2023 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2023)


July 10-16, 2023

Galaxy Australia

Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia



The registration portal is not quite ready yet but should be in the second half of February so please check back then.

Meeting: July 10-13

The general meeting portion of GCC2023 will consist of a series of peer-reviewed talks, posters, demos, training, Birds-of-a-Feather meetups, and sponsor sessions.

The registration fee includes admission to the meeting events, morning/afternoon break, and lunch for each day.

Wednesday evening will be the official conference dinner, aiming to showcase cultural wealth of Brisbane and Australia.

Please note that all prices are listed in Australian Dollars (AUD); here is a convenient currency converter to see how these numbers compare.

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 20% discount code that you can apply during registration.

Early (< May 12)Full (<= June 16)Late (> June 16)
Academic / Non-Profit / GovernmentAU$450AU$550AU$750
Conference dinnerAU$65

Virtual meeting attendance

If you are not able to attend GCC2023 in person, there is an option to attend virtually. Please note that only the conference talks in the main room will be streamed, so no access to training, BoFs, or posters/demos will be available virtually. There will be a conference Slack channel where anyone will be able to post questions to the speakers and/or interact with others present in the channel.


CoFest: July 14-16

CoFest is an opportunity to meet the people working on Galaxy and spend some time with each other in person to plan, work, or learn about many Galaxy components.

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

Cost per dayAU$10


There are a number of hotels in the vicinity of the conference venue. See the Travel page for more details, but you are free to reserve whatever accommodation suits you most.


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 Jenn Vessio.

Cancelation dateCancelation fee
Before April 2825%
April 29 - June 950%
June 10 and later100%