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Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens October 4
Conference Registration Opens October 4
Logo Design Submissions November 15
Chair's Choice Submissions December 8
Abstract Submission Deadline December 8
Conference and Housing Registration Deadline December 8
Abstract Revision Deadline December 9
Platform/Poster Assignments Online February 17



Deadline for advance meeting registration: December 8, 2016

Meeting registration is now closed. The site has reached capacity. Thank you for your interest and we hope you can join us in 2019.


List of Registrants

Bulletin Board for Room Sharing


Registration Fees

When considering the cost/benefit of registering, remember that there is no more effective tool for relationship building, brainstorming and networking than face-to-face meetings.


Registration Category Early Registration
(by December 8, 2016)
Advance Registration
(Available if the meeting is not sold out.)
GSA Member All fees shown in US dollars  
Faculty/Lab Tech $370 $470
Postdoc $255 $355
Graduate Student $220 $320
Non GSA Member    
Faculty/Lab Tech $570 $670
Postdoc $400 $500
Graduate Student $340 $440


Please note that registration fees do not include housing, meals or any pre-conference workshops.


The Asilomar Conference site has a capacity of around 900. In recent years we have received more registrations than could be accommodated. PIs are therefore asked to be selective in the number of graduate students and post docs that attend the meeting from their laboratory. Unfortunately, due to the limitation of the meeting space, we are unable to accept undergraduate registrations.


Registration will go to a Wait List status if the registration is at capacity. If you are put on the Wait List, you will be notified by email as soon as a spot becomes available. Your registration fee will not be processed until the registration is confirmed.

The Fungal Genetics Conference does not pay for, reimburse or cover any expenses for invited speakers or session chairs at the meeting. Please refer back to your invitation for details.

GSA membership dues are current only if paid through the end of 2017. Membership in the Genetics Society of America (GSA) has many benefits including discounted meeting fees. 



  • Four scientific plenary sessions
  • Twenty eight concurrent sessions
  • Three poster sessions
  • Mid-afternoon workshop sessions
  • Perkins/Metzenberg Lecture
  • Exhibits
  • Poster Awards
  • Program Book with program schedule, session listings, author index, keyword index, and exhibitor list
  • PDF of full abstracts
  • Welcome Reception on Tuesday
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Networking opportunities
  • Closing Reception

Guests of meeting registrants do not need to register but they do need to make a housing reservation to stay in on-campus housing.

Benefits of GSA Membership

  • Reduced registration fees for the GSA Conferences

  • Reduced publication charges in the GENETICS and G3: Genes|Genomes|Genetics journals

  • Subscription to GENETICS and G3

  • Subscription to the GSA bolg: Genes to Genomes

  • Eligibility to apply for GSA Trainee-Organized Symposia
  • Discounted subscriptions for many genetics publications
  • Eligibility for travel grants and awards for students and postdocs to advance their careers
  • Inclusion in the GSA online membership directory
  • Discounts on a wide assortment of reagents and antibodies
  • A voice on Capitol Hill and at US federal funding agencies through GSA’s advocacy efforts

Registration List

The attendee list lets you know who has already registered for the meeting. After abstract assignments have been made, you will be able to click on an attendee's name in the registration list and if they are presenting a talk or poster at the meeting, the program number and title of the talk will be listed.


Request for Duplicate Receipt/Letter of Invitation


To receive a duplicate receipt/letter of invitation, please provide the following:

Last Name:
Email Address:


Credentials above must match Last Name, and E-mail Address used to register for meeting.


Advance Registration and Payment Options

You may register for the meeting online with a credit card or mail in an early registration form for payment by check. The registration form will only be processed if accompanied by payment. Payment may be made by: credit card or a check drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to the Genetics Society of America. Keep a copy for your records. The meeting capacity is 900 attendees. The meeting has reached capacity since 2007. After the meeting reaches capacity, a wait list is available. To guarantee your registration you should register as early as possible.

Online: The online registration is now open. Your registration receipt and confirmation will be automatically emailed to you after a successful submission. The Genetics Society of America accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


Mail: Complete the form online, print it out and mail the form with payment to the GSA office. Send the form with credit card information or a check drawn on a US bank, made payable to GSA, to the following address: Fungal Registration, Genetics Society of America, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD  20814.


GSA does not send invoices or accept purchase orders for registration payments.


Meeting T-Shirts

Meeting t-shirts will be available for purchase on the online registration form. The shirts will be $10 and may be picked up when attendees register at the meeting. There will be a limited amount available for $15 at the meeting. 


