EBRC 2024 Annual Meeting

May 16-17, 2024 | Atlanta, GA


We are pleased to announce that our 2024 Annual Meeting will be held May 16-17, 2024 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA!

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.

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

Registration:
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 talks and 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 talks are due on March 25, 2024.
  • Abstracts for posters are due on April 26, 2024

IMPORTANT DATES:
March 25: Last day to submit talk abstracts
April 10: Notification of talk selection
April 15: Registration closes*
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:
Hotel information coming soon!

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.

Space Health Roadmap Workshop (by invitation only): EBRC is creating a new technical research roadmap that envisions engineering biology tools and technologies for human health and well-being in Space and other challenging, low-resource settings. We will be holding an in-person writing workshop at Georgia Tech on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 14-15, immediately preceding the Annual Meeting. This active workshop will focus on reviewing and revising the roadmap prior to its publication later in 2024. This workshop is by invitation only, with a limited number of attendees; if you are interested in receiving an invitation and participating in the workshop (as space allows), please indicate below (registration deadline for the workshop is also April 15). Please email roadmapping@ebrc.org with any questions.

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.