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SynBioBeta 2023:
The Global Synthetic Biology Conference

Join Us in Oakland May 23rd - 25th
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Here's what you can look forward to

Welcome Reception &
20+ Networking Events
80+ Exhibitors
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8 Keynotes
Including Paul Stamets, Francis deSouza &
special guests to be announced
8 Fireside Chats
Including Craig Venter, Martine Rothblatt &
special guests to be announced
35 Breakout Sessions
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15 Workshops
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Agenda

Registration
7:00am - 6:00pm

Registration

Morning Plenary
8:30am - 12:15pm

Welcome
Keynote
3 Fireside Chats
3 Spotlight Talks
Lightning Talks
Thought Leader Panel

Lunch
12:15pm - 1:45pm
Sampling of Breakout Sessions
12:45pm - 1:45pm

1.     Same Day DNA: Can We Synthesis Genes in Less Than 24 Hours?
2.     Uniting Opposites: Building Consumer Brands vs. Biotech - Sponsored by Checkerspot
3.     Bringing Bioremediation to Life
4.     Walk the Walk: Making Synthetic Biology Manufacturing Sustainable - Sponsored by Conagen
5.     Human + Machine: Improving Human/Automation Integration
6.     How Can We Onshore Bio-Based Supply Chains?
7.      How Crop Engineering is Creating a Sustainable Path for the Future of Agriculture?

Stage 2
1:45pm - 3:30pm

Synbio in Human Health

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
2:45pm - 3:30pm

1.      Allying with Overlooked Stakeholders to Grow Ag-Tech
2.      Industrial Policy for Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing
3.      The Role of Public Markets in Building the Bioeconomy
4.      Space Race: Could DNA date Storage Accelerate Space Travel?
5.      City of Microbes: Synthetic Biology in the Built Environment  

Afternoon Plenary
4:05pm - 6:00pm

2 Fireside Chats
2 Thought Leader Panels
2 Spotlight Talks

Evening Activities
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Party

Morning Activities
7:30am - 8:15am

Breakfast Breakouts

Morning Plenary
8:30am - 12:15pm

Welcome
Fireside Chat with Craig Venter (JCIV) and Martine Rothblatt (United Therapeutics)
Biopharma Exec Panel
Fireside Chat
Environmental Remediation/Air/Water- Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech
Keynote with Paul Stamets (MycoMedica)
Lightning Talks

Lunch
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Lunch

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
1:45pm - 2:30pm


1.      Slow Fashion, Fast Biology: What Will it Take For Biology to Compete in the Fashion Industry?
2.      Beyond COVID: Nucleic Acid Vaccines
3.      Are We in Algae’s Second Bloom?
4.     Quantum Meets Bio
5.      Making Bioreactors Affordable
6.     Microbiome for People and Planet - Sponsored by bitBiome

Stage 2
1:45pm - 3:30pm

Biopharma - Tools and Technology

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
2:45pm - 3:30pm

1.      Culturing Plant Cells: The Next Frontier?
2.      Biotechnology Powering Regional Innovation
3.      The Bio-Space Age
4.      Can Carbon Taxes Drive Bioeconomy Investments?
5.      Innovative Strategies to Scale with Big Brands

Afternoon Plenary
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Welcome Back
2 Fireside Chats
2 Thought Leader Panels
Spotlight

Evening Activities
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Birds of a Feather Networking  Mixers

Morning Activities
7:30 - 8:15am

Breakfast Breakouts

Morning Plenary
8:30am - 12:15pm

Welcome
US Competitiveness in the Bioeconomy
DeSci Panel
Lightning Talks

Lunch
12:15pm - 1:45pm

Lunch

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
1:45pm - 2:30pm

1.      The Growing CAR Family: Understanding the Next Gen of T-Cell Therapies
2.      State of CRISPR Trails: Are We Seeing Success?
3.      Cultured Meat: How Can We Collaborate as an Industry to Reach Scale?
4.      How Are Microbes Transforming the Mining Industry?
5.      Can Blockchains Democratise IP to Enable New Financial Stakeholders?

Stage 2
2:45pm - 3:30pm

Thought Leadership Panels

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
2:45pm - 3:30pm

1.      Antibiotic Resistance: Tackling the Sleeping Giant of Human Health
2.      Climate Change is Bringing Back Old Diseases and Adding New Ones – Can SynBio Get Us Ready?
3.      How to Navigate Synthetic Biology’s Capex Intensity in a Down Market
4.      Can Gas Fermentation Solve the Looming Feedstock Crisis?
5.      Downstream Processing for Dummies
6.     Can DeSci Enable Open - Access Scientific Publishing?

Afternoon Plenary
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Welcome Back
2 Thought Leader Panels
2 Spotlight Talks
Keynote with Francis DeSouza, CEO of Illumina
Spotlight Talk - Sponsored by Antheia
Fireside Chat

Evening Activities

Networking  Mixer

Why Attend

Take a look at why we think you should attend the premiere synthetic biology conference in the world!

Brilliant speakers

Our speakers are experienced marketers willing to share and let you in on their little secrets that lead to big successes.

connect and network

Connect with experts from all digital marketing feilds.

continued learning

All lectures and sessions are held online and you can access them from anywhere and anytime after the confernce is finished.

develop new skills

Learn about how you can provide a better customer experience. Our experts will teach you how to dramatically improve your online presence with new tools and old tools with a new twist.

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Testimonials

Biology has always been with us, now we have learned to harness it. SynBioBeta has fostered a wonderful community that has dedicated itself to using biology to help heal, feed, clothe and house humankind while preserving the fragile ecosystems in which we must live. With these great accomplishments comes the grave responsibility of using our science in line with our best instincts and always in the service of humankind and the planet.
Una Ryan
Founder & CEO, ULUX
SynBioBeta could have gone on for a month and we would have only scratched the surface for potential collaborative opportunities. It is a thought- provoking and congenial forum for sharing solution - driven innovation.
Jonny Ohlson
Founder & CEO, Touchlight Genetics
A must-do meeting for anyone working in, or investing in synthetic biology companies.
Lindy Fishburne
Managing Partner, Breakout Ventures
I first came to SynBioBeta to learn more about the field. I stayed for the community. There is no better place to go learn and network.
Kristin Ellis
Partner, Lowercarbon Capital
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