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2014 Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens March 21
Conference Registration Opens March 28
Travel Award Application April 24
Abstract Submission Deadline April 24
DeadlineAbstract Revision Deadline April 25
Microphone Runner Application Deadline April 26
Platform/Poster Assignments Online June 8
Abstract Search and Program Planner Online June 25
Early Meeting Registration June 26
Housing Reservation June 26


Deadline for advance meeting registration: June 26, 2014





Registration Fee


Fees shown in US dollars. EARLY Registration

On or before June 26, 2014

ADVANCE Registration

June 27 - July 28, 2014


July 29 - August 3, 2014

GSA Member      
Faculty/Lab Tech $460 $535 $635
Postdoc $395 $470 $570
Graduate Student $355 $430 $530
Undergraduate Student $250 $325 $425
GSA Non member      
Faculty/Lab Tech $660 $735 $835
Postdoc $535 $610 $710
Graduate Student $475 $550 $650
Undergraduate Student $325 $400 $500
Optional Events      
GSA Trainee Boot Camp $40 $40 $40
GSA Special Interest Group Mixer (Faculty/Postdoc Only) $0 $0 $0
GSA Career Luncheon $0 $0 $0
How to Get Published Luncheon $0 $0 $0
GSA Undergrad Mixer $0 $0 $0
Advocacy Luncheon $0 $0 $0
Optional Item      
T-shirt $10 $10 $10



IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration fees do not include accommodations or meals except the final dinner. Please make a housing reservation at the University of Washington housing website or one of the hotels.


When considering the cost/benefit of registering, remember that there is no more effective tool for relationship building, brainstorming and networking than face-to-face meetings.




  • Attendance at the scientific plenary, workshop and poster sessions
  • Program Book with session listings, author index, gene index, exhibitor list and program schedule
  • Entrance to Exhibits
  • Opening cocktail reception on Tuesday
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Mentoring Events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Poster Socials
  • Banquet and Party


Guests of meeting registrants do not need to register but they do need to make a housing reservation to stay in on-campus housing.

Benefits of GSA Membership

  • Reduced registration fees for the GSA-sponsored meetings

  • Reduced publication fees in the GENETICS and G3 journal (link to journal sites)

  • Subscription to GENETICS and G3

  • Subscription to the GSA newsletter: The GSA Reporter

  • Discounted subscriptions for many genetics publications

  • Inclusion in the GSA online membership directory

  • Discounts on a wide assortment of reagents and antibodies

  • A voice on Capitol Hill and at US federal funding agencies through GSA’s advocacy efforts


Registration List


The attendee list is now available.


New this year: after abstract assignments have been made, you will be able to click on an attendee's name and if they are presenting a talk or poster at the meeting, the program number and title of the talk will be listed.


Advance Registration and Payment Options


You may register for the meeting online with a credit card or mail in an early registration form for payment by check. The registration form will only be processed if accompanied by payment. Payment may be made by: credit card or a check drawn on a U.S. bank, payable to the Genetics Society of America. Keep a copy for your records. 

Online: The online registration will open on March 28, 2014. Your registration receipt and confirmation will be automatically emailed to you after a successful submission. The Genetics Society of America accepts the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


Mail: Complete the form online, print it out and mail the form with payment to the GSA office. Send the form with credit card information or a check drawn on a US bank to the following address: YGM Registration, Genetics Society of America, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD  20814. Checks should be made payable to the Genetics Society of America (GSA). GSA does not accept purchase orders for registration payments.


After June 26, 2014 you must register online at the higher rates or at the meeting.



Meeting T-Shirts


Meeting t-shirts will be available for purchase on the online registration form. The shirts will be $10 and may be picked up when attendees register at the meeting. There will be a limited amount available for purchase at the meeting. 


Optional Tours


To take advantage of all that Seattle has to offer, the following optional tours are available on Thursday, July 31. Registrants can sign up online. If payment for tours needs to be done seperately from registration please contact to arrange payment.


 Chihuly Gardens and Glass, Space Needle and Monorail

Your tour begins with access to the breathtaking exhibits at Chihuly Gardens and Glass. Walls of the Exhibition offer a comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly's significant series of work. The artworks demonstrate how he pushed the boundaries of glass as an art medium in concept, execution and presentation. The next stop is at the most famous piece of iconography in Seattle - The Space Needle. Guests will be taken to the Observation Deck at 520' for an unrivaled 360 degree view of Seattle and the surrounding PUget Sound region. The return trip is via the Monorail. A short, non-stop, 90 second ride from Seattle Center to Downtown is a great way to travel!


