Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) General Meeting is our flagship event bringing together technology, software, applications, data resources and public policy. AGBT provides a forum for exchanging information about the latest advances in DNA sequencing technologies, experimental and analytical approaches for genomic studies, and their myriad applications. The meeting format includes daytime plenary sessions that feature invited speakers and abstract-selected talks that highlight cutting-edge research across the broad landscape of genomics. The evening concurrent session includes experimental and computational approaches for effectively utilizing the latest DNA sequencing technologies.

The Co-Chairs for the 2018 AGBT General Meeting are:  Eric Green (National Human Genome Research Institute /National Institute of Health) Elaine Mardis (The Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital) and Len Pennacchio (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).

The Organizing Committee Includes: Ken Dewar (McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre), Federica Di Palma (Earlham Institute), Christopher Mason (Weill Cornell Medicine), Robert Lyons, (University of Michigan), Martin Hirst (University of British Columbia), John McPherson (University of California Davis), Beth Shapiro (University of California Santa Cruz) and Michael Zody (New York Genome Center).

AGBT 2018

February 12-15, 2018

Orlando, Florida

2018 Agenda will be announced the end of 2017

Check out last year’s agenda below

Click Here to Download the 2017 Agenda



Coming — August of 2017

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 AGBT 2018 will be held at the Bonnet Creek Hilton in Orlando, Florida, February 12-15th

Opening Session begins 5PM-Monday, February 12, 2018

Closing Reception is Thursday, February 15, 2018

For registration questions, contact the Registrar directly:




 Call for Abstracts September 15-October 2, 2017 

Rules and Instructions for Abstract Submission

Click Here for AGBT Application and Abstract Submission

  • Starting on September 15, 2017, persons wishing to attend will be able to apply to register.
  • Applications and Abstracts will be accepted until 12:00 pm on October 2, 2017.* All applications received during this period will be treated equally, regardless of submission time.
  • Persons wishing to apply after October 2, 2017 will be placed on a waiting list.
  • The total length of the abstract should not exceed 300 words.
  • Only one presenting author can be specified per abstract.
  • Only one abstract can be submitted per person.
  • You can submit applications and abstracts for others as well as yourself. Please note that there is a limit of one application and abstract per potential attendee.
  • The abstract does not need to be submitted with the application. You can log in later and submit the abstract, provided that the abstract is submitted by October 2, 2017.

* With appropriate approval, abstracts discussing late-breaking scientific discoveries will be accepted (for oral presentation only) as late as December 23, 2017.

Software Demonstration Session

The AGBT meeting will be hosting a software demonstration session. We will make available a limited number of stations, each equipped with a 32-inch monitor and internet connection, where presenters will be able to conduct demonstrations of their software. If you would like to be considered for this session, please specify that you are submitting your abstract for “Software Demo” in the abstract submission form.

Review Process

Abstracts will be reviewed by the AGBT Scientific Organizing Committee.

Publication in Program Book

Abstracts selected for presentation at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting will be published in the AGBT program book and will be available online to registered attendees of the meeting.


After November 12th, 2017, we will contact attendees and provide them with information on how to register for the conference. If you have not received notification by November 20th, 2017, please e-mail Nix Conference & Meeting Management at

If we receive more registration applications than available attendee spots, registration decisions will be made based on the following criteria:

  • We will limit the number of attendees from each lab, institution, or commercial organization. Major Sponsors (Gold, Silver, Bronze) will be limited based on their level of sponsorship.
  • Individuals whose abstracts are selected for presentation at the meeting will be allowed to register. Please note that due to the growth in abstract submissions, we do not guarantee that all submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation this year.
  • Remaining spots will be allocated as equitably as possible among the applicants with the intent of fostering a diverse environment for scientific discussion and allowing access to the largest number of labs, institutions, and companies.


 AGBT 2018 will be held at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida



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2018 Speakers to be announced soon.  Check out our 2017 speakers below!



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The AGBT Meeting Media Policy applies to: (a) traditional media (print, broadcast and web based) and new social media tools (blogs, Twitter, etc.); (b) accredited journalists who are registered for the meeting and all other meeting attendees; and (c) all poster and oral presentations, including presentations during the plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and technical workshops.

(1) Unless otherwise stated by the presenter, reporting on content presented at this meeting is allowed, including by blogging or tweeting. Presenters have the final say on whether the content of their presentations can be reported beyond the conference and can opt-out on anyone reporting on either all or any portion of their presentations.

(2) Photography of the content of presentations is not allowed without the consent of the presenter. This includes photography of posters and of slides projected during oral presentations.

(3) Presenters may opt-out by stating at the beginning or during their presentations that they do not give permission for all or specific parts of their presentations to be reported outside of the conference, including by blogging or tweeting. Presenters may also use the following icons on their posters, on their title slides, and on individual slides in their presentations:


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