The second Global Community Bio Summit was held at the MIT Media Lab in Boston at the end of October. OSN President and cofounder, Scott Pownall, assisted in organizing this years Bio Summit and was the summits un-official-official photographer. Join him for this photographic exploration of the summit.
Over 300 participants in the three day Summit hailed from every corner of the world and are global leaders in citizen science, DIY Biology, open-source, entrepreneurship, biosecurity, bio art, design, social science, and entertainment. David Sun Kong, Director of MIT Media Lab's Community Biotechnology Initiative, organized the Global Community Bio Summit with the aims to enable the broadest possible community participation and engagement in biotechnology. The remarkable diversity of this community is one of its great strengths. Two members of Vancouver's Open Science Network society participated in Bio Summit this year.
Programming topics included diversity and inclusion, sharing and learning, global collaborations, enabling technologies, bio security, bio art and design, and more. Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab, once again provided the keynote address extending his conversation from the first bio summit in 2017 on "are we a movement?". Bio Summit was about participation and experimentation. Hands-on workshops provided up-close experiences with biotechnologies including CRISPR, cell-free biology, plant tissue culture, microfluidics, desk-top bio labs, low-cost microscopy, and more!
Open Science Network (http://www.opensciencenet.org)
Follow us on FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/Opensciencenetwork/)