EBRC 2023 Annual Meeting

We are excited to announce that registration for the EBRC 2023 Annual Meeting at Northwestern University on June 5-6, 2023 is now open. Registration is open to all EBRC academic members and their lab members, all employees of Industry Member companies, our government colleagues, and members of EBRC’s Student & Postdoc Association. We are also pleased to welcome all faculty, researchers, and trainees at Northwestern’s Center for Synthetic Biology to register and attend.

Register Here

The EBRC Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for the engineering biology community to come together to engage on matters important to advancing engineering biology. In addition to inspiring research talks and poster presentations, EBRC’s meeting holds time to consider the larger engineering biology research ecosystem in which we all exist and work together to move the field forward. We invite you to join us to present and discuss your latest research, build relationships with your colleagues in academia, industry, and government, and advance the member-driven work of EBRC. View our draft agenda here. Note that we anticipate running until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 5.

Please register here by May 3, 2023. To confirm your spot and offset some of the meal costs, there will be a nominal fee ($150 for faculty and $75 for students and postdocs). If this fee is prohibitive for you or your lab members, please email helix@ebrc.org.

Abstract submissions for posters are now being accepted. Abstract submission is separate from registration. Submissions from all attendees are welcome! We encourage you to submit your latest, ongoing work as a mechanism to engage in community dialogue.

  • Abstracts for posters are due on May 19, 2023

April 7: Last day to submit talk abstracts
April 21: Notification of talk selection
May 3: Registration closes*
May 5: Deadline for hotel and travel arrangements by EBRC
May 19: Last day to submit poster abstracts

*registration may still be possible after this date but will incur additional costs

Annual Meeting Venue:
Northwestern University
Norris Center
1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL 60208

Meeting Hotel:
EBRC has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn at 1818 Maple Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 at $179.00 per night (includes breakfast and WiFi). Please indicate on the registration page if you will need hotel accommodations. We will reserve the room in our block. If your travel is not covered by EBRC, you can provide payment at check in. Please contact helix@ebrc.org with any questions rather than contacting the hotel directly.

Travel Support:
We anticipate covering airfare and hotel expenses for:

  • Individuals selected as speakers from academia, including students and postdocs;
  • EBRC Academic Council members; and
  • Student and Postdoc Association Board members who present a poster or are selected as speakers.

The meeting will conclude at 5:00PM on Tuesday June 6 and we encourage those receiving travel support to find an evening flight out of Chicago O’Hare if at all possible. We will only cover Tuesday night hotel expenses with prior approval. Please contact helix@ebrc.org if you anticipate needing Tuesday night accommodations. Please also note that travel support does not include the confirmation/meal fee ($150 for faculty and $75 for students and postdocs). Email helix@ebrc.org if this fee is prohibitive. Please see EBRC’s full travel policy here.

We encourage you to make your travel plans early, as we will cap the level of airfare support provided by EBRC. Airfare must be booked by May 5 to be eligible for EBRC support.

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 Meeting and make any changes necessary for health and safety.