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 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.
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.
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.