Schedule.

Announcing the schedule for BioHTP. Learn more info about our amazing speakers. Subject to change. All times listed are PST. Some tickets are still available, but selling fast. You don't want to miss it!

Friday, September 23

7:00pm
Welcome and Opening Remarks

7:15pm
Sebastian Coccioba
Plant Engineering

7:45pm
David Ishee
How to biohack your dog and why you should

8:05pm
Thomas Landrain
Exploring the Dark Matter of Science

8:35pm
Heather Dewey Hagborg
Hacking Biopolitics: Art and Intervention

Saturday, September 24
10:00am
Welcome from Counter Culture Labs
10:15am
Anthony Di Franco
The Open Insulin Project

10:30am
David Brown
High Throughput Live Cell Genotyping: An information heist using stolen components

10:50am
Eri Gentry
An Exhibit of Bio:Made Creations of the Future

11:15am
Break

11:40am
David Kong
How To Grow (Almost) Anything

12:05am
Megan Palmer
Biohacking Governance

12:30pm
Lunch off site

1:35pm
Mary Tsang
Open Source Estrogen

2:05pm
Structure Films
Documenting DeExtinction

2:30pm
Open Talks

2:50pm
Elizabeth Hénaff
Bioremediation potential of the endogenous microbiome informs landscape architecture around the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn’s hippest SuperFund

3:15pm
Interactive Activity

4:15pm
Kate McLean & Mario Furloni
Telling Stories About Science

4:35pm
Michal Galdzicki
Salmon Barcoding

5:00pm
Nick Moench
Brewing GFP Beer

5:15pm
Dinner off site

6:20pm
Open Talks

6:40pm
Cory Tobin
Bacterial Nitrogenase

7:05pm
Kate Adamala
Synthetic Cells

7:30pm
Drew Endy
Closing remarks

8:00pm-ish
Party

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

Collaborations
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

2:00pm
Saying goodbye to all of your new friends: The End!