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2022 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2022)

July 17-23, 2022

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States



The 2022 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2022) will bring together hundreds of researchers, trainers, tool developers, software engineers, and computational infrastructure providers, all addressing common challenges in data intensive science using the Galaxy data integration and analysis platform.

This annual gathering of the Galaxy community includes training, talks, posters, demos, Birds of a Feather meetups, and many other opportunities for collaboration and networking. There is no better event to share your work and learn form others working in Galaxy-related data-intensive science.

A flock of loons
Birds of a Feather

Bird of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide opportunities to gather and discuss special topics of interest. BoF's take place every day of the main meeting. Check out the BoF schedule for the this year's topics.

Keynote speakers

Interested in how informatics and AI can be integrated into molecular and clinical information to improve clinical decision making? Come hear the keynote speakers, Hongfang Liu on the opening day and Chris Tignanelli on the closing day.


Sponsors are a key part of GCC2022 and are potential partners in participant success. Is your organization interested in playing a prominent role in the first in-person gathering of the Galaxy community since 2019? Please see the Sponsorships page for details.


COVID-19 is (still) very much around us and to help each other have a safe event, GCC2022 has adopted a COVID-19 policy. Take a look at the details but the gist of it is that face masks are required while indoors. Please keep that in mind at all times during the event. Also, we ask to test daily using the provided tests.

Key Dates and Schedule
Key Dates and Schedule

Online registration is now closed, but if you walk up to the registration desk, we'll still be able to register you.

There is also a Webinar mode registration option for limited virtual attendance; if you'd like to attend, please email Jenn Vessio for details.

Cherry and sppon, Peter Guyan, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Minneapolis-St. Paul

The University of Minnesota is located in the heart of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota. The two downtowns are less than 10 miles apart and are connected by rapid transit. The Twin Cities offer a vibrant cultural, music, sports, and entertainment scene, with great access to the outdoors. The Twin Cites are one of the most livable metro areas in the United States.

Photo: Peter Guyan, Flickr, CC-BY NC SA 2.0

University of Minnesota Northrup Mall
University of Minnesota

GCC2022 will be hosted by the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The meeting will be held at Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown, near the university campus and close to engaging neighborhoods, cultural attractions, public art and green space, restaurants, and much more. The venue area straddles the Mississippi River and no matter where you are, you're never far from nature with parks, trails, and waterways just a short walk away.

Minnesota Supercomputer Institute
Minnesota Supercomputer Institute

For over 30 years the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) has been proudly serving and collaborating with the University of Minnesota research and scholarly community and external partners across all areas of human inquiry. MSI works to provide state-of-the-art compute and storage solutions to meet new demands and to serve as a nexus for meaningful collaborations. MSI is pleased to host GCC2022.


GalaxyP Project is a multi-omics informatics platform. The focus of the platform is integrative analysis of genomics, transcriptomics and mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics data. Galaxy-P is being actively developed by the Griffin research group at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. Galaxy-P is delighted to finally bring GCC to Minnesota.

Public transit
Getting Here and Around

Getting here is easy. The Twin Cities are served by the Minneapolis St Paul Airport (MSP), with direct flights from 44 states, Canada, Europe, and Mexico. It is also a short flight (or a scenic drive) from Madison, Wisconsin, the site of ISMB and BOSC 2022 (which is just before GCC). The conference meeting area is served by rapid public transit. Lodging will be available in on the conference hotel, and there are also many nearby hotels. See the Travel page for details.

GCC2022 Sponsors

GCC2022 sponsors