The 2012 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2012), being held in Chicago,
Illinois, July 25-27, is now 10 weeks away.
*About the meeting:
GCC2012 is about integrating, analyzing, and sharing the diverse and very
large datasets that are now typical in biomedical research. This is an
opportunity to share best practices with, and learn from, a large community
of researchers and support staff who are facing the challenges of
data-intensive biology. Galaxy is an open web-based platform for data
intensive biomedical research (http://galaxyproject.org) that is widely
used and deployed at research organizations of all sizes and around the
*Updates since the initial announcement:
1) A day of tutorials has been added to the agenda this year. The GCC2012
Training Day has 3 parallel tracks, each featuring four, 90 minute
workshops and covering between and 7 and 12 different topics. Please take
a few minutes to vote on topics that you would like to see presented. *The
survey ends this Friday, May 18*, so please provide your feedback now.
2) The GCC2012 early registration deadline is June 11, which is just 4
weeks away. Registering early saves* 36 to 42%* on registration costs, and
allows you to book discounted conference lodging before it fills up. *Register
3) A list of confirmed speakers and abstracts are now available on the
conference web site. This list is not yet finished, but will give you a
pretty accurate idea of the range of topics that will be discussed during
Hope to see you in Chicago,
Dave Clements, on behalf of the GCC2012 Organizing Committee
On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM, Dave Clements
<clements from galaxyproject.org>wrote:
> We are pleased to announce that early registration is now open for the
> 2012 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2012,
>http://galaxyproject.org/GCC2012). GCC2012 will be held July 25-27, at
> the UIC Forum, in Chicago, Illinois. The conference will feature two
> full days of presentations, discussions, lightning talks, and
> breakouts. We have also added a new full day of training this year,
> featuring 3 parallel tracks with four workshops each, covering seven
> different topics.
>> The Galaxy Community Conference is for:
> * Sequencing core facility staff
> * Bioinformatics core staff
> * Bioinformatics tool and workflow developers
> * Bioinformatics focused principal investigators and researchers
> * Data producers
> * Power bioinformatics users
>> This event is about integrating, analyzing, and sharing the diverse
> and very large datasets that are now typical in biomedical research.
> GCC2012 is an opportunity to share best practices with, and learn
> from, a large community of researchers and support staff who are
> facing the challenges of data-intensive biology. Galaxy is an open
> web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research
> (http://galaxyproject.org) that is widely used and deployed at
> research organizations of all sizes and around the world.
>> Registration is very affordable, especially for post-docs and
> students. You can can save an additional 40% by registering on or
> before June 11.
>> Conference lodging can also be booked. Low-cost rooms have been
> reserved on the UIC campus. You can also stay at the conference hotel,
> at a substantial discount arranged for conference attendees. There are
> a limited rooms available in both, and you are encouraged to register
> early, if you would like to take advantage of these.
>> Abstract submission is also open, from now through April 16. Abstract
> submissions on any topic of interest to the Galaxy community are
> strongly encouraged. See the Abstracts page for details.
>> Dave Clements, on behalf of the GCC2012 Organizing Committee
>> PS: Please help get the word out. A flyer and graphics are at