You can submit a talk idea at: https://forms.gle/Zwyx6M73RMVz7fra9
Speakers receive two free tickets to the conference if selected. Discounted tickets will be awarded for submitting.
Keep in mind that you can present your work through our Poster Sessions.
Selected speakers will be announced by April 5th
Josiah Zayner Ph.D.
Dr. Josiah Zayner is constantly pushing the boundaries of Science outside traditional environments. He started Biohacking during his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics at the University of Chicago, creating The Chromochord in his apartment, the world’s first musical instrument that uses engineered protein nanotechnology. After his Ph.D., Josiah received a prestigious fellowship to work with NASA’s Synthetic Biology program, engineering bacteria to help terraform Mars. Now he is the Founder and CEO of The ODIN, a company that is teaching people how to do genetic engineering at home. Besides starring in the recent Netflix documentary Unnatural Selection, his work has been featured in the New York Times, Time, Scientific American and NPR, among many others.
Sebastian S. Cocioba
Amateur Plant Biologist and Independent Researcher at Binomica Labs, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational research organization focused on promoting small thoughtful science regardless of academic or socioeconomic background. Also CEO and Founder of New York Botanics, LLC, a plant genetic engineering and design firm providing transgenic crop solutions for private, public, and industrial clients.
Yvette d’Entremont, AKA SciBabe, is a cantankerous crusader for a fact based reality. Staring through stacks of peer reviewed papers to take on charlatans, pervasive food myths, and medical misinformation are just a few of the reasons why she has a pretty heavy Botox habit. After an early career as an analytical chemist with a masters degree in forensic science, Yvette started writing about science with a heavy dose of snark as a hobby. Within a year she had gone viral multiple times and had made Scibabe a fulltime job. Her work aims to teach readers to recognize the signs of bad science and misinformation so that people can safeguard themselves from losing time or money to bullshit. Her hobbies include rock climbing and reviewing porn for the plot on her podcast, Two Girls One Mic.
Timothy Stiles just wants to see people build beautiful living things. He is the founder, creator and CEO of genepool.me, a place to hack DNA together on the internet. Software developer by training and self-taught biohacker he dreams of the amazing things people could actually do as synbio gets cheaper and cheaper. He’s always down for a good laugh so please share your silly GMO ideas with him.
Elliot is the founder of Spira, a company that creates replacements for animal and petroleum compounds in the supply chain using genetically engineered algae. Spira has received awards from RebelBio, Lighthouse Labs, the World Food Programme, Halcyon Incubator, BeGreen, CommBeBiz, and NSF. He has presented at SXSW, Synbiobeta and Thought for Food. Elliot is a Kairos Fellow, a Seasteading Ambassador, and sits on the Virginia Governor’s Council for Youth Entrepreneurship. Before Spira, Elliot graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering; he trained at the Stanford d.School, studied synthetic biology for 10 years and worked for 5 years as a product consultant. He previously founded 6 failed startups and 2 successful nonprofits including an open community science lab and raised over $1,000,000 for various startups. He is incredibly motivated to solve physiological needs using simple biological design. In his spare time he plays music, and is working on side projects to make airships and health clinics on the ocean.
Jeffrey Tibbetts is body modification artist and biohacker. He co-hosts the annual Grindfest gathering at Auglim Laboratory. Jeffrey has been involved in many projects such as peptides that modify circadian rhythm, night vision using A2 supplementation, subdermal armor, and recently the Pegleg. The Pegleg is a subdermal router/memory system being developed in collaboration with the biohacking community. Jeffrey also holds classes at the Auglim Laboratory teaching safe piercing technique and biocoating technology.
Camryn is studying conservational biology at University of the Pacific and works as a behavioral research intern at Micke Grove Zoo, specializing in enrichment engineering. She has completed several projects that aim to improve animals’ lives, whether they’re wild or captive. Camryn has a magnet implanted in her left hand to try and get closer to the platypus!