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2006 Jamboree Location and Directions

MIT campus in vicinity of Stata Center

The Jamboree will be held at MIT's Stata Center, also known as Building 32.

Click here for a map of the MIT campus.

To get to Stata from Logan Airport:

By taxi - Taxi fare from the airport is about $20-$25. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes or more.

By subway - From any terminal at Logan Airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. At South Station, change to the Red Line subway to Kendall/MIT (inbound toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour and the fare is $1.25.


Hotels around MIT are expensive ($250-$350), but lower rates (about $120) can be found nearby, within a short cab or subway ride.


Hostelling International has a youth hostel about 10 mins walk from the MIT campus. Beds are about $37 per night.


  • The Hotel@MIT (20 Sidney St, Cambridge,(617) 577-0200) is excellent and close to campus (see map above). iGEM discounted rates expired on October 3rd.

Other Hotels

  • The Boston Marriott Cambridge (2 Cambridge Ctr, Cambridge, (617) 494-6600) is also a good choice for nearby accommodation.
  • The Kendall Hotel is a block away from the Stata Center
  • The Radisson Hotel (777 Memorial Drive) is about a mile from the Stata, and has less expensive rooms.
  • A list of temporary housing near MIT can be found here, or check major travel web sites (Travelocity, Expedia, or Hotels.com) for other accommodation options.


Pre-event social: Teams arriving early and looking to socialize are welcome to meet up at Flat Top Johnny's (pool bar), Kendall Square (5 minute walk from Stata), after 7:30 pm. See map

Saturday November 4th - Stata Center
8:30 AM 0:30 Registration and Coffee
9:00 AM 0:15 Introduction
9:15 AM 0:30 Ambassadors
9:45 AM 0:30 Talk 1
10:15 AM 0:30 Talk 2
10:45 AM 0:30 Break
11:15 AM 0:30 Talk 3
11:45 AM 0:30 Talk 4
12:15 PM 0:30 Talk 5
12:45 PM 0:20 Group Picture
1:05 PM 0:55 Lunch
2:00 PM 0:30 Talk 6
2:30 PM 0:30 Talk 7
3:00 PM 0:30 Talk 8
3:30 PM 0:30 Break
4:00 PM 0:30 Talk 9
4:30 PM 0:30 Talk 10
5:00 PM 0:30 Talk 11
5:30 PM 3:00 Posters, Reception, and Dinner
8:00 PM 4:00 iGEM Social Event! see below
12:00 AM

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Sunday November 5th - Kresge Auditorium
Leave your bags in the Stata Center
8:00 AM 0:30 Coffee
8:30 AM 0:15 Award Session Introduction
8:45 AM 0:45 Drew Endy
9:30 AM 1:00 Awards
10:30 AM 0:30 Break
11:00 AM 1:00 3 Finalists
12:00 PM 0:15 Grand Prize Award
12:15 PM 0:30 Wrap-up
12:45 PM Lunch or Leave
Return to the Stata Center for lunch
or to pick up a box lunch to go.



  • Talks will run concurrently in 3 rooms, so that all teams will be able to give talks.
  • Presentations will be 20 minutes per team plus an additional 5 minutes for questions and 5 minutes to set up the next team.
  • On Saturday, there will be a group photo taken.
  • The iGEM social event will feature live music, DJs, and random acts of fabulousness! Plan to spend all night.
  • On Sunday, the three finalists for the grand prize will repeat their presentations for everyone.
  • Box lunches will be provided Sunday and teams are urged to stay and compare notes, but are otherwise free to depart.


Posters shall be 48 inches on a side (Randy's E-mail on Oct. 12) -- this equals to 121,9 cm. Closest ISO A-series format is A0 (841 × 1189 mm).

Planned Awards

Best Part

Best Device

Best System

Best Presentation

Best Poster

Best Documentation

Best Measurement and Part Characterization

Best Cooperation and Collaboration

Best Conquest of Adversity

Best Real World Application

And, finally, the Grand Prize as determined by the judges...

Please Send Photos

Got fantastic iGEM-related photos? Send them to ahessel@gmail.com so they can be included in a iGEM video montage!

Attendance Roster

Prelimary headcounts are available at the Jamboree Attendance page

External Site

The iGEM 2006 external web site can be found here. (Some tweaks are still being made.)

2005 Jamboree

Archived information about the 2005 Jamboree can be found here.

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