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Important Dates:

September 24, 2014
Abstract Submission Opens

Conference Registration Opens

November 5, 2014
Deadline for Workshop Requests
November 10, 2014
Abstract Submission Deadline
December 1, 2014
Larry Sandler Award Submission Deadline
January 16, 2015
Deadline for Early (Discounted) Conference Registration
February 6, 2015
Deadline for Hotel Reservations


2015 Meeting Organizers:


Greg Beitel
Michael Eisen
Marc Freeman
Ilaria Rebay


Membership in the Genetics Society of America (GSA) has many benefits including discounted meeting fees. If you wish to join GSA, click here.  Please note that registration fees below do not include housing and meals except as noted.


Begin your Registration:


The deadline for receipt of early registration at the reduced rate is midnight, Friday, January 16, 2015. After that date, this program will continue to be available for online registration at the advance rate until midnight, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Subsequent registrations will only be accepted onsite, at the conference.


Important information about your registration:


  1. You must enter a telephone number and an e-mail address to register on-line.
  2. Upon successful registration, you will be assigned a registration number. Please save this number for any future correspondence regarding your registration.


All Major Credit Cards Accepted:

To confirm address information and to access the registration form, please provide the following:

Registrant's Last Name:
Registrant's First Initial:



Note: If you have difficulty in completing the form or questions regarding your registration, please e-mail Suzy Brown at


Registration Fees


All fees shown are in U.S. dollars

EARLY Registration

On or before Jan 16

ADVANCE Registration

Jan 17-Feb 20



GSA Member/Affiliate*

Faculty/Lab Tech $260 $434 $459
Postdoc $228 $385 $410
Graduate Student** $118 $226 $250

Undergraduate Student**

$42 $75 $90

GSA Non Member/Affiliate

Faculty/Lab Tech $460 $634 $659
Postdoc $374 $531 $556
Graduate Student** $238 $346 $370
Undergraduate Student** $117 $140 $165



Optional Events (Registration Required)

GSA Education Boot Camp $45 $45 $45
GSA Special Interest Group Mixer (Faculty/Postdoc Only March 4) $0 $0 $0

GSA Careers Luncheon (March 5)

(Limited Attendance)

$20 $20 $20
How To Get Published Breakfast (March 5) $0 $0 $0
GSA Undergrad Mixer (March 5)      
Advocacy Luncheon (March 6) $20 $20 $20


NOTE: Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations or meals (except as noted).


*GSA membership dues are current only if paid through the end of 2015.
**Nonmembers registering at the graduate and undergraduate student rate must provide proof of graduate or undergraduate level student status. See registration form for details.




Request for Receipt/Letter of Invitation


Please login to GSA web portal to retrieve the receipt and letter of invitation.



Advance Registration Deadline

The deadline for receipt of advance registration at the reduced rate is February 20, 2015. Credit cards must be used to register for the Conference via this site which will open on September 24, 2014. After February 20, 2015, those registering onsite will be assessed an additional $25 administrative fee.





Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). Credit card payments will not be accepted by telephone or fax.



Cancellation of Advance Registration


A $50 processing fee will be charged for all registration cancellations. Registration cancellations will be accepted and refunds processed by sending a written request via e-mail to Cancellation requests must reach the GSA office by February 20, 2015. After that date, no refunds will be made.  If you have already received your name badge, it must be returned to the GSA office (9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998 Attn: Suzy Brown) in order to receive the refund.



Program Book


All registrants receive one complimentary copy of the Program Book, with full schedule information including platform and poster session date, time, title, authors, etc. as well as the keyword, speaker/author and Flybase Genetic indexes. Full abstract text will only be available online and will not be printed in the Program Book.  You are encouraged to print full abstracts for those sessions of interest before leaving home.  If you would like to receive your book in advance, you will have the option of printing the Program Book, including full abstracts in book format, for a fee, through a third-party vendor.  Information regarding this option will be sent to registered attendees in mid-March and will also be posted here.



On-Site Registration Hours


The registration and book pick up area will be located in the convention center at the Town & Country Resort & Conference Center and will be open according to the following schedule:


Wednesday, March 4   3:30 PM–9:00 PM
Thursday, March 5   8:00 AM–5:00 PM
Friday, March 6   8:15 AM–5:00 PM
Saturday, March 7   8:30 AM–3:00 PM



By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA with the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials. GSA will take steps to avoid sharing the content of presentations and posters in order to protect unpublished data. Please note that the use of cameras and other recording devices in plenary, platform, and poster sessions is prohibited without expressed permission from an authorized GSA representative