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Live and in person October 4th-6th 2021 @ the Oakland Marriott City Center

"Because Being In The Same Room
Is Better Than Being On The Same Zoom!"

Live and in person October 4th-6th 2021 @ the Oakland Marriott City Center

"Because Being In The Same Room
Is Better Than Being On The Same Zoom!"

"Because Being In The Same Room
Is Better Than Being On The Same Zoom!"

After a year of digital meetings, we’re bringing synthetic biology’s leading community of innovators, investors, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, thought leaders, policy makers and academics together to Build Back Better With Biology!

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We're Building Back with Biology - and There's a Lot to Build

Our world simply doesn’t look the same it did a year ago: The COVID-19 pandemic spawned so many new challenges and unearthed old ones. But synthetic biology is doing what it’s always done with large-scale challenges: Responding with innovative solutions.

In a year where collaborations, connections, and the exchange of ideas were all virtual, synthetic biology thrived. Yet, nothing quite compares to the electricity you feel in a room full of lead scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs, overcoming world-sized hurdles. It’s where we can be inspired, form lasting relationships, and build a better world.

The revolution that’s going on is impressive in its scope, touching so many familiar and unexpected industries. Gene-based therapeutics, life-science tools, sustainable food systems, and bio-based consumer materials are all gaining momentum and drawing greater interest and investment.

SynBioBeta 2021 is here to break it down for you and guide you through the electricity and the excitement, to the discussions, networking events, and meetings that are right for your interests and goals.

Here's what we've got planned...

A deep dive into our three days of interactivity and networking that will include more than 1,300 industry peers, 100 live sessions, 80 expo booths and 6 networking lounges for in-person meetings

Monday October 4th, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Kick off SynBioBeta 2021 with a round of inspiring sessions featuring some of the biggest investors, policy makers, engineers, Fortune 500 companies, synthetic biology CEOs, and global thought leaders. Learn what it takes to bring your innovation to market, what tools are now available, and how you can grow your company with new opportunities and strategic partnerships.

Tuesday October 5th, 10:00am - 6:00pm

There are a ton of growing niches in synthetic biology. Discover what opportunities are being unlocked by novel food technologies, multidisciplinary techniques, and the changing consumer landscape. We’re also organizing sessions with leaders in neurotech - learn how breakthrough technologies are transforming neurotherapeutics and how to tackle the ethical challenges of this growing industry.

Wednesday October 6th, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Synthetic biology aims to transform everything we touch. Learn how advanced sustainability innovations are reshaping the world of chemicals and materials. See how you can develop these materials and incorporate novel resources into your pipeline. There will be key discussions on how the last year has reshaped the biopharma industry. Hear from leaders in the field about what comes next for advanced diagnostics and therapeutics and how the world of healthcare has been forever transformed. 

No matter what sessions you choose to attend, you will never be short of opportunities to engage, network, and connect face-to-face in one of our networking lounges, meeting rooms, breakout sessions, or industry lunches.

We're Building Back with Biology - and There's a Lot to Build

Innovative Response

Our world simply doesn’t look the same it did a year ago: The COVID-19 pandemic spawned so many new challenges and unearthed old ones. But synthetic biology is doing what it’s always done with large-scale challenges: Responding with innovative solutions.

Advancing Industries

The revolution that’s going on is impressive in its scope, touching so many familiar and unexpected industries. Gene-based therapeutics, life science tools, sustainable food systems, and bio-based consumer materials are all gaining momentum and drawing greater interest and investment.

Coming Together

In a year where collaborations, connections, and the exchange of ideas were all virtual, synthetic biology thrived. Yet, nothing quite compares to the electricity you feel in a room full of lead scientists, investors, and entrepreneurs, overcoming world-sized hurdles. It’s where we can be inspired, form lasting relationships, and build a better world.

SynBioBeta 2021 is here to break it down for you and guide you through the electricity and the excitement, to the discussions, networking events, and meetings that are right for your interests and goals.

Strategic networking is critical to long term success, so we’ve organized six Synthetic Biology tracks that can be personalized in a way that allow you to hear from and meet the right people for your specific needs.

Next-Gen Medicine

Seeking partnerships in this new era of biopharma disruption and discovery? Follow our Next-Gen Medicine Track to connect with the leaders and trailblazers transforming the world of therapeutics.

