is free.

Awards Ceremony

The closing ceremony/awards ceremony will be held at the MacMillan theatre following breakfast in the Great Hall at Hart House. More details coming soon.