Bioinformatics Community Conference Online, 17-26 July (BCC2020)

Bioinformatics Community Conference Online

17-26 July
Online, global, affordable, accessible to all
2 training days, 3 day meeting, a 4 day collaboration fest
On eastern and western time zones

BCC2020 is a joint event bringing together the BOSC and Galaxy Communities. BOSC is organised by the Open Bioinformatics Foundation (OBF), a non-profit group dedicated to promoting the practice and philosophy of open source software development and open science within the biological research community. Galaxy is an open source data integration and analysis platform for the life sciences that is used, deployed, maintained and extended by a worldwide community of researchers, students, software engineers, and infrastructure providers. If you are working in data-intensive life science research then there will be no better event this year to share your work, and to learn from others.

Key dates
May 8 Deadline for submitting abstracts for talks, posters, demos
June 6 Authors notified about talk/poster acceptance
July 10 Early registration ends
July 17-19 Tutorials
July 19-22 Main meeting
July 22-26 Collaboration Fest

All events will be held online. Training will be live and interactive. Keynotes, accepted talks, lightning talks, posters, demos, and BoFs and other networking opportunities are all included. Talks (with the possible exception of keynotes) will be recorded. Posters, demos, BoFs and the CoFest will be live and interactive.

All events will be held twice: once in the originally scheduled Toronto time zone (BCC West), and then again 12 hours later in the Eastern hemisphere (BCC East). Training will differ between East and West, with enrolments open to all, regardless of where you are. The main conference content will be presented in both East and West. We are striving to have the CoFest run continuously, with participants from every part of the world.

Affordable and Accessible
Registration rates have been slashed, with even larger discounts to participants based in low and lower-middle income countries. Pricing starts at US$3 per training session and is only US$12 for the 3 day meeting. The CoFest is free.

Going online and global, combined with the low registration rates, make this the most accessible Galaxy and BOSC conference ever. If you work in open source bioinformatics then this is 2020’s best opportunity to share your work and learn from others.

REGISTER NOW - early bird until 10 July gets 50% off full rates

We all look forward to seeing you in July at BCC2020!

Posted on behalf of the Galaxy Australia team members of the BCC2020 Organising Committee.