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.

This year’s annual BGA meeting will take place June 17-20 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California, USA. Local Hosts: Bill Kremen and Carol Franz. Please follow this link to register, and use this link to submit abstracts and symposia. Rooms at the Omni Hotel can be reserved at the conference rate of $179 for a single/double. You must book by May 26 to receive the conference rate. 


The BGA offers Associate Member Travel Fellowships to attend the 2015 conference. For application information and eligibility criteria, please see here.

The BGA is also accepting nominations for the 2015 Thompson Award, Rowe Award, and Fuller & Scott Award. For application information and eligibility criteria, please see here.

San Diego is beautifully located at the seaside and has lots to offer. Find here all information about transportation, the weather in June, bars and restaurants, things to do, see, and enjoy!


Future BGA Meetings

  • The 2016 BGA meeting will be hosted in Brisbane, Australia. Local Host: Sarah Medland. ISTS satellite meeting June 20; BGA scientific sessions June 21-23
  • The 2017 BGA meeting will be hosted in Oslo, Norway.
  • The 2018 BGA meeting will be hosted in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Local host: Ben Neale.

Past BGA Meetings

If you want to see the past BGA Meetings, visit pages in the category meetings

Historical table of BGA Meetings

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