Food of the Future

Synthetic biology is transforming our food systems. Follow this track and you’ll learn the latest food & ag technologies, the potential for cross-disciplinary partnerships, and the emerging opportunities in revolutionizing global food production supply chains.

Entrepreneurship

Are you ready to take your innovation out of the lab and into the hands of consumers? Follow our Entrepreneur Track to hear from seasoned experts about every step of the process.

Neurotech

Can we apply synthetic biology principles to the human brain? This track will guide attendees through the promises, challenges, and ethical questions of neurotech. It’s a brave new world and this is an exciting new space so be sure to check it out.

Advanced Sustainability

Biomanufacturing is changing how traditional chemicals and materials are being made. Throughout this track, we’ll cover the potential of bio-based materials, the opportunities and partnerships in the space, and how to scale these materials effectively to compete and disrupt petrochemical-based materials.

Tools and Technologies

Bioengineers are only as good as their tools. Join this track to hear how the latest bioengineering tools are reshaping the agriculture and biopharma industry. You'll get a chance to explore the latest platforms, full-stack technologies, robotic advances, and everything you need to take your business to the next level of innovation.

You’re free to mix-and-match sessions from any of the tracks and will have access to view sessions you miss, post conference, via the SynBioBeta app.

Interact, Engage, and Connect With Other Synthetic Biology Pioneers

At SynBioBeta 2021, there are so many different ways to tap into the synthetic biology community and find the innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors who can help you with your career, science, or business.

1:1 Networking

Grab a private room to meet 1-on-1 with new leads

Social Activities

Take a break from the sessions, recharge, and find a new connection throughout the venue

Social Lunch

Share our complimentary lunch with like-minded people in the industry

Explore Innovation

Roam the exhibit hall to see the latest groundbreaking technologies and the people that made them a reality

Exclusive Events

Join our daily, exclusive networking events

Connect with the Community

After a difficult year apart, take time to connect with old friends - and make some new ones, too!

Explore Synthetic Biology

Interact, Engage, and Connect With Other Synthetic Biology Pioneers

At SynBioBeta 2021, there are so many different ways to tap into the synthetic biology community and find the innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors who can help you with your career, science, or business.

Here's how you can take advantage of our unmatched networking opportunities

1:1 Networking

Grab a private room to meet 1-on-1 with new leads

Social Activities

Take a break from the sessions, recharge, and find a new connection throughout the venue

Social Lunch

Share our complimentary lunch with like-minded people in the industry

Explore Innovation

Roam the exhibit hall to see the latest groundbreaking technologies and the people that made them a reality

Exclusive Events

Join our daily, exclusive networking events

Connect with the Community

Join our daily, exclusive networking events

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Meet Some of Our 2021 Speakers

An incredible spectrum of innovators, thought leaders, and industry experts

Frances Arnold

Professor
California Institute of Technology

Pat Brown

Founder & CEO
Impossible Foods

Emily Leproust

CEO
Twist Bioscience

Jason Kelly

Founder & CEO
Ginkgo Bioworks

Esther Dyson

Executive Founder
Way to Wellville

Jaleh Daie

Chairman, AgFoodHealthSpan
Band of Angels

Nikhita Singh

Co-founder & CPO
Artificial Inc

George Church

Professor
Harvard & MIT

Santanu Dasgupta

SVP, Head of Biology & Algae to Oil R&D
RIL

Terri Shieh-Newton

Member
Mintz

Hirasaki Seiji

CEO
OriCiro Genomics

Charles Dimmler

Co-founder & CEO
Checkerspot

Eric Hobbs

CEO
Berkeley Lights

Sri Kosaraju

CEO
Inscripta

Matt Angle

Founder & CEO
Paradromics

Ursheet Parikh

Partner
Mayfield Fund

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Synthetic Biology is taking on the world’s biggest problems and winning!

Don't worry - we've got you covered. See updated COVID refund policy.

We look forward to celebrating the amazing progress our community has made through the pandemic and vision casting for the very bright future that will be Built with Biology! The conference is designed to provide powerful business opportunities for those currently building with biology and serve as a field trip to the future for those still defining their Bio-Strategy.

What to expect

  • 3 days of in-person networking

  • Interact with new investors

  • Hands-on product demos

  • Industry trend updates

  • Amazing speakers & breakout sessions

  • Industry centric mixers & meet and greets

Deploy faster

Strategic networking is critical to long-term success, so we’ve organized six customizable synthetic biology tracks to enable you to hear from and meet all the right people for your specific needs.