Hours: 3:30 - 6:00 pm (includes roundtrip transfer from UW)



  • Access to Chihuly Gardens and Glasshouse
  • Access to the Space Needle and Observation Deck
  • Roundtrip transportation about the SEattle Monorail
  • MotivAgent Event Staff
  • All WA State sales taxes, gratutities and surcharges
  • Based on a minimum of 30

Price: $58 per person


Seattle Harbor Cruise

Join Argosy Cruises for the Seattle sightseeing cruise that started it all. Guests enjoy a narrated 1-hour sightseeing tour of Seattle's vibrant and historic harbor, with never-ending skyline views of the city, the Space Needle and Mt. Rainier. With wide-open outdoor decks, this fascinating tour attraction is perfect for visitors and locals alike. Some of the highlights you'll see:

  • Colorful waterfront
  • Spectacular Seattle skyline
  • Great Wheel ferris wheel
  • One of the world's largest shipping terminals
  • Mt. Rainier and the majestic Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges
  • Space Needle


Hours: 3:30 - 5:30 pm (includes roundtrip transfer from UW)



  • 1 Hour Seattle Waterfront Harbor Cruise
  • Deluxe Minicoach Transportation
  • MotivAgent Event Staff
  • All WA State sales taxes, gratutities and surcharges
  • Based on a minimum of 30

Price: $51 per person

Kayaking on Lake Union

Welcome to sea kayaking on Seattle's Lake Union where you can combine paddling with beautiful city views. Pick up your kayak right on the water before paddling around the beautiful Seattle waterways. From the docks on Lake Union, you can paddle to Lake Washington, where you can have over 8 miles of paddling.


Your group will be led by a private guide from the Northwest Outdoor Center. The outing starts with a safety overview and orientation on how to communicate with the guides once on the water. Double-seated kayaks will be provided for this group in order to keep everyone close together.


The route will include an up close look at the Sleepless in Seattle house, Gasworks Park, Lake Union floating home communities and into Portage Bay which puts you in the shadow of the University of Washington campus. Depending on the experience of the participants and the amount of boat traffic on this day, the guides may also take the group through the Montlake Cut and into Lake Washington.


Hours: 3:30 - 6:00 pm (includes roundtrip transfer from UW)



  • 1.5 hour private guided kayaking tour
  • Safety overview and route orientation
  • Certified double-kayaks
  • Life vests
  • Deluxe Minicoach Transportation
  • MotivAgent Event Staff
  • All WA State sales taxes, gratutities and surcharges
  • Based on a minimum of 30

 Price: $58.00 per person





A $50 handling fee will be charged for all meeting advance registration cancellations. Cancellation requests must be sent to No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 26, 2014.  Canceling your meeting registration does not cancel your housing. Please contact the university or hotel directly to cancel your housing.



Confirmation/Letter of Invitation


Please login to GSA web portal to retrieve the receipt and letter of invitation”, where “GSA web portal” will be linked to


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 located in the Meany Theater lobby and will be open according to the following schedule:


Tuesday, July 29 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wednesday, July 30   8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, July 31 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Friday, August 1 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, August 2  9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Financial Assistance


Yeast Genetics Meeting Travel Awards

The Yeast Genetics Meeting gives travel awards to graduate students and postdocs who are presenting authors.


Application Deadline for receipt: Deadline has passed.


Only individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the meeting will be considered for these limited funds. Please make every effort to secure your own funding and leave the meeting funds to the needy. Presenting authors are given first priority when determining financial aid. Describe your need in the online financial aid application. You are not guaranteed that you will receive the amount you ask for on the application.   No more than three people from the same lab will be eligible for financial aid.  Financial aid checks will be disbursed at the registration desk.




Microphone Runners

The YGM is soliciting 18 graduate students to handle the microphones during the question and answer periods at the platform sessions and symposia. Duties will include carrying a microphone to individuals who wish to ask questions, turning on the microphone for them at the appropriate time, and then turning off the microphone. 

A stipend of $120 will be provided in return for staffing five 90-minute sessions throughout the meeting.   


To qualify for this position, you must be a graduate student and attend the entire meeting. Submit applications via

e-mail to  with the following information:

  • First and Last Name

  • E-mail address

  • Your P.I.

  • Year in School

  • Include the following statement: I agree to staff five 90-minute sessions as a microphone runner.

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 24, 2014. If more than 18 students apply, the first 18 applications received will be accepted. Microphone runners will be notified of their assigned sessions by June 3, 2014.



GSA DeLill Nasser Award

for Professional Development in Genetics

Application Deadline: Deadline has passed.


This award is named for long-time GSA member and National Science Foundation Program Director in Eukaryotic Genetics, DeLill Nasser. It is given in recognition of the critical role she played in research and for her love of genetics. The award is for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, to support travel costs for young geneticists to attend national and international meetings and enroll in laboratory courses.  Visit the award website for more information and to apply.



GSA Undergraduate Travel Award


Application Deadline: Deadline has passed.


GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards are available to promote excellence in undergraduate research and education.  This award will provide travel support funds to undergraduate members of GSA who will be presenting research findings at a GSA-sponsored conference.  



FASEB-MARC Travel Awards

Deadline for receipt of Application: May 16, 2014


The FASEB MARC Program provides funding for travel awards to support the participation of faculty/mentors, students, post-baccalaureates, postdoctoral fellows, and students from minority institutions and historically black colleges and universities. Underrepresented minority faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows from majority institutions are also eligible to apply for the travel awards. The travel awards are funded up to $1,850 each for travel-related expenses and for meeting registration. Travel awards are provided as reimbursements after the meeting.


FASEB MARC travel awards are processed as reimbursements to the award recipients. An award recipient will be required to pay his/her meeting and travel-related expenses first and then request reimbursement from the FASEB MARC Program Office after completion of the meeting/conference. To apply or for more information visit the FASEB MARC travel awards website


By attending a GSA conference, you grant GSA with 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.