The 2018 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2018) and Bioinformatics Open Source Conference 2018 (BOSC2018) are joining together for a unified event (GCCBOSC 2018) to be held in Portland, Oregon, United States, June 25-30, 2018. The event will feature two days of training, a two day meeting, and finish with two days of intense collaboration at the GCC OBF CollaborationFest. The meeting will feature joint and parallel sessions, and shared keynotes, poster and demo sessions, and social events. Colocating GCC and BOSC brings together the widest possible community of bioinformatics developers and practitioners into a single place. At this event the whole will be greater than the sum of the parts.
The event is organized by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and will be held at Reed College, a small liberal arts college in Portland. A block of rooms in the Reed dorms will be available, more details to come. Portland is a vibrant city in the American Northwest, close to the Cascade Mountains, the Oregon Coast, and the Columbia River.