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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

Morning Activities
6:30 - 8:30am

Registration

Morning Plenary
8:30am - 12:00pm

Welcome
Keynote
Industry Overview
Annual Investment Report
Lightning Talks

Lunch
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Investor Luncheon

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
1:30pm - 2:15pm

1.     Same Day DNA: Can We Synthesis Genes in Less Than 24 Hours?
2.     Uniting Opposites: Building Consumer Brands vs. Biotech
3.     Bringing Bioremediation to Life
4.     Walk the Walk: Making Synthetic Biology Manufacturing Sustainable
5.     Human + Machine: Improving Human/Automation Integration
6.     How Can We Onshore Bio-Based Supply Chains?

Stage 2
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Synbio in Human Health

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
2:30pm - 3:15pm

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
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Biosecurity: Critical Policy for the Modern Government

Evening Activities

Welcome Party

Morning Activities
6:30 - 8:30am

Sunrise Yoga
CEO Breakfast
CTO Breakfast
Breakfast Breakouts

Morning Plenary
8:30am - 12:00pm

Fireside Chat with Craig Venter (JCIV) and Martine Rothblatt (United Therapeutics)
Biopharma Exec Panel
Keynote with Paul Stamets (MycoMedica)
Lightning Talks

Lunch
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Women's Luncheon

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
1:30pm - 2:15pm

1.      Synthetic Biology in Europe
2.      Slow Fashion, Fast Biology: What Will it Take For Biology to Complete in the Fashion Industry?
3.      Green-Collar Jobs: Retraining Manufacturing Workforces
4.      Beyond COVID: Nucleic Acid Vaccines
5.      Are We in Algae’s Second Bloom?
6.      Quantum Meets Bio
7.      Making Bioreactors Affordable

Stage 2
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Biopharma - Tools and Technology

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
2:30pm - 3:15pm

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

Environmental Remediation/Air/Water- Jennifer Holmgren, CEO of LanzaTech

Evening Activities

Birds of a Feather:
Neurotech
Biopharma

Morning Activities
6:30 - 8:30am

Morning Meditation
Start Up Breakfast
BLT Breakfast
CMO Breakfast
Breakfast Breakouts

Morning Plenary
8:30am - 12:00pm

US Competitiveness in the Bioeconomy
DeSci Panel
Lightning Talks

Lunch
12:00pm - 1:15pm

Founders Luncheon

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
1:30pm - 2:15pm

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.      The Status of Synthetic Biology and Biosecurity in Africa – the past, present, and future.

Stage 2
1:30pm - 2:15pm

Thought Leadership Panels

Sampling of Breakout Sessions
2:30pm - 3:15pm

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

Afternoon Plenary
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Keynote with Francis DeSouza, CEO of Illumina

Evening Activities

DeSci 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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