Keynote Speakers

Prashanth N Suravajhala
Birla Institute of Scientific Research
Lincoln Stein
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
Abigail Cabunoc Mayes
Mozilla Foundation
More about our Keynote Speakers

West and East

BCC2020 events will be held twice: once in North American Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4) (BCC West), and again in Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10) (BCC East). This includes training, the conference itself, and the CollaborationFest.


Training is offered over two days: July 17-18 in the West, and July 18-19 in the East. This is immediately before the BCC2020 meeting.

Training covers a variety of topics and is offered throughout both days, although some topics may be offered only in one hemisphere or another. All training will be live and online. Each session is 2.5 hours long. You register for each session individually.

Please see BCC2020 Schedule Descriptions for information about each training session.

Main Meeting

The main meeting will be held July 19-21 in the West, and July 20-22 in the East. The same presentations will be offered in both hemispheres. We are seeking ways to also have posters, demos, and birds-of-a-feather span both hemispheres.

Collaboration Fest

The CollaborationFest will follow the meeting, and span the entire world (nothing new there). There will be core communities during both windows, but we are also exploring other options for coordinating efforts continuously.

Key Dates

March 31 2020
Abstract submission opens
April 18 2020
Registration opens
May 8 2020
Abstract submission deadline
June 6 2020
Acceptance notifications sent to authors
July 10 2020
Early registration ends
July 15 2020
Registration ends
July 17-19 2020
July 19-22 2020
BCC main meeting
July 22-24 2020
CoFest: Core
July 24-26 2020
CoFest: EnCore