Synthetic Biology: At the Crossroads of Genetic Engineering and Human Therapeutics (C5)

Scientific Organizers: Jose M. Lora and Timothy K. Lu


March 29—April 1, 2020

Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA


Supported by the Directors' Fund


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DEADLINES:
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
Scholarship Deadline: Nov 21, 2019 [details]
Discounted Abstract Deadline: Nov 21, 2019 [details]
Abstract Deadline: Dec 19, 2019 [details]
Discounted Registration Deadline: Jan 28, 2020 [details]

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Submit an Abstract Register Yourself Deadlines and Fees

Rates and Deadlines listed below are for the 2020-C5 "Synthetic Biology: At the Crossroads of Genetic Engineering and Human Therapeutics" conference only.

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Deadline Date Cost
Discounted Abstract Deadline
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Before and On November 21, 2019 100.00 USD*
- 50.00 USD discount
Abstract Deadline
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After November 21, 2019 until December 19, 2019 100.00 USD*
* 50.00 USD of Abstract fee deducted from your registration fee when you register for this meeting
Scholarship
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November 21, 2019 n/a
Discounted NON-STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 28, 2020 795.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular NON-STUDENT Registration
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After January 28, 2020 995.00 USD
Discounted STUDENT Registration
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Before and On January 28, 2020 570.00 USD
(includes 200.00 discount)
Regular STUDENT Registration
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After January 28, 2020 770.00 USD

* Changes in payment type that result in a refund are subject to a processing fee.
* Currency exchange gains/losses are the responsibility of the registrant and the Keystone Symposia will accept no liability for money loss through bank charges, transfers or currency fluctuations.

Apply for a Scholarship



Discounted Abstract Deadline: November 21, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time

Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
Submission by this date receives 50.00 USD discount.
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Abstract Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadlines. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract early allows us to:
  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • accept your abstract online
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
(The Abstract Deadline: is December 19, 2019)

Global Health Travel Award Deadline:

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Global Health Travel Award Details: You MUST complete your Global Health Travel Award appplication by the Global Health Travel Award Deadline and complete the other required steps (verify your contact information and submit a recommendation letter) to be considered for a travel award.


Click here to learn more about Global Health Travel Awards.

Scholarship Deadline: November 21, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Scholarship Details: You MUST submit your abstract by the Scholarship Deadline and complete the other required steps (submit a scholarship application and submit a mentor letter) to be considered for a scholarship.

Click here to learn more about Scholarships.

Abstract Deadline: December 19, 2019

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Abstract Submission Fee: 100.00 USD*
*50.00 USD will be applied to Registration Fee when you register

Details: It is best to submit your abstract early. Abstract and registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to the abstract or discounted registration deadline. Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.

Submitting your abstract by the Abstract Deadline allows us to:

  • submit your abstract to organizers to be considered for a short talk
  • include your abstract on our website and in our secure mobile app
  • reserve your space at the meeting for a poster presentation.**
**Submitting an abstract does not constitute or guarantee registration.
Abstracts submitted after the Abstract Deadline will NOT be considered for a short talk.

(Discounted Abstract Deadline: is November 21, 2019)

Discounted Registration Deadline: January 28, 2020

*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time


Registration Fee: 795.00 USD* (includes 200.00 USD discount)
Student Registration Fee: 570.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

After the Discounted Registration Deadline:


Registration Fee: 995.00 USD*
Student Registration Fee: 770.00 USD* (must complete student verification form)

*Includes 50.00 USD of your abstract submission fee

Registration spaces are limited and may fill prior to discounted registration deadline.

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We highly recommend that you not make a reservation with these companies or any other housing service! These companies' representations to participants have been misleading. Please report any calls or correspondence you might have received to Keystone Symposia and book only through lodging links in your Keystone Symposia account, an established travel agency or directly with the hotel(s) listed on our website.

Things to Do

Walking distance  = Walking distance (within 1/2 mile of conference center)  FREE Shuttle/Bus available  = FREE Shuttle/Bus available
Shuttle/Bus required  = Shuttle/Bus required  Car/Taxi required  = Car/Taxi required  not available  = Not Available

Do you love to ski and are attending more than one Keystone Symposia conference this year? If so, think about purchasing a Season Pass! There are 2 passes to consider depending on meeting and travel locations. Season passes are typically available to purchase through November, so act early. The EPIC Pass includes ski resorts in Keystone, Breckenridge, Park City, Whistler, Tahoe, and more. The IKON Pass includes ski resorts in Tahoe, Colorado, Banff, as well as Taos, NM, Big Sky Resort, MT and Alta/Snowbird, UT. Typically, the value of the pass pays for itself in as little as 5-6 days of skiing. For more information on the passes as well as prices, restrictions and packages, make sure to check out their websites.
Not a skier? Downtown Breckenridge offers an array of galleries, historical museums, restaurants, and many shops. In addition, there is a nordic center and sleigh rides.
Wine Country Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Check out the tasting room of the highest winemaking facility in the world right on Main Street, Breckenridge ,Click here to learn more about Continental Divide Winery and see their location and hours.

