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Policy on using Social Media (including Twitter) concerning unpublished data in talks or posters:

To maintain and foster an environment at the Maize Genetics Conference where colleagues feel comfortable and are encouraged to share unpublished data, Tweeting (or sharing on other Social Media) of all data, results, hypotheses, conclusions, or any other aspects of a talk or poster are not permitted without the expressed consent of the authors. The permission of the author to Tweet any information about their presentation must be obtained prior to Tweeting. In the absence of this pre-obtained approval, the only permissible information to Tweet about a talk is that information publically available in the abstract book.

Prohibition of side or project meetings during the Official Program of the Maize Genetics Conference (MGC):

The Maize Genetics Conference Steering Committee (MGCSC) is charged with organizing the MGC and all affiliated activities. The MGCSC discussed and decided to prohibit any group from making a hotel meeting room reservation during the organized sessions of the MGC, including the short talks, poster sessions, or plenary talks. This action was taken to avoid splinter or concurrent sessions at the MGC outside of the purview of the MGCSC, which would fundamentally change the meeting and potential interactions among cooperators. Groups wishing to organize project or side meetings at the MGC are encouraged to do so on Thursday before the start of the meeting, Sunday after the conclusion of the meeting, or may do so during breakfast, lunch, or dinner during the meeting. However, in the latter cases, the project or group meeting must conclude prior to the start of the next session organized as part of the MGC. It is expected that all students receiving financial support to participate in the MGC be fully present and in attendance during all MGC sessions.

2016 Maize Genetics Hotel and Travel Information:

Conference Hotel:

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Hotel Reservations:



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Package Breakdown:

Government Attendees Breakdown

Roommate Bulletin Board:

If you need to locate a roommate, please do so before submitting your lodging registration. A roommate link is located here:

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Conference site resources for child and other family care:

The Maize Genetics community strives to include all members wishing to attend and participate in the meeting. We recognize that parents of young children may have difficulties attending and arranging for child care during the meeting to allow their participation. Parents who would not otherwise be able to attend the meeting should contact David Braun before February 16 to discuss possible accommodations we may be able to provide during the meeting to enable you to participate.

International Attendees:

Those international attendees who require letters of invitation to facilitate visa processing may contact the meeting Chair, David Braun.

To travel to this conference, you may need to obtain a non-immigrant visitor's (or other) visa, usually from a US embassy in your home country. Please determine specific requirements for your country. Relevant information may be found at US government web sites:

Important Dates
Conference Date
Start Date 17 Mar 2016
End Date 20 Mar 2016

Deadlines Date
MaGNET 15 Jan 2016
Abstract Submission 29 Jan 2016
Registration Site 29 Jan 2016
Financial Aid 29 Jan 2016
Hotel Check availability
Workshop Registration March 4, 2016

News & Information
Nov 16: 2016 Maize Meeting website is live.


Workshops are being offered on MaizeGDB, Gramene, and the status of new genome assemblies before the Maize Meeting on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

Meeting Organizers
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