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AGA2020: November 15–18, 2020

COVID-19 Update - March 31

We have postponed the AGA President's Symposium until mid-November.  If you have already registered and booked a room, there is nothing you need to do - we will transfer the booking.  Otherwise, you can register at the Early Bird rate until September 1st.  If you need a refund, please contact


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.


AGA student and postdoc members who submit a poster abstract before September 1st will receive free  registration.  President Hughes will select several for 15-minute oral presentations and $300 travel awards.

All registrants may submit poster abstracts Photo by Jay Dash
All posters will be presented
The abstract submission link is available once you register

Early Registration Fees through August 31st:

Individual member $175
Individual non-member $275
Student/postdoc member $150
Student/postdoc non-member $175

Registration includes all talks, a registration reception on Nov 15th, poster reception on Nov 16th, lunches and breaks.  There will be a banquet on Nov 17th for an additional $50.


About the AGA Key Distinguished Lecturer:
Allen J Moore


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AGA 2020 Symposium

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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 August 31st will receive free registration.  Several abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations and $300 travel vouchers.

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