Carboy Winery is a Colorado winery that also has a tasting room on Main Street Breckenridge. Click here to learn more and for location and hours
Ice Fishing Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Shuttle/Bus required Alpine Fishing Adventures offers fully guided ice fishing trips on Lake Dillon. They provide ice fishing huts with heaters, all gear, tackle, bait and ice fishing sonars. Click Here for details. Book online or call 303-885-6292
Ice Skating Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Town of Breckenridge Ice Skating, 970-547-7889
Sightseeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Breckenridge Tourism Office, 888-251-2417
Skiing Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Breck’s five interconnected peaks offer amazing variety for every skill level. Peak 10 offers steep runs and challenging moguls. Peak 9 is best for beginners. Situated in the heart of the resort, Peak 8 is packed with trails for all levels. Intermediate skiers will feel at home on Peak 7’s blue runs, while those seeking an above-treeline experience will get their thrills on Peak 6.

  More Ski Information: Discount Lift Tickets:  

2019-20 Keystone Symposia discount lift ticket rates are TBD.

Ski storage/lockers: There is complimentary ski storage in each Beaver Run Resort building.

Equipment rentals:  Breck Sports, conveniently located at Beaver Run Resort, makes renting easy. With 8 slope side locations, you can exchange, upgrade or return your equipment at any base area. You can also get fitted for equipment the afternoon before you ski, so you can hit the snow early on your first day! 2020 rates and booking links are TBD and will be posted once negotiated.

Adaptive Skiing and Snowboarding:
The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) provides lessons for all adaptive needs for adults and kids with mental and physical disabilities. To get more information, click here, or call 970-453-6422 or 1-800-383-2632

Ski Area Notes:  Vouchers are available up to 3 days before the start of the conference. Those can be picked up from the Beaver Run front desk. Make sure to mention Keystone Symposia. Vouchers are not valid on holidays or holiday weekends.

Ski Area Website: www.breckenridge.com

Ski-In/Ski-Out...be on and off the slopes quickly!
Snowshoeing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Breckenridge Nordic Center, 970-453-6855
Breckenridge Nordic Center offers a discount to Keystone Symposia attendees
$TBD day pass
$TBD for rentals
$TBD for snowshoe tours.
Please have show your name badge for discounted rate.
To get to the Nordic Center, take the Black Route from Beaver Run on the Breck Free Ride.

2020 rates will be posted once they are negotiated.
X-country Skiing Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Breckenridge Nordic Center, 970-453-6855
Breckenridge Nordic Center offers a discount to Keystone Symposia attendees
$TBD day pass
$TBD for rentals
Please have show your name badge for discounted rate.
2020 prices will be posted once they are negotiated

Frisco Nordic Center, 970-668-0866

Movie Theaters Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available There is a speakeasy movie theatre in Breckenridge, which has a 150 seat theatre and screens first-run commercial titles as well as classic, independent, and art house films. For schedule and more information, click here
Fitness Center Walking distance Beaver Run Resort Amenities - Fitness Center is free to paying guests at Beaver Run Resort.
Spa Walking distance The Spa at Beaver Run, 970-453-8757 or in-house dial extension 8757
Swimming Walking distance Beaver Run Resort Amenities - Swimming Pools are free to paying guests at Beaver Run Resort.
Other Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available Meta Yoga Studios is offering our attendees a discounted rate on their drop in classes at their studio.

Prices will be posted once they are negotiated.

There are several options for getting to and from the yoga studio from Beaver Run. If the weather is nice, the 15 minute walk is about .7 miles (just over a kilometer). The Breck Free Ride's "Blue Route" will take you from the Beaver Run Resort to about a block from the studio (Stop # 25) The bus runs every 20 minutes. Finally, Beaver Run offers a courtesy shuttle to all their guests, call ahead at 970-453-6000 and allow extra time for pick ups.

Other Walking distance FREE Shuttle/Bus available The Breckenridge Arts District is the region’s newest epicenter of creativity, bringing together studios, galleries, performance spaces, historic landmarks, public art, restaurants, cafes, and other creative businesses that animate and populate a vibrant cultural corridor in downtown Breckenridge. Click here to check out the different attractions.
Galleries Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Art on a Whim, 970-547-8399
Arts Alive Gallery, 970-453-0450
Blue River Fine Art Gallery, 970-453-4111
Breckenridge Gallery, 970-453-2592
Live Music Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Music Hall in Frisco Check out their website for complete list of shows. Frisco is 9 miles north of Breckenridge.
Lake Dillon Theatre Company is a professional theatre and provides unique cultural experiences through performing arts. The theatre is 14 miles from Beaver Run Resort
Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is The oldest year-round theatre company on Colorado's Western Slope and it is right here in Breckenridge.
Museums Walking distance Car/Taxi required FREE Shuttle/Bus available Barney Ford House Museum
Summit Historical Society, 970-453-9022

The above information is provided as a courtesy to our conferees and is subject to change without notice.