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
firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> 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
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
A. Instructions for submitting your volunteered topic and draft abstract:
Send an email with the following SUBJECT LINE: 2020 PAG-ICGI Workshop candidate abstract,
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
Germplasm & Genetic Stocks
B. Instructions for nominating someone else as a prospective speaker:
 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.
 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
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM PAG TO PROSPECTIVE WORKSHOP SPEAKERS:
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.
ANTICIPATED TIMELINE FOR CHOOSING WORKSHOP SPEAKERS
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).
2020 PAG-ICGI Workshop