Climate and Sustainability Roadmap In-person Workshop

This workshop is by invitation only, with a limited number of attendants. The workshop will focus on reviewing and revising our technical research roadmap to advance engineering biology tools and technologies that respond to the urgency of the climate crisis and promote long-term sustainability.

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April 11th, 2022: Registration closes; Deadline for hotel and travel arrangements by EBRC

Agenda Outline
Detailed Agenda Coming Soon!

Workshop Objectives
Review Technical Themes, Research Goals, and Milestones collectively and holistically to identify gaps and summarize the priorities, potential impacts, and the messages they portray.
Participants will work independently and in small groups to review, revise, and complete the content of the technical roadmap.
Identify Milestones in need of further discussion and revise identified Milestones based on the discussions.
Group review and discussion of case studies on Social and Non-Technical Considerations.

Travel Support and Meeting Hotel:
We anticipate covering travel expenses for academics, including students and postdocs. Please see EBRC’s full travel policy here.

We will be reserving a block of rooms at DoubleTree Hilton in Skokie, IL at a rate of $119/night. Please indicate on the registration page if you will need hotel accommodations. If your travel is not covered by EBRC, you can provide payment at check in. Please contact with any questions rather than contacting the hotel directly.

Health and Safety:
We are committed to hosting a safe event. We will be closely watching CDC recommendations in addition to all relevant local and state guidelines leading up to the workshop and make any changes necessary for health and safety. Proof of vaccination will be required for attendance. A rapid antigen testing strategy may also be deployed depending on conditions.

For more information about the roadmap or workshop, please contact Sifang Chen (

For information on EBRC’s travel policies, please contact