2022 AGA Presidential Symposium

Selfish Evolution: Mechanisms & Consequences of Genetic Conflict

Save the Date! The 2022 AGA Presidential Symposium will take place July 24-27, 2022 at the beautiful venue of the IslandWood campus on Bainbridge Island near Seattle, Washington (with virtual options for speakers and attendees). The Symposium will include the Key Lecture plus two days of invited talks, panels, and poster sessions on topics spanning the field of genetic conflict and selfish evolution.

AGA Symposia are small meetings that provide excellent opportunities for cross-stage interaction, and the American Genetics Association is committed to supporting early-stage attendees. Stay tuned for more details in the New Year!



The 2022 Special Events Award Round is now open

Deadline 31 January 2022      Awards announced 1 April 2022

The American Genetic Association grants awards each year to its members for support of special events that advance the mission of AGA, particularly to support students to attend the event.

These awards are open to all members of the American Genetic Association.

The 2022 EECG Award Round is now closed

Deadline 14 December 2021      Awards announced 15 March 2022

The American Genetic Association grants EECG Research Awards to graduate and post-doctoral members who are at a critical point in their research, where additional funds would allow them to conclude their research project and prepare it for publication.

EECG Embarkations -- Posts from previous EECG awardees about their research and interests are available on the AGA Blog.


Results of the AGA Council Elections

We are pleased to welcome:

Over 35% of our members voted!  Thank you for your active participation in your society.  All of our esteemed candidates' biographies are available here


Past Presidents' Symposia

 AGA2021 was a highly successful hybrid meeting!


All AGA members can now view video recordings from the live Symposium through the member account portal.



AGA2020 Symposium

Videos of all talks and discussions are available for AGA members

  and read the Proceedings Synopsis by Sarah McPeek and Symposium Snippets by assorted attendees on the AGA Blog

Articles from AGA2020 are now online, JHered issue will be out in January!


Presidents' Symposia Issues in JHered


President Maria Orive's issue now online
authors' posts are on the AGA Blog




And check out our previous President's Symposia issues, freely available online:

AGA2017:  Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics in the Wild - President Anne Bronikowski

AGA2016:  Local Adaptation - President Lynda Delph

AGA2015:  Chromosome Evolution - President Katie Peichel

AGA2014:  Evolution and Plasticity - President Robin Waples

AGA2013:  Speciation Continuum - President Kerry Shaw

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Variable Signatures of Selection Despite Conserved Recombination Landscapes Early in Speciation
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