KU Center for Genomics Symposium

Please join us for the first annual KU Center for Genomics Symposium on Friday, May 20 at 8 a.m.

Even location and information:


  • There is limited street parking. The nearest parking garage is a block north located at 935 New Hampshire St., across from the Lawrence Arts Center. The top level is free, while the lower levels have 10-hour metered parking. See the parking map for more information. To use a credit card to pay for parking, download the Park Mobile App

Food and drink at the event:

  • Breakfast will be provided to symposium participants, courtesy of Illumina. It will be available at 8 a.m. during registration. 
  • Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day. Lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. on site. 
  • Happy hour with appetizers will begin at 5:15 p.m. Drink tickets will be handed out to all participants 21 and over for beer or wine. A cash bar will be available for other drinks and cocktails. 

View and download the event poster (.pdf)

View the program

Reserve your spot

Use the registration button below to save your spot as an attendee or presenter at the KU Center for Genomics Symposium. Registration is free.

Event details:

  • The symposium and presentation spots are open to anyone conducting research with genomics/genetics, such as faculty, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduate researchers, technicians, and other research staff.
  • The symposium will be a full day in-person, with the option to attend online without giving a presentation.
  • Zoom viewing will be available for talks but not posters.
  • The symposium is free (no fees for any participants).
  • We will provide breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments.
  • The entire in-person symposium is wheelchair accessible.
  • Space is limited for parking near the venue. We will provide more parking information to registrants closer to the date.
  • Masks are required when not eating or drinking. We will adhere to the most current KU COVID-19 protocols

Presenter information:

  • First and second place finishers for both talk and poster presentations will receive awards (for students, postdocs, and research staff only).
  • Talks should be 10-12 minutes, with 3-5 minutes for questions (15 minutes total).
  • If a talk or poster has multiple authors, only one author may register to present a talk, but multiple authors may register to present a single poster.
  • Poster dimensions: We recommend 3’ wide by 4’ tall (posters of other similar dimensions are also acceptable)
  • If you need to update your talk/poster title or abstract, please email kucg@ku.edu


  • Abstract submission for talk: Monday, April 11
  • Abstract submission for poster: Monday, April 11
  • Registration for in-person attendance only (no presentation): Wednesday, April 20
  • Registration for online attendance only (no presentation): Monday, May 16
  • Dates we will notify you if your talk/poster has been accepted:
    • Talks and posters: Monday, April 18