The 2014 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2014, http://galaxyproject.org/GCC2014) features two full days of presentations, discussions, poster sessions, lightning talks and birds-of-a-feather, all about data-intensive biology and the tools that support it. GCC2014 also includes a Training Day for the third year in a row, this year with five concurrent tracks, and in-depth coverage of thirteen different topics.
Galaxy is an easily extensible data integration and analysis platform for life sciences research that supports hundreds of bioinformatics analysis tools. Galaxy is open-source and can be locally installed or run on the cloud. There are hundreds of local installs, and over 50 publicly accessible servers around the world.
Early registration is now open. Early combined registration (Training Day + main meeting) starts at $140 for post-docs and students. Registration is capped this year at 250 participants, and we expect to hit that limit. Registering early assures you a place at the conference and also a spot in the Training Day workshops you want to attend.
You can also book affordable conference housing at the same time you register. See the conference Logistics page for details on this and other housing options.
Abstract submission for both oral presentations and posters is also open. Abstract submission for oral presentations closes April 4, and poster submission closes April 25. The GigaScience "Galaxy: Data Intensive and Reproducible Research" series (announced for GCC2013) is continuing to take submissions for this year's meeting and beyond. BGI is also continuing to cover the article processing charges until the end of the year, and for more information see their latest update. Please consider presenting your work.