Helping you have the best experience at the Genomics Forum 2021

Genome British Columbia's virtual events are designed to be safe and open environments for all participants. Please review and follow these community guidelines when participating in our event.

Follow this link to reset your password. We'll send an email to the address you used to register, along with instructions on how to reset your password. 

Genome BC's Annual Genomics Forum aims to help bridge the gap between academia, industry and policy makers, sharing advancements and sparking new ideas in research toward solving some of the world’s pressing challenges through life sciences.

Each year, we bring together world-class innovators in life sciences to discuss topical issues, share  knowledge and research outcomes, provide networking opportunities, and more.

Traditionally, the Annual Genomics Forum brings together leaders from the life sciences community, business, industry, and policy makers. This year's virtual event is also open to the general public as well as teachers and students.

Genome BC is a not-for-profit organization supporting world-class genomics research and innovation to grow globally competitive life sciences sectors and deliver sustainable benefits for British Columbia, Canada and beyond. Over the past 20 years, Genome BC has generated over $1.1 billion of investment in more than 425 genomics research and innovation projects, including nearly 1,000 collaborations with partners across BC and internationally.

The organization’s initiatives are improving the lives of people throughout BC by advancing health care in addition to addressing environmental and natural resource challenges. In addition to scientific programming, Genome BC works to integrate genomics into society by supporting responsible research and innovation and fostering an understanding and appreciation of the life sciences among educators, students and the public.

Visit genomebc.ca to learn more about who we are, our programs and the impact of genomics.

We're very excited for the potential that online events have to bring us all together in totally new ways. Building on the success of last year's Don Rix Distinguished Keynote Address, the 2021 Genomics Forum offers a three day program bringing together engaging speakers with unique experiences and backgrounds to discuss challenges and  lessons learned in managing the SARS-COV-2 outbreak and the role genomics has played in the battle against COVID-19.  

Traditionally, the Genomics Forum brings together leaders from the life sciences community, business, industry, and policy makers. This year's virtual event is also open to the general public as well as teachers and students. 

Each day will kick off with a keynote and panel discussion, then a combination of moderated discussions, fireside chats and interactive Q&A. This format will enable you to stay fresh and attend to other business as needed.

We've also created spaces where you have the opportunity to network and make new connections. Whether you're calling in from your living room, or your kitchen, you can  join us from anywhere that has internet access. We'll bring the event straight to you, right here. 

Genomics uses a lot of jargon that can be hard to understand for anyone not trained in the field. Our Geneskool glossary has definitions for important or frequently encountered concepts in genomics.

Please join the conversation at #GenForum21

If you have already registered for the event and want to update or change your registration information, go to "Register" and follow the link at the bottom of the page.  You will be prompted to sign in. Use the email address you used to register for the event and follow the subsequent steps to update your information.    

sample  link to modify your registration information

You can add members of your group when you "Register" for the event.  If you have already registered and want to add additional people to your group, follow the instuctions above on how to update/change your registration information.  

No worries, we know plans can change. However, there is no need to cancel your registration.  Each session will be recorded so you will be able to watch on-demand after the event.  You will need your login information to have access to on-demand recording.

Genome British Columbia's virtual events are designed to be safe and open environments for all participants. Please review and follow these community guidelines when participating in our event.

 

Follow the link above to the Event Hub to view each session. We'll also send you an email with a link and a reminder before the event starts. 

You can view the agenda with specific times for each session here.

Each day will kick off with a keynote and panel, then a combination of moderated discussions, fireside chats and interactive Q&A. This format will enable you to stay fresh and attend to other business as needed.

That’s okay! Recordings of each session from the Genomics Forum will be available to view on-demand afterward. You won't miss a thing!

No. All you need to do is sign in to this website and visit the Event Hub. From there you will find a link to each session.  

During the sessions, there will be a place where you can type in your question. Questions will be moderated before they appear on the public list, where they can be upvoted by the audience.

All networking tools are open May 3 through to May 7. Meeting timeslots for face-to-face private networking are not available while there is an active session. You can browse the directory and schedule meetings anytime before then.   

Genome British Columbia's virtual events are designed to be safe and open environments for all participants. Please review and follow these community guidelines when participating in our event.

Think of the Networking Hall as the lobby or reception area just outside the main lecture hall.  It is an open space where you can hang out and connect with fellow participants in the Genomics Forum.

The Networking Hall is open to all registrants, even if you have selected not to be listed in the Registrant Directory.  The Networking Hall is where you can virtually mingle and interact more naturally.  It's almost as if you were at an in person event.  

Click here to see how it works.  

 

When you register for Genome BC's Annual Genomics Forum 2021, you have the option to participate in face-to-face networking during the event. You can browse the Registrant Directory  by clicking on "Connect" in the main menu.  

You will need to be signed in to view the directory. Click on the "Request Meeting" button to set up a face-to-face video chat with someone new. Please note, you will only see registrants who have opted-in to participate in this kind of networking.  

When you register, be sure to include a few notes about yourself and your interests in the space provided. This will give everyone an opportunity to find people interested in talking about specific topics.

For example, say something like "I'm interested in science communication. Let's talk!" or "I'm interested in learning about careers in science." This will help others learn what you're intrerested in chatting about when they browse the directory! 

No. This website has video conferencing built in. All you need to do is pick a time and send a meeting request. If accepted, follow the links and instructions in the email communications to connect to your meeting.

You can connect with up to four people at a time in any of the virtual video conference rooms on this website.  

No. Including a profile picture for networking is optional, but it is a nice way to introduce yourself to new contacts. 

Networking is open both before and after the event, from May 3 to May 7

You can browse the Registrant Directory and schedule face-to-face private video meetings anytime leading up to and during the event. Meeting timeslots are not available while there is an active session.

The Networking Hall will always open during the course of the event. 

Networking is completely optional. If you choose not to participate in face-to-face private video meetings, you can opt-out by saying "No" to being listed in the Registrant Directory when youy register.  

If you have already registered and want to opt-out of networking, go to "Register" and follow the link at the bottom of the page.  You will be prompted to sign in. Use the email address you used to register for the event and follow the subsequent steps to update your information. 

NOTE: When you opt-out of netwroking, you will not be visible in the Registrant Directory. 

sample  link to modify your registration information

No problem.  You can use the networking tools here to make the initial connection with a new contact and arrange to connect through whichever channels you choose.   

Absolutely! Each session will be recorded so you will be able to watch on-demand after the event.  However, you will need to be registered and have your login information to have access to on-demand recordings.

On-demand recordings will be available on this website. You will also be able to view on-demand content via Genome BC's YouTube Channel two weeks after the event.   

We're so glad you asked. Here are a few ways to stay connected with us before and after the event:

Have more questions? Contact us at events@genomebc.ca