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Who else is going to Orlando? Find out here: Registration List

Visit the online Bulletin Board for posting Ride Share/Room Share/Childcare Sharing messages.

Membership in the Genetics Society of America (GSA) has many benefits including discounted meeting fees. Join now to take advantage of all the benefits offered.

When considering the cost/benefit of registering, remember that face-to-face meetings are the most effective forum to network, share research and form collaborations. GSA strongly encourages international attendees to register early to receive their letter of invitation which is helpful when applying for a Visa. 

Registration Fees

All fees shown are in U.S. dollars


On or before March 27  


March 28 - June 29


After July 5

GSA Member (current if paid through 2016)      
Faculty/Lab Tech $420 $520 $620
Postdoc $370 $470 $570
Graduate Student $295 $395 $495
Undergraduate Student $195 $295 $395
GSA Non Member      
Faculty/Lab Tech $620 $720 $820
Postdoc $475 $575 $675
Graduate Student* $385 $485 $585
Undergraduate Student* $270 $370 $470
 Optional/Ticketed Events      
 Guest Registration**  $100  $125  $150
 Meal Plan #1 $40 $40  
 Meal Plan #2  $70    
 Meal Plan #3  $185    
 Education Events      
             Crash Course  $45  $45  
             Educator Flex Pass  $45  $45  
             Next Stage Mixer  $10  $10  $10
             Mentoring Roundtable  $10  $10  $10 
Science Cafe  $15  $15  $15
Speaking Up for Genetics...Research  $0  $0  $0
Editor's Panel Discussion and Roundtable  $10  $10  $10
Women in Genetics  $10  $10  $10
Closing Reception  $15  $15  $15

NOTE:Registration fees do not include hotel accommodations or meals. To facilitate networking opportunities, three meal plan options are available.  

Meal Plan #1 - $40   Lunch only Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the food court or food carts in the meeting space.
Meal Plan #2 - $70   Lunch only Thursday, Friday and Saturday at any of the hotel's participating restaurants and food carts.
Meal Plan #3 - $185   This meal plan includes three meals per day Thursday, Friday and Saturday at any of the hotel's participating restaurants and food carts.

*Nonmembers registering at the graduate and undergraduate student rate must provide proof of graduate or undergraduate level student status. See registration form for details.

**Guest registrations are for a person who is not involved in research/science in any way and is accompanying a registered scientific attendee. The Guest registration includes the opening and closing mixers as well as limited access to the posters and exhibits during the mixers.  There is no charge for children under 15 provided that they are supervised by an adult.  Contact Anne Marie Mahoney ( for additional information.


  • Seven individual meetings
  • Three Joint Plenary sessions
  • Daily Poster Sessions
  • Educational Trainee Events
  • Database Groups' Demos (SGD, FlyBase, WormBase, ZFIN and MGI)
  • Joint workshops 
  • Individual Community Workshops
  • Workshops offered through exhibitors
  • Exhibit Hall featuring 100+ booths
  • GSA Career Center
  • Program Book with session listings, presenting author index, exhibitor list and program schedule
  • PDF of full abstracts for ALL seven meetings will be available on the meeting website
  • Daily coffee breaks
  • Opening mixer

Registration Deadlines

The deadline for early registration at the reduced rate is March 27, 2016. Advance registration closes on June 29, 2016.  After that date, you will be able to register on line after July 7 or on-site. Credit cards must be used to register for the conference. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the GSA journal GENETICS, the first 100 registrants will receive a free copy of Perspectives on Genetics, edited by James F. Crow and William F. Dove. 


Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover). Credit card payments will not be accepted by telephone or fax.

Confirmation/Receipt and Letter of Invitation

A receipt will appear directly online after a successful submission. The receipt will include your registration number and a link to your letter of invitation. For security purposes, letters of invitation can only be sent to individuals that have registered for the meeting.

Last Name:
Email Address:

Cancellation of Advance Registration

A $75 processing fee will be charged for all registration cancellations. Registration cancellations will be accepted and refunds processed by sending an e-mail to Cancellation requests must reach the GSA office by May 4, 2016. After that date, no refunds will be given.

Program Book

All registrants receive a Program Book, with full schedule information including platform and poster session date, time, title and presenting authors. Full abstract text will only be available online and will not be printed in the Program Book. You are encouraged to print full abstracts for those sessions of interest before leaving home. If you would like to receive an abstract book in advance, you will have the option of printing the Abstract Book for a fee, through a third-party vendor. Information regarding this option will be sent to registered attendees in May 2016 and will also be posted here.

Registrant List

The registration list is available to see who else will be in Orlando. You can start building connections now. After abstract assignments have been made, if an attendee is presenting a talk or poster at the meeting, the program number and title of the talk will be listed with their record.  To facilitate finding a roommate or for ride sharing you can post a request on the Bulletin Board for Room Sharing.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available to help individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the meeting. Awards are available for postdocs, graduate and undergraduates in addition to MaPD ChildCare Grants. Check out the Awards page for details on applying. The deadline for applications is March 23.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

GSA expects attendees and exhibitors to respect each other, GSA staff, and hotel staff and behave in a courteous and civilized fashion. Attendees should follow common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property.

Abusive, harassing, or threatening behavior towards any other attendee, GSA staff, or hotel staff will not be tolerated. Please report any incidents in which an attendee of the meeting is abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner to GSA staff or security immediately.

Need to file a complaint? Please contact: Anne Marie Mahoney:

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be available at the Conference Registration Desk during the meeting. Anyone needing a certificate after the meeting should contact

On-Site Registration Hours

The registration area will be open according to the following schedule:

Wednesday, July 13  

2:30 PM–9:00 PM

Thursday, July 14

8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Friday, July 15

8:15 AM–5:00 PM

Saturday, July 16

8:30 AM–2:30 PM

By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA the right to use your photograph, name, and likeness for use in GSA educational, news, or promotional materials. GSA will take steps to avoid sharing the content of presentations and posters in order to protect unpublished data. Please note that the use of cameras and other recording devices in plenary, platform, and poster sessions is prohibited without expressed permission from an authorized GSA representative.