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Jamboree 2006

The Jamboree will be held at MIT's Stata Center on Saturday November 4 and Sunday November 5th, 2006.

2006 Conference Schedule (Preliminary)

Friday, November 3

Food and drinks at Flat Top Johnny's, Kendall Square, 7 pm to midnight
Not iGEM-sponsored, just a meet and greet for teams that arrive early

Saturday, November 4


The meetings will be concurrent in 3 halls.

Each group will have 15-20 minutes to present their work, plus up to 10 minutes of discussion or questions.

	duration 	event
800	1 hour	Coffee and snacks
900	15	Introduction and welcome
915	30	presentation 1
945	30	presentation 2
1015	15	break
1030	30	presentation 3
1100	30	presentation 4
1130	30	presentation 5
1200	1 hour	lunch and break
1300	30	presentation 6
1330	30	presentation 7
1400	30	presentation 8
1430	15	break
1445	30	presentation 9
1515	30	presentation 10
1545	30	presentation 11
1615	15	break
1630	30	presentation 12
1700	30	presentation 13 and closing comments
1730	2.5 hours	posters, cocktails, buffet dinner with live music
2000	4 hours	social event start
2400	        End of social event	

Sunday, November 5

930	30	breakfast	
1000	1 hour	awards	
1100	15	break	
1115	1200	top presentation recap	
1200	1 hour	lunch	
1300	45 mins	Keynote Presentation 1	
1345	45 mins	Keynote Presentation2
1430	30	Closing comments	


Hotels around MIT are quite expensive ($250+ is not uncommon), but more reasonable rates (about $120) can be found nearby, within a short cab or subway ride. Please check the travelocity, expedia, or hotels.com web sites for additional accommodation options.

  • The Hotel@MIT (20 Sidney St, Cambridge,(617) 577-0200) is excellent and close to campus (see map below). There is a block of rooms reserved at a special rate of $189.00, if you call and request the iGEM Jamboree guest rate. You can also book online by following these instructions:
  1. Go to hotel@mit website
  2. Click on Reservations (bottom left of screen) – this will redirect you to the Doubletree.com website
  3. At the Doubletree.com/Hotel @ MIT website, select dates/smoking preferences/bed type and departure dates
  4. At group/convention code prompt, load JMB
  5. A reservation and confirmation code will be provided and the reservation will be coded to the group block.
  • The Boston Marriott Cambridge (2 Cambridge Ctr, Cambridge, (617) 494-6600) is a good choice for nearby accommodation.
  • The Kendall Hotel is a block away from the Sata Center
  • The Radisson Hotel (777 Memorial Drive) is about a mile from the Stata, and has less expensive rooms.
  • Or check out a comprehensive list of temporary housing here.


Directions to MIT 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.

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 (inbound toward Alewife) and exit Kendall/MIT to go to the Stata Center. If heading to the Hotel at MIT, continue on one more station to Central. Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour and the fare is $1.25. Click here for maps and information about the Boston subway system.

By car - Leaving the airport, follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Enter the tunnel and stay in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, continue to stay in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive. Take Exit 26 for Cambridge/Somerville. Follow the signs for Back Bay/Cambridge (do not take the exit for Cambridge/Somerville). Stay in the right lane and follow the signs for Storrow Drive Westbound. After you pass under the pedestrian walkbridges, change to the left lane and take the exit for 2A North. Turn right and cross the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). MIT's main entrance is 77 Massachusetts Avenue, and it will be on the right at the second set of traffic lights.

2005 Jamboree

Information about last year's Jamboree can be found here.

Jamboree Planning

Ideas/Suggestions for the Jamboree? Contact the Jamboree planning committee

Attendance Roster

Prelimary headcounts are available at the Jamboree Attendance page

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