2022 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2022)

July 17-23, 2022

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States



GCC2022 is three events spread out over July. One is virtual only (Training Day), one is in-person only (Meeting), and one is hybrid with limited support for remote participation (CoFest).

This page summarizes all GCC2022 events, and other cool events happening around GCC2022 in time and space. For a full schedule, see the GCC2022 schedule site.

GCC2022 Events

Training Day: July 8

The GCC2022 Training Day will be held on Friday, July 8. This is a full week before the GCC2022 Conference starts. This event will be virtual, free, and global. Training will be asynchronous, go at your own pace, and using Galaxy Training Network materials. Support will be available on the GTN slack channel, for the entire day.

Introductory topics will be covered on Training Day. More advanced topics will be offered in-person, during the conference.

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

This year we are expanding the number of days from three to four, but shortening the length of each day. Except for the conference dinner on Tuesday (July 19), we won't have official programming (like BoFs) in the evening. We will finish each day by 6pm. Our hope is to make this a more relaxed and more rewarding meeting.

CoFest: 21-23

This three day event gathers community members who are interested in contributing to Galaxy's code base, available tool set, documentation, training materials, and anywhere else that expands or improves the Galaxy ecosystem. You can register for 1, 2 or 3 days of the CoFest.

Our goals are to expand the contributor community and the Galaxy Ecosystem.


Here is what is happening and when, including GCC2022 and other nearby events.

Jul 3Jul 4Jul 5Jul 6Jul 7Jul 8Jul 9
US HolidayTraining
Virtual, free, global
Jul 10Jul 11Jul 12Jul 13Jul 14Jul 15Jul 16
Madison, Wisconsin, a 4 hour drive or a 70 minute plane ride from Minneapolis
Conference Housing Open
Twins vs. White Sox, Minneapolis
Saints vs. Mud Hens, St. Paul
Twins vs. White Sox, Minneapolis
Saints vs. Mud Hens, St. Paul
Twin Cities Beach Blast, Minneapolis
Saints vs. Mud Hens, St. Paul
Jul 17Jul 18Jul 19Jul 20Jul 21Jul 22Jul 23
Conference Housing Open
Saints vs. Mud Hens, St. Paul Aquatennial
Torchlight Parade
, Minneapolis

, Minneapolis

Other Nearby Events

ISMB + BOSC 2022
ISMB + BOSC 2022

July 10-14, Madison

ISMB 2022, which will include BOSC 2022 runs July 10-14 in nearby Madison, Wisconsin, just a 70 minute plane ride, or a 4 hour drive away. If you attend ISMB/BOSC, you will have Friday, July 15 for travel from Madison. (Madison is another great upper Midwestern city, with lots of water and activity.)

Twin Cities Beach Blast
Twin Cities Beach Blast

July 17, Minneapolis

Twin Cities Beach Blast, July 17, featuring Milk Carton Boat Races (really) and a Sand Castle Competition on Bde Maka Ska (formerly Lake Calhoun).

Aquatennial (including Carifest)

July 20-23, Minneapolis

Aquatennial the biggest celebration in Minneapolis's summer, is held July 20-23, nicely overlapping with the last half of GCC2022. Aquatennial includes parades, concerts, water ski shows (!), Carifest, and fireworks.

Baseball! The Twins and Saints mascots shake hands.

The Twin Cities is home to two professional baseball teams: The Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, and the St. Paul Saints in Saint Paul. Both teams will be having home games during and around GCC.