Galaxy Community Conference 2021

28-10 Jun/Jul 2021

The 2021 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2021) will be held online from 28 June to 10 July 2021. Having the event in a virtual format presents many challenges, but also offers opportunities for making it more accessible and affordable than an in-person event. GCC2021 is embracing those opportunities and announces

  • GCC2021 events will be held twice each day, once in their original Ghent time zone (GCC EMEA3), and again 8 hours later in the Americas (GCC Americas).
  • Registration rates will be a fraction of the cost of an in person event, and will include a significant discount for students and researchers based in low and lower-middle income countries.

This arrangement makes GCC2021 globally accessible in every country and in any time zone. GCC brings together hundreds of clinicians, researchers and students, all working in and supporting data intensive science that is accessible, sharable and reproducible.

Presentations will cover the full spectrum of Galaxy applications, enhancements and deployments. If you are working in data intensive science (life sciences and beyond) then GCC2021 is an ideal conference for sharing your work, learning from others, and finding new collaborators.



Training will be offered from 28 June through 2 July, the week before the conference. Training will be a mixture of asynchronous lectures and hands-on work, and synchronous help sessions. Training offerings will be identical in both time zones.


The main meeting will be 6-8 July. Oral presentations will be pre-recorded and offered in both time zones. Q&A, poster and demo presentations, birds-of-a-feather, and social gatherings will all be live.


A multi-day CoFest will follow the meeting and also span the globe.

Visit the event page to discover the full program, registration, fellowships and abstract submission. The activities the Galaxy community and the Galaxy training network can also be followed on Twitter @galaxyproject and @gxytraining