We are monitoring the situation as the health and safety of our attendees remains our top priority. We are currently assessing our agreements with the conference center and other parties and the governing council is actively discussing the options. We plan to have a firm decision about whether to postpone (not cancel) the Symposium on or before March 31.
Indirect genetic effects (IGE) are genetic effects of an individual on the trait values of other individuals in the same species. These effects are also known as social genetic effects and associative genetic effects. Although the concept first arose in the agricultural genetics literature in the 1960s, it did not receive much attention outside that community until the late 1990s. Since then, there has been a great deal of development of the theoretical literature, which has emphasized that IGE provides a unifying framework for traditional quantitative genetics, maternal and paternal genetic effects, inclusive fitness, and multilevel selection.
Incoming AGA President Kimberly Hughes’ symposium will bring together empiricists, statisticians, and theoreticians using this concept to investigate both applied and basic research questions. Other speakers will focus on model organisms, agricultural systems, and natural populations of non-model species.
All registrants may submit poster abstracts
All posters will be presented
The abstract submission link is available once you register
Early Registration Fees till further notice:
Individual member $175
Individual non-member $275
Student/postdoc member $150
Student/postdoc non-member $175
Registration includes all talks, a registration reception on May 31st, poster reception on June 1st, lunches and breaks. There will be a banquet on June 2nd for an additional $50.
POSTER INFO: All registrants may submit a poster abstract after registering. All abstracts will be accepted.
AGA student and postdoc members who submit a poster abstract by April 15th will receive free registration. Several abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations and $300 travel vouchers.