Current Meeting: 2020

2020: The 50th Behavior Genetics Association Meeting

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

Abstract submission deadline: June 8th – strict deadline! Submissions will be by email using This Template. Please send submissions to

Platform: Zoom (talks will be recorded)

Presentation Formats: Details are in planning, but we expect that talks will each be given a 15 minute slot. Instead of large format posters we will have pre-recorded mini presentation (max 5 slides and 5 minutes narrative) that will be available throughout the conference and for some time after. We may be able to accommodate symposia and plenary addresses, details TBD.

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

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.