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The 2013 High School Jamboree will be held at MIT, in the Stata Center and Walker Memorial Building in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The addresses are:

Stata Center
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

Walker Memorial Building
142 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139


Each High School team is required to present a poster at the Jamboree. There will be one formal poster reception at 3:00PM for all teams to present their posters to Jamboree attendees. Please see the poster information sheet, in your team packet, for your team's specific poster location. Remember to have a team member stationed at your poster in case anyone has questions.

The poster must be no larger than 48 x 48 in (1.22m x 1.22m, A0 size is 0.88 x 1.19). Each team may only put up ONE poster. Teams should have their posters set up by 9:00AM on Saturday.

Poster judges will be roaming throughout the day on Saturday. The formal poster reception will be held at 3:15PM but teams can leave their posters up throughout the day. All posters must be taken down by 7:30PM on Saturday evening. Any remaining posters will not be saved.

Virtual participants: The posters that were sent to iGEM HQ will be on display in the ballroom in Walker. During the poster reception, there will be computers for Jamboree attendees to interact with the virtual attendees. Remember to have a team member in Skype to answer any questions about the poster. Questions will be asked and answered via Skype.


There are three presentation rooms located in Stata Center. Your team’s scheduled presentation time slot, session, and room have all been randomly assigned. Please see your schedule for information on when and where your team will be presenting. Presentations will be video recorded and later uploaded, so others can get an idea of what iGEM and the Jamboree is like!

Presentations will take place throughout the day. The schedule for presentations is divided into sessions based on track. If you are attending a presentation, please be courteous, stay for the whole session, and only leave the room during the scheduled breaks.

Each team has 20 minutes of presentation time, 5 minutes for questions and answers, and 5 minutes to switch with the next presenters. Please be sure to bring the necessary equipment for your presentation, such as your laptop, cables/adaptors, and power supply, as iGEM will not provide these.

Virtual participants: your pre-recorded presentations will be played in lieu of a live presentation. After the presentation is over, audience members will have a chance to ask questions via Skype. Please be on Skype 10 minutes before your assigned presentation time and remain logged into the program during your presentation. The question and answer session will begin immediately after the presentation is over.

Submit your posters and presentations

In an effort to capture all of the hard work that teams have put into their iGEM projects, we ask that each team give us a copy of your presentation and a copy of your poster.

To submit your files follow the instructions below.

  • Save your presentation and poster as a PDF file.
  • 10 minutes before the start of each presentation session, there will be an iGEM staff member at the front of each presentation room.
  • Bring your laptop with the files on it to the front and the iGEM staff member will transfer your presentation and poster to a USB key that they will have with them.
Please make sure to do this in the 10 minutes before the start of the session! (NOT before your presentation time)