2022 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2022)

July 17-23, 2022

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States


GCC2022 features separate Training Day, Meeting, and CoFest events, which can be registered for separately or all at once.


Registration for GCC2022 is closed. But check back in early 2023 for GCC2023!

Training Day, July 8

This pre-conference event is virtual, asynchronous, global, and free. The GCC2022 Training Day will focus on introductory topics, many of which are prerequisites for training that is being offered in-person, during the meeting. We recommend you look at the training offerings for Training Day, and during the conference when deciding if you should register for training day.

Cost: Free, for as long as there is space

Meeting, July 17-20

This is it! Our first in-person GCC since 2019. The four day meeting will feature accepted and invited talks, poster, demo, and sponsor sessions, training sessions, Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions, a conference dinner, and lots of time for networking.

In-person meeting registration includes admission to conference talks, poster/demo sessions, and all training during the conference. We strongly recommend that you decide on which training you want to take before you start your meeting registration process.

Based on popular demand, there is also a Webinar mode option for attendance. After registering for this option, you will get access to the live stream of the main meeting talks. You will also get invited to the conference Slack where you will have an opportunity to ask any questions of the presenters or poster authors. Note that in-person training events or CoFest will not be streamed. Also note that all speakers are required to attend in person.

Early (< May 12)Full (< June 22)Late (> June 23)
Academic / Non-Profit / Government$400$550$750
Webinar mode$80
$10 if working in a
low-income country; see below

If you are currently working in a low-income country, as defined by the World Bank, please email Jenn Vessio before registering and ask for a discount code that you can apply during registration.

CoFest, July 21-23

You can register for 1, 2, or 3 days of CoFest. The registration cost is used to cover the costs of food and drinks during the event.

Cost: $9 per day

GCC2022 Fellowships

We are happy to offer travel support for exceptional students to attend GCC2022. Travel fellowships will be made available for up to 7 students that apply and submit an abstract for a talk. Up to 2 students will be sponsored by the Galaxy Common Fund. Up to additional 5 students will be sponsored by an anonymous donor in honor of James Taylor.

The fellowship will cover the costs of meeting registration, dorm accommodations for 3 nights, conference dinner, up to $750 towards travel expenses, and an option to add CoFest and additional 2 nights dorm accommodation.

To apply, make sure to submit an abstract for a talk AND complete the fellowship application. The first deadline for both is April 12. To give ample time to sort out travel plans, you will be notified around May 1 if you have been selected as a fellowship recipient.


A number of rooms are the conference hotel were reserved for the duration of the event. There are also numerous nearby lodging options in the city. See the Travel page for more details. If you have questions about lodging or need help, please reach out to Amy Beckham.

Got kids?

GCC2022 welcomes your kids and will help organize childcare to meeting participant families. Registration for childcare is separate from registration for events. See the childcare page for more.


There are fees and time invested into each registration and hence there are unfortunate cancelation fees. See the table below for the specifics. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact the organizers.

Cancelation dateCancelation fee
Before April 2815%
April 29 - June 1650%
June 17 and later100%