• 4 February 2021

2021 Galaxy Community Conference will be virtual, global, and affordable

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). 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.

GCC2022 will be held at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, check out the Galaxy Project events page.