Meeting Organizers

Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena - Chair
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Dmitri Petrov - Co-Chair
Stanford University

Matthew Hahn
Indiana University

Hopi Hoekstra
Harvard University

Lauren M. McIntyre
University of Florida

Matt Rockman
New York University

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Special Events

New Faculty Forum

Thursday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Your first faculty appointment brings many new challenges. Network, learn, and find support at the New Faculty Forum, a one-day workshop designed for new faculty (those within the first five years of their appointment) and advanced postdocs. Attendees will discuss common challenges, share their elevator pitches, and have opportunities to learn about:

  • tools and techniques for managing budgets effectively;
  • tips for negotiating and establishing relationships with vendors;
  • how to be a supportive mentor;
  • the basics of designing and teaching a new course;
  • and more!

This focused event will allow you to form a strong network of peers with whom you can continue to collaborate, commiserate, and celebrate long after the meeting ends. A closing networking social will also allow you to connect with more established researchers. Lunch will be provided.

Advance registration required. If you did not sign up for the Forum during registration for the conference, you can sign up here.

Fee: $100. Limited Attendance.

Publishing Q&A

Lost in publication? Not ready to publish yet, but curious about the peer-review process? Students and postdocs are invited to join journal editors, including editors and editorial staff from the GSA journals GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics, over breakfast to discuss the ins-and-outs of getting your articles published. All questions welcome!

Advance registration preferred.

GENETICS Peer Review Training Workshop

Sunday, May 13, 1:30–5:30 p.m

This workshop will provide an introduction to peer reviewing for early career researchers, including graduate students. Led by GENETICS editors, the workshop will cover best practices and reviewing exercises. Becoming a better reviewer will help you hone some of the skills central to scientific success, including critical thinking, evaluating research, providing helpful feedback, and understanding the mindset and expectations of peer reviewers and editors.

Advance registration required. If you did not sign up for this workshop during registration for the conference, you can sign up here.

Fee: $75. Limited attendance.

Mixer on Lake Mendota

Joint your colleagues on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison for a final night mixer. What could be better than an old-fashioned tailgate complete with games, food, and beer! How about the sun setting over Lake Mendota at the Memorial Union Terrace (listed as one of the top five things to do in Madison on Trip Advisor) and some special entertainment? And while there will be plenty to satisfy your hunger, if you are still thirsty, you'll walk by dozens of restaurants, bars, coffee houses, and nightlife on your way back to the hotel.

Advance registration required.

Fee: $50.

Student and postdoc member benefit: Invite poster viewers

Amplify your work and seek expert feedback by inviting specific scientists to attend your poster presentation.

  • Undergraduate student, graduate student, and postdoctoral GSA members may invite up to three scientists to attend their poster.
  • You may invite faculty, industry researchers, or fellow early career researchers who have registered for the meeting.
  • Please note that GSA cannot guarantee meeting attendance of any particular person.
  • GSA will reach out to these scientists and invite them to attend the meeting and your poster.
  • Your abstract and contact details will be included in the invitation.

Student and postdoc members: once you have submitted your abstracts, apply here. Deadline: April 6, 2018.

Other Special Events with details to be announced:

  • Education Workshop
  • GSA Journals Paper Discussion
  • Professional development workshops
  • and more!