[Bio] Fwd: DIYbio Continental Congress 2011

Rikke Rasmussen rikke.c.rasmussen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 10:49:32 PDT 2011


I want to sign Biobridge up for this DIYbio congress and would like to
nominate a couple of us to go - any volunteers?


/Rikke


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From: Jason Bobe <jasonbobe at gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 7:16 PM
Subject: DIYbio Continental Congress 2011
To: diybio at googlegroups.com


DIYbio Continental Congress 2011

DIYbio.org is organizing a series of events in 2011, where we will bring
together delegates from existing DIYbio regional groups to collaborate on
the development of a draft DIYbio code that may serve as a framework for
helping us achieve a vibrant, productive and safe global community of DIYbio
practitioners, regional groups, and community labs.
AGENDA

*Morning Session: History and Future of DIYbio*

09:00am: Welcome & Objectives
09:30am: Presentations by each regional group
10:30am: Future of DIYbio foresight workshop (guest facilitator)
11:30am: What are codes?  Why code?  (guest speaker)
12:15pm: Lunch & Coffee

*Afternoon Session: Coding*

01:15pm: Coding Workshop, Session 1
02:45pm: Break
03:00pm: Coding Workshop, Session 2
04:00pm: Reconvene and discuss elements of code
05:30pm: What did we learn, what’s next?
06:00pm: Adjourn

We have arranged for a graphic recorder to be present to capture the ideas
and discussion highlights, so that we can make those available to the wider
DIYbio community at the conclusion of the event.
DELEGATE NOMINATION PROCESS

It is up to each active regional DIYbio group to nominate 1 or 2 delegates
to send to the congress.  It is important that each delegate nominated be
willing to do several hours of preparation in advance of the congress and
come to the event ready to work and contribute for a full day.  At the end
of the congress, we will ask each delegate to communicate the proceedings of
the event to their regional DIYbio group members and seek feedback, along
other items that we determine over the course of the event.

We are limiting the size of each Congress to about 10-12 people in order to
maximize the quality of the discussion and productivity.  While not everyone
will be able to participate in the face-to-face events this year, we will be
posting the proceedings online for feedback and discussion by the wider
community.  We hope to expand the congress to other continents in future
years and to include more people.
EUROPEAN CONGRESS, MAY 2011

The first congress will be held in London on May 8, 2011.  We are inviting
existing (and active) regional groups in Europe to each send 1-2 delegates
to the one-day event, including:

   1. Copenhagen, DK (BiologiGaragen)
   2. Paris, France (La Paillasse)
   3. United Kingdom (including London, Manchester, Ireland)

Please let us know if you are you part of a regional amateur biology group
that would like to participate in the Congress, but are not on the list
above.  We will include as many people we can within our space constraints.
 Apply to participate here <http://bit.ly/DIYbioCODE>.

Deadline to apply is April 10, 2011.
NORTH AMERICAN CONGRESS, JUNE 2011

We will repeat the exercise at a second congress to be held in San Francisco
on June 14, 2011.  We are inviting existing (and active) DIYbio groups in
North America to each send 1-2 delegates to the one-day event, including:

   1. Baltimore, MD (Genoblasts)
   2. Bay Area, CA (BioCurious)
   3. Boston, MA (DIYbio-Boston)
   4. Brooklyn, NY (Genspace)
   5. Los Angeles, CA (SoCal DIYbio)

Please let us know if you are you part of a regional amateur biology group
that would like to participate in the Congress, but are not on the list
above.  There are a handful of regional groups in various stages of getting
organized, including those in Alabama, Chicago, Houston, Maine, San Diego,
Seattle, Vancouver, and possibly others.  We will include as many people we
reasonably can within our space constraints.  Please apply
here<http://bit.ly/DIYbioCODE>
.

Deadline to apply is April 24, 2011.


The application to participate can also be found here:
http://bit.ly/DIYbioCODE
I have made a page on the DIYbio.org website here:

http://diybio.org/codes

Thanks,

Jason

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