BGA 2019 Abstract submissions open!


The abstract submission site is now open for the annual meeting in Stockholm. Please click this link to submit! Please read the instructions for abstracts and symposia carefully, since stricter rules apply!

Abstracts are due March 31.

Student travel awards are also due March 31, see the Current Meeting page for instructions.

***The hotel we booked for BGA has been having some technical difficulties so that it looked like the less expensive rooms were fully booked. The problem is now fixed! Feel free to book your rooms now!***

The 2019 BGA meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, with local hosts: Nancy Pedersen and Henrik Larsson. Please see the Current Meeting page for more details!

‘Big data for better science: technologies for measuring behaviour’, London (UK)

The Royal Society organizes a meeting entitled ‘Big data for better science: technologies for measuring behaviour’. This meeting, which takes place on 4 – 5 February 2019, will discuss the use of ‘big’ high-quality data sets in behavioural science. These meetings aim to provide a platform for leaders in the field, as well as early career scientists, to meet for networking and discussion. More information on the speakers and programme can be found on our website.

Registration for this meeting is free, but participants are required to register in advance of the meeting.

BGA annual meeting in Boston


Highlights of the program were keynotes by Professors Hill Goldsmith, Mark Daly, Elise Robinson, and Bill IaconoYou can find the program HERE.

We congratulate the following BG members that were awarded:

  • Thompson Award: Fleur Meddens
  • Rowe Award: Spencer Huggett

  • Fulker Award: Pierre Roubertoux et al. (doi: 10.1007/s10519-017-9835-5)
  • Fuller Scott Award: Lucia Colodro Conde, Scott Vrieze
  • Dobzhansky Award: Margaret Gatz
  • FABBS Award: Karin Verweij


Annual Meeting in Oslo, Norway (June 28th – July 1st 2017)

The 47th Behavior Genetics Annual Meeting was held in Oslo, Norway, from June 28th to July 1st, 2017. 

The Opening Reception was in the beautiful Oslo City Hall, with a warm word of welcome from the Mayor of Oslo, Marianne Borgen. You can find the program HERE.

During the banquet the following BGA members were awarded! Congratulations to:

  • Rowe: Laurence Tanguay-Garneau
  • Thompson: Emily Smith-Woolley
  • Fuller-Scott: Karen Verweij
  • Fulker: Jenae Neiderhiser and Valerie Knopik
  • Dobzhansky: William G (Bill) Iacono

And we thank the followiOslo_3ng members who donated for travel bursaries: Anna Docherty and Michael Stallings.



2011 BGA Annual Meeting

The 2011 BGA meeting was held from 6-9 June 2011 at the Hotel Viking in New Port, Rhode Island, USA. Valerie Knopik was the local host.

There was a Festschrift for Professor John Loehlin on June 6 (Organizers: Irwin Waldman & Eric Turkheimer).