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GCC2021: Registration & Abstract Submission Open

Date: 28-Jun-2021 to 10-Jul-2021

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The 2021 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2021) will take place in a virtual format from 28 June to 10 July 2021. GCC brings together hundreds of faculty, clinicians, researchers, and students, all working in and supporting data-intensive science that is accessible, sharable and reproducible.

The conference will be affordable, especially for researchers and students based in low, lower-middle, or upper-middle income countries. Please send an email to to request a discount code before purchasing your tickets. 



Conference events will be held twice, once in their original Ghent time zone (GCC EMEA + APAC), and again 9 hours later in the Americas (GCC Americas). The event features a training week, three days of conference, and two days of CollaborationFest (CoFest).


Training week

All training sessions are pre-recorded, so you can work through them at your own pace, and manage your own time. A large community of trainers from the Galaxy Training Network (GTN) will be available 24/7 for online support to answer all your questions on Slack (a chat platform). The training week features 3 Training Tracks, aimed at scientists, developers and system administrators. Details on the Science, Developer and Admin Tracks can be found on the GCC2021 Training Week page.



GCC2021 welcomes submissions that use, implement, or extend the Galaxy platform and ecosystem, including - but not limited to - integrating and analyzing large and diverse datasets in any area of research; enhancing reproducibility in computational analyses, and fostering collaboration and communication in scientific workflow development.


Presentations can be regular talks (15 minutes), lightning talks (5-6 minutes), posters and/or demos. Abstract submission for talks and poster/demos is open until May 7.



The CoFest will be organised around the different Galaxy Working Groups. If you have an idea for a project, you can register it already as a cluster idea. If you would like to participate in a proposed project, you can also sign up.


Key dates

Abstract submission: May 7

Early bird registration ends: June 1

Birds of a Feather (BoF) proposals due: July 2

Late registration ends: June 21

Abstract notification of acceptance: May 25

CoFest call for topics: July 2

Gent, Belgium

GCC2021: Registration & Abstract Submission Open