Greetings to all ICGI members!


This is the call for those who desire to present a talk (or nominate a speaker) at the upcoming PAG-ICGI Workshop being held at 4:00 PM - 6:10 PM on Sunday, January 12, 2020, in East 1 at Town and Country Hotel and Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA.


At this time, we solicit volunteers and nominations for PAG-ICGI Workshop Speakers. The speakers will be selected from the submitted and nominated talks if the request is received by Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Please email your request (or nomination) to present at the PAG-ICGI Workshop by October 16, 2019! Each selected workshop speaker will receive an email, after acceptance, with instructions regarding submission of their workshop abstract.


Similar to last year, we anticipate 5 regular speaking slots (15-20 minutes each), and about 10-15 poster introductions, 1-2 minutes each.


Please follow the different instructions below for volunteering yourself or nominating a possible speaker.


A.  Instructions for submitting your volunteered topic and draft abstract:


Send an email with the following SUBJECT LINE: 2020 PAG-ICGI Workshop candidate abstract, to


In your email, please include the following components:

1.        Presenter (Your name):  Family_name, First_name

            Institutional affiliation:   ______

2.        Email address(es), separated by a comma.

3.        List of co-authors (draft):

4.        Abstract (draft) -- follow guidelines for PAG, please

5.        Prioritize the ICGI workgroups to which your work relates most closely (top)

Applied Genomics and Breeding

Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics

Functional Genomics

Germplasm & Genetic Stocks

Structural Genomics


B.  Instructions for nominating someone else as a prospective speaker:


[1] Confer with the person you think would be an appropriate speaker about availability, their desire to speak (20 minutes) at the workshop, prospective topic title, and willingness if selected to provide a finalized abstract to PAG. It would be important to inform that individual that PAG provides no support for travel or any other expenses for workshop speakers. Speakers must register for the conference and confirm the travel plan. International travelers requiring a visa should allow sufficient time to obtain one. 


[2] If the person you wish to nominate confirms their interest, send an email containing with the following SUBJECT LINE: 2020 PAG-ICGI Workshop speaker nomination, to


In your email, please explain why this person and topic are well suited to the ICGI workshop.





Once speakers are added to the workshop, each speaker will be sent an automated email with instructions how to login and post their individual workshop abstract. This form will include an option and instructions for submitting a poster abstract as well. All speakers must register for the conference.





We will attempt to arrive at decisions by October 21, 2019, for everyone to finalize and submit their abstracts, and if not chosen, to submit a poster instead. The Poster Abstract Submissions Deadline is October 27, 2019. (Please note, however, that space for posters is limited, so it might be wise to submit poster abstracts well before October 20).




Todd Campbell


2020 PAG-ICGI Workshop