EBRC 2024 Annual Meeting

May 16-17, 2024 | Atlanta, GA

Registration is now closed. If you are still interested in attending, please email us at helix@ebrc.org

We are pleased to announce that our 2024 Annual Meeting will be held May 16-17, 2024 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA! We have a series of exciting events held in coordination with this year’s Annual Meeting, we encourage everyone to check them out!

Schedule of Events (please see each event page to register):

Each year, we look forward to the Annual Meeting as an opportunity to come together to share science, build community, and collaborate to advance engineering biology to address national and global needs. Attendance at the Annual Meeting is open to all EBRC members, their lab members, employees of institutional members, and all SPA members. We also warmly welcome all those at Georgia Tech with an interest in engineering biology to join us.

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.

A draft agenda is available here! Note that we anticipate running until 5:00 PM on Friday, May 17.

Please register here by April 15, 2024. To confirm your spot and offset some of the meal costs, there will be a nominal fee ($150 for faculty & industry and $75 for students & 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 April 26, 2024

March 25: Last day to submit talk abstracts
April 10: Notification of talk selection
April 15: Registration closes* APRIL 17: EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE*
April 17: Deadline for hotel and travel arrangements by EBRC
April 26: Last day to submit poster abstracts

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

Annual Meeting Venue:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

Meeting Hotel:
EBRC has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Georgian Terrace at 659 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 at $173.00 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. Parking is available at a discounted rate of $25 per day. Please contact helix@ebrc.org with any questions rather than contacting the hotel directly.

Transportation options to get to the hotel can be viewed here. The Georgian Terrace is conveniently located along public transportation lines, you can view maps and schedules here.

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

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

Individuals who will receive travel support will be contacted by email to complete their flight bookings. The meeting will conclude at 5:00PM on Friday, May 17 and we encourage those receiving travel support to find an evening flight if at all possible. We will only cover Friday night hotel expenses with prior approval. Please contact helix@ebrc.org if you anticipate needing Friday 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 April 17 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.

Dress Code:
The EBRC Annual Meeting does not have a dress code. EBRC values diversity and individual expression — we encourage participants to come as they are and wish to present themselves to the world.

Georgia Institute of Technology

John Lewis Student Center