Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
April 22–26, 2020 | Metro Washington, DC

photo of the Gaylord Hotel

The Allied Genetics Conference (TAGC) aims to bring together the international community of geneticists. By uniting different groups, GSA hopes to spark new conversations, new collaborations, and new directions for the field.

Following the success of TAGC 2016—a multi-community meeting of more than 3,000 attendees from more than 40 countries—we are excited to announce that TAGC 2020 will take place April 22–26, 2020, in the Washington, DC metro area at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor. This outstanding venue offers many amenities with excellent nearby dining options for all budgets. It’s just 8 miles from Capitol Hill and the historic sights of downtown DC and is served by three different airports.

We’re designing the meeting to encourage conversations between groups, and we’re also planning ways to make it easy for each community to stay connected.

In response to the clear preference of TAGC 2016 participants surveyed (87%) for more topic-driven programming that spans community boundaries, there will be a roughly even split between community-specific sessions and community-spanning sessions.

The meeting will also offer a wide range of professional and community development initiatives, including events serving early career scientists and those with interests in policy and advocacy, publishing, education, and more.

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TAGC Organizing Committee
Mark Johnston, University of Denver, Co-Chair
Molly Przeworski, Columbia University, Co-Chair

Phil Batterham, University of Melbourne
Hugo Bellen, Baylor College of Medicine
Kirsten Bomblies, John Innes Centre
Maitreya Dunham, University of Washington
Phil Hieter, University of British Columbia
Emily Lescak, University of Alaska
Sally Moody, George Washington University
Mary Mullins, University of Pennsylvania
Steve Munger, The Jackson Laboratory
Dmitri Petrov, Stanford University
Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University
Kailene Simon, Sanofi


Communities Participating

  • C. elegans
  • Drosophila
  • Mammals
  • Population, Evolutionary, and Quantitative Genetics
  • Yeast
  • Xenopus
  • Zebrafish

In addition to these groups, researchers from all areas of genetics are invited to participate. The TAGC Program Committee will be tasked with ensuring a diverse program that provides presenting opportunities for all members of the genetics research community.

Curious about TAGC 2016? Watch videos from the scientific sessions!

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