Logo Design Competition

Logo designs are being solicited for the program book cover and t-shirt. Please submit your original artwork by November 15.

Logo Design Submission instructions:
1. The artwork should be a black and white design
2. The artwork should be in a pdf file
3. Name your file with your first initial and last name. Example msmith.pdf
4. Submit to

The winner will be notified by November 30.


A $75 handling fee will be charged for all advance meeting registration cancellations. Cancellation requests must be sent to Due to housing and food and beverage guarantees given to Asilomar, no refunds will be issued for cancellations received after January 6, 2017. 


Confirmation/Receipt/Letter of Invitation

A confirmation/receipt will appear directly online after a successful submission. Confirmation of registration will include your registration number and a link to your letter of invitation. For security purposes, letters of invitation can only be sent to individuals that have registered for the meeting.  For questions about your registration, please contact


Program Book

The Program Book will be provided at the meeting to registrants and is included in the registration fee.  


Registrants will be able to select if they want to receive a Program Book OR a Program and Abstract Book when they register.

Option 1 - Program Book will include the Schedule of Events, Plenary, Concurrent and Poster Session listings, Exhibit Information, Map of Asilomar, Company sponsored ads, Speaker and Keyword Index to the abstracts. The text of the abstracts will NOT be included. The book will be about 70 pages (depending on the number of abstract submissions). The text of the abstracts will be available on the website, mobile website and through a pdf supplement available online.

Option 2 - Program and Abstract Book will contain the same information in the Program Book AND the text of the abstracts. The book will be about 350 pages (depending on the number of abstract submissions). 


Upon your selection, you will be committing to receiving that type of book when you arrive at the conference. Substitutions may not be made.


Code of Conduct

GSA expects attendees to respect each other, GSA  staff, and Asilomar staff and behave in a courteous and civilized fashion. Attendees should respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property.

Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior towards any other attendee, GSA staff, or Asilomar staff will not be tolerated. Please report any incidents in which an attendee of the meeting is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner to GSA staff or security immediately.

Need to file a complaint? Please contact: Anne Marie Mahoney;

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be available at the conference registration desk during the meeting. Anyone needing a certificate after the meeting should contact

On Site Registration Hours

The registration area will be located in the Surf and Sand meeting room and will be open according to the following schedule:


Tuesday, March 14 3:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wednesday,  March 15 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, March 16 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, March 17 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 18 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Oversubscription Policy

Registration is limited to 900 people. As in the past, to accommodate all the attendees, there will be a video/audio feed sent to Chapel.


If limiting attendance is necessary, first year graduate student registrations will be considered lowest priority, as there will be opportunities for them to attend a future meeting.

Travel Awards

Listed below are the various travel awards that are available to meeting participants.


Online Application Deadline: The deadline has passed. Applications are no longer being accepted.


Funds will be available to support the participation of students and others that might otherwise be unable to attend. Awards are generally limited to room and board, although in special circumstances, travel assistance may also be available. If you wish to be considered for such support, please complete the Travel Award Application by November 10, 2016. All applicants must register in advance for the meeting. The meeting typically sells out so do not wait until the December 8 deadline to register. If you do not receive a travel award and are therefore unable to attend, then a full refund will be given. Receipients of travel awards will receive a check at the meeting.




Deadline for application: December 8, 2016


The Perkins Fund Award allows graduate students or postdoctoral scientists that utilize Neurospora as an experimental organism to attend the Fungal Genetics Conference or the Neurospora Conference. It is now time to solicit nominations for Perkins Fund Awardees.


As a result of your generosity, the fund can support two awards to attend the upcoming 29th Fungal Genetics Conference. Awards of approximately $400 each will go to one graduate student and one postdoctoral scientist. Nominations for Perkins Fund Awardees should be made in the form of a one-page letter from the candidate’s research advisor. This letter should include a 200 word description of why the individual’s work is exceptional. Up to two re-prints or pre-prints of published research may also be included with the nomination. 


Evaluation of the nominations will be overseen by the Neurospora Policy Committee. The awardees will be notified prior to the meeting, and the award will be presented at the banquet on the final night of the meeting.


The nomination letter and any accompanying materials should be sent as a PDF via e-mail no later than December 8, 2016 to: Chair Neurospora Policy Committee, E-mail:

GSA DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics

Application Deadline: October 28, 2016

This award is named for long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics, DeLill Nasser. It is given in recognition of the critical role she played in research and for her love of genetics. The award is for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, to support travel costs for young geneticists to attend national and international meetings and enroll in laboratory courses.  Visit the award website for more information and to apply.


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.