You’re free to mix-and-match sessions from any of the tracks and will have access to view sessions you miss, post conference, via the SynBioBeta app.

Next-Gen Medicine

Food of the Future

Startup

Neurotech

Advanced Sustainability

Tools and Technologies

Meet The Sponsors & Exhibitors You Can Connect With At SynBioBeta 2021

The Global Synthetic Biology Conference would not be possible without our amazing sponsors! Explore the leading companies that build the foundation for our industry.


Want to showcase your company?

At SynBioBeta we have plenty of opportunities for any size company to be showcased. Explore how we can help you reach your goals by connecting with our fantastic strategy team.

Contact us for opportunities

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See What Past Attendees Are Saying About SynBioBeta Events

  • SynBioBeta has the best mix of speakers - you can expect to see anyone ranging from a startup to a fortune 500 company

    Massimo Portincaso
    Managing Director & Partner, BCG
  • Over the past year, the COVID-19 has resulted in the cancelation of events across industries. That hasn't been the case with SynBioBeta. In fact, their virtual events have helped me imagine what networking can look like. At a time when we're more isolated, SynBioBeta's platform for making human connections remains a bright spot

    Karl Schmieder
    CEO, MessagingLab
  • SynBioBeta offers a uniquely creative and thought-provoking meeting place for synthetic biology innovators, investors, and thought leaders to collaborate in solving our world’s biggest problem through biology. These events are unparalleled in our industry

    Karyn Riegel
    Deputy Director Brand & Community Engagement, Leaps by Bayer
  • SynBioBeta is one of the most exciting places on earth for synthetic biology entrepreneurship aficionados like myself

    Seth Bannon
    Founding Partner, Fifty Years

Meet Your Hosts for SynBioBeta 2021

John began his career at NASA Ames, in the heart of Silicon Valley, where he sought answers to how humans could live to visit the far reaches of our universe. Now at SynBioBeta, he works to empower a community of bio-entrepreneurs, companies, investors, researchers, visionaries, and thought leaders to bring projects to life. Through his leadership at SynBioBeta, John aims to facilitate the critical scientific and entrepreneurial collaborations that will shape the future of humanity.

John Cumbers
Founder & CEO, SynBioBeta

Fiona began her career as a science communicator covering CRISPR therapeutics and diagnostics. Now, as Editor-in-Chief at SynBioBeta, she works to make synthetic biology accessible for diverse audiences and to illustrate what the world could look like through the power of biological engineering. She is passionate about the potential of synthetic biology for creating sustainable foods systems, genetic medicines, and biotech for space travel. Her goal is to show how scientific innovations can combat our climate crisis and positively impact communities worldwide.

Fiona Mischel
Editor-in-Chief, SynBioBeta

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Strategic networking is critical to long term success, so we’ve organized six Synthetic Biology tracks that can be personalized in a way that allow you to hear from and meet the right people for your specific needs.

Next-Gen Medicine

Seeking partnerships in this new era of biopharma disruption and discovery? Follow our Next-Gen Medicine Track to connect with the leaders and trailblazers transforming the world of therapeutics.

Food of the Future

Synthetic biology is transforming our food systems. Follow this track and you’ll learn the latest food & ag technologies, the potential for cross-disciplinary partnerships, and the emerging opportunities in revolutionizing global food production supply chains.

Entrepreneur

Are you ready to take your innovation out of the lab and into the hands of consumers? Follow our Entrepreneur Track to hear from seasoned experts about every step of the process.

Neurotech

Can we apply synthetic biology principles to the human brain? This track will guide attendees through the promises, challenges, and ethical questions of neurotech. It’s a brave new world and this is an exciting new space so be sure to check it out.

Advanced Sustainability

Biomanufacturing is changing how traditional chemicals and materials are being made. Throughout this track, we’ll cover the potential of bio-based materials, the opportunities and partnerships in the space, and how to scale these materials effectively to compete and disrupt petrochemical-based materials.

Tools and Technologies

Bioengineers are only as good as their tools. Join this track to hear how the latest bioengineering tools are reshaping the agriculture and biopharma industry. You'll get a chance to explore the latest platforms, full-stack technologies, robotic advances, and everything you need to take your business to the next level of innovation.

You’re free to mix-and-match sessions from any of the tracks and will have access to view sessions you miss, post conference, via the SynBioBeta app.