Current Meeting

The BGA organizes an annual meeting where new findings and methods in behavioral genetic research are shared during symposia and poster sessions, alongside keynote addresses by leading experts in the field. In addition to this excellent update of scientific progress, the BGA meeting is a fantastic opportunity to exchange ideas, maximize your scientific network, explore new collaborations, and meet and greet during social events.

The 2018 BGA meeting will be held in BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA, with local host: Ben Neale



Dates: Wednesday, June 20th – Saturday, June 23rd 2018 with keynotes and plenary sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. A detailed program will be posted in May.


Opening Reception will be on Wednesday, 6.00 p.m. at the Broad Institute, and the Closing Conference Banquet will be on Saturday, 7.00 p.m. at Hotel Marlow.


Registration is open now via this link, and has the following rates:

Early (April 20) On time (May 20) Late (June 23)
$285 (Associate/Retired) $345 (Associate/Retired) $410 (Associate/Retired)
$425 (Full) $485 (Full) $550 (Full)
$525 (Non-member) $585 (Non-member) $650 (Non-member)
Single day registration

$142.50 (Associate/Retired)

$212.50 (Full)

$262.50 (Non-member)



$172.50 (Associate/Retired)

$242.50 (Full)

$292.50 (Non-member)


$205 (Associate/Retired)

$275 (Full)

$325 (Non-member)

Meeting Location: Broad Institute, 415 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142.







Lodging: Royal Sonesta Boston, 40 Edwin Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA 02142 Group Name: “Behavior Genetics Association Group”, $259/night-Room Rate cutoff date, Wednesday, May 30th 2018.

Reservations at the special conference rate are available from June 17th through June 26th 2018 and may be reserved using one of the following ways:

  1. Reservations by web
  2. Reservations by phone, please call 1-800-766-3782 and mention Reservation ID 0620GENASC.

Find here all information on Transportation from the airport to the hotel and venue. Please visit for the most current details on Visa entry requirements for the the United States.

contribute to the BGA 2018 program!

We invite everyone to submit abstracts of your most recent research for oral presentations or posters. In particular, we encourage proposals for sensible and interesting symposia on all topics that relate to behavior genetics. For Abstract and Symposium submissions go to: 

Note: Deadline for abstract submission is March 31st. There will be no extension of this deadline. Abstracts submitted after March 31st may be accepted as poster presentation.

award nominations!

We cordially invite BGA Members to (self)nominate candidates for the Fuller-Scott Awards 2018!

In addition, we invite supervisors to advise their PhD students on nominating themselves (by ticking a box with abstract submission) as candidates for the Thompson or Rowe awards. These prizes will be awarded to respectively the most excellent oral talk and poster presentation of this year’s BGA. ADVISORS: Please only advise your student(s) to nominate themselves if you believe that this work is truly excellent.

Lastly, please find here information about Travel Fellowships.