The CAG Symposium

The CAG Symposium

October 23-24, 2023
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Center for Advanced Genomics is thrilled to be hosting an informational and discussion-driven symposium for forensic scientists interested in Forensic Genetic Genealogy (FGG). This two-day event, sponsored by QIAGEN, brings forensic scientists together to connect, exchange ideas, and learn from fellow scientists with diverse expertise. Join us in Charlottesville, Virginia on October 23 & 24.

Photo of sunset over blue mountains.
Let’s talk SNP kinship at the base of the Shenandoah National Park (SNP).

The CAG Symposium Agenda is Now Live!

Take a look at the full list of topics and speakers and get registered for the symposium today.

Featured Speakers Include:

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Melissa Kotkin, QIAGEN
  • VP Nagraj, Signature Science
  • Katherine Gettings, PhD, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Jodi Irwin, FBI
  • Meradeth Snow, PhD, University of Montana
  • Melanie Armstrong & Tynan Peterson, ThroughLine Consultants
  • August Woerner, PhD, University of North Texas
  • Rebecca Just, PhD, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center
  • Anne Marie Schubert, QIAGEN
  • Elaine Lewis, PhD, George Washington University

Featured Topics:

  • microarray genotyping 
  • sequencing
  • mixture analysis 
  • assay comparison 
  • software capabilities 
  • GEDmatch algorithm 
  • interpretation guidelines 
  • legal considerations 
  • genealogy perspectives 
  • and more!

Schedule at a Glance

Register Today!

Space is limited.
$199 registration fee includes workshop talks, roundtable discussion entry, lunch 10/23, and networking mixer at Three Notch’d Brewing Company

Book your Stay

We are pleased to offer special negotiated rates at partnering hotels. Both hotels are conveniently located near the Charlottesville Airport, situated centrally between historic Downtown Charlottesville and to the conference location, Town Center 4, 994 Research Park Blvd.

Staybridge Suites

3060 Laurel Park Lane 
Charlottesville, VA 22911
(434) 956-4375

Conference rates: 1 Queen Bed Studio – $119*, 2 Queen Bed Studio $129* per night, plus applicable taxes.

*Available 10/22-10/25. Select “Change Search” at top of page to customize the dates of your stay

Comfort Inn and Suites

1615 Timberwood Blvd.
Charlottesville, VA

Conference Rates: $109* per night, plus applicable taxes

*Available 10/22-10/25. Select “Change Search” at top of page to customize the dates of your stay

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Founding Partner:

Logos for Verogen (Now a QIAGEN company) and QIAGEN

Media Partner:

Logo block: Labcompare Laboratory Equipment, American Laboratory, Forensic Magazine