2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Building Community with the Open Lab Blueprint

Friday, March 13
5:00PM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Room 402-403
110 E 2nd St

Open labs have reframed the biolab as a community resource. They attract a diverse, vibrant community of makers and citizen scientists. Being a relatively new phenomenon, with more being founded every year, Genspace realized we were in a unique position to share our experience in order to help others starting a lab in their own community through the Open Lab Blueprint. The Open Lab Blueprint is designed to enable people to launch an open lab from scratch. It is a system for fostering the DIY bio community around the world via cross-platform documentation and open DIY tools. During our conversation we will be taking the audience through a journey of utilizing the Blueprint to launch a community biolab, discussing why we chose these main components, and how, through our own experiences as a diverse community of makers and scientists we were able to come together to create something larger than ourselves.


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Ashley Quinn

UI/UX Designer & Consultant


Ashley Quinn is a designer and activist interested in the cross-section between art, science and technology. Through her work she bridges the gap between environmental awareness, human action, and ...

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Ellen Jorgensen

Co-founder & Dir



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