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Welcome to the VCON 38 Programming Schedule.

Every year, VCON’s crack Programming team assembles three days jam-packed with the best in panels, workshops, and events to keep you in geek nirvana. We hope that you are as excited by the panels, discussions, workshops and presentations we have on offer this year as we are!

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Friday, October 4 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm
DIY Bio

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The modern pirates are the digital hackers of the Information Age. That spirit is now informing the biohackers and makers of the 21st century. Join our panel of scientists as they address questions about the impact of do-it-yourself biological science. What are the potential breakthroughs and pitfalls of self-replicating tech and hacks that can infect? What is going on in today's garages? Is the future squishy?

Moderators
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BJ Allan

Bored with circus life BJ (adopted as a nom de lab) ran away with a group of itinerant biologists, lured by the smell of phenol and the roar of the centrifuge. Today he seeks to share the wonder and weirdness of the natural world with ladies, gentlemen, and children of all ages.

Guests
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Kristi Charish

Kristi is a Vancouver based urban fantasy author and cell biologist who writes what she loves; adventure heavy stories featuring strong, savvy female protagonists, pop culture, and the occasional RPG fantasy game thrown in. She is also a co-host on the popular Sci-Fi/Fantasy writing podcast, Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing. Her first series, OWL AND THE JAPANESE CIRCUS (S&S/Pocket US), is about ex-archaeology grad student turned international... Read More →
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Layne Myhre

Layne Myhre has a Ph.D. in molecular genetics.
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Jaimmie Que

Jaimmie has been involved in the biological sciences for over 10 years, working in various fields from biomarker research to COPD, with her expertise being protein biochemistry. In addition to her professional life, she has also been an avid costumer for the past 10 years.


Friday October 4, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Room 03: Medium Programming (The Armstrong) 2nd Floor

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