Friday, September 23
Welcome and Opening Remarks
How to biohack your dog and why you should
Exploring the Dark Matter of Science
Heather Dewey Hagborg
Hacking Biopolitics: Art and Intervention
Saturday, September 24
Welcome from Counter Culture Labs
Anthony Di Franco
The Open Insulin Project
High Throughput Live Cell Genotyping: An information heist using stolen components
An Exhibit of Bio:Made Creations of the Future
How To Grow (Almost) Anything
Lunch off site
Open Source Estrogen
Bioremediation potential of the endogenous microbiome informs landscape architecture around the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn’s hippest SuperFund
Kate McLean & Mario Furloni
Telling Stories About Science
Brewing GFP Beer
Dinner off site
Sunday, September 25
10:00am - 2:00pm
Open discussions about the challenges of building a biohacker community
How to set up a DIYbio lab
Come share tools, resources, advice, and first-hand experiences of setting up a community lab. We will discuss different business models, non-profit advice, laboratory and biosafety best practices and more.
Discussion moderated by Kathy Buehmann and Patrik D'haeseleer
How can we better collaborate between labs? Are there better communication platforms we could take advantage of? How do we safely exchange biological materials? How about building DIY Bionet hardware?
Discussion moderated by Maureen Muldavin
DIYbio funding opportunities
We will discuss and exchange funding ideas, anything from funding individual projects, to funding entire labs, to funding opportunities to develop the DIYbio community as a whole.
Bad things happen - are you prepared?
So far, the DIYbio community has been lucky in that no really bad incidents seem to have occurred. But bad things happen even to good people. Sooner or later some DIY lab will have an accident, or will get sued by someone, or will hit a PR nightmare - that’s not a matter of IF but WHEN. When the shit hits the fan, is YOUR lab prepared to survive? Do you have allies in your immediate community who can be your advocates? Are you protected from legal liability?
We will walk through two sample scenarios to help stimulate the discussion.
Discussion moderated by Patrik D'haeseleer
Let’s plan for next year!
Did you like this format? Should we do things differently next year? Where should we hold next year’s DIYbio meeting, and what format should it be? Unconference? A bunch of talking heads? A competition like iGEM? A multi-day hackathon? How can we get some travel sponsorship for attendees. Write an NSF travel grant? Find sponsorship?
Discussion moderated by Eric Harness
Saying goodbye to all of your new friends: The End!