We are pleased to announce that BGA will be hosting the 2020 annual meeting online! The format will be a 24h conference with ‘local hosts’ in the US, Europe, and Australia. Check back here often for updates. Initial information follows:
Date of the online conference: June 26th (exact times will follow)
Abstract submission deadline: June 8th – strict deadline! Submissions will be by email using This Template. Please send submissions to BehaviorGeneticsAssociation@gmail.com.
Platform: Zoom (talks will be recorded)
Poster session: Instead of large format posters we will have pre-recorded mini presentation (max 5 slides and 5 minutes narrative, details follow)
Registration Fee: Registration will be by donations – we suggest $24 (e.g. a dollar for each hour of fun)
Awards: All awards (except for the Dobzhansky) will be awarded
Business Meeting: Will take place during the online conference (details to follow)
As you can see, deadlines are short. Please start preparing now. Further details can be seen by clicking ‘Continue reading’ below, or visiting the Current Meeting page.
The 24-hour conference
The 24-hour conference allows for presentations hosted around the clock for a full day, with each time block accessible by two regions during standard waking hours. The major challenge is of course the different time zones and the absence of childcare for many. We will do all we can to connect as many people as possible. We will try to accommodate as many talks as possible during our 24-hour conference. In the event that we receive more abstracts than can be accommodated for a given time zone we will give priority to more junior members.
Please also be aware that the talks will be recorded in order to allow for attendees to later view talks they missed. The recordings will be made accessible through a password protected link on this website (more details to follow). We will not be able to accommodate non-recording requests so please consider this when submitting an abstract.