The following events may be of interest to HCA members:

14 December 2023


HCA Town Hall, Virtual

Join us for the HCA-wide December Town Hall meeting to hear HCA updates and plans for 2024. The online meeting will include an atlas assembly progress report and priorities for future expansion, plus audience Q&A with the panel.

27 - 28 November 2023


2023 HCA Asia Meeting, Kolkata, India

The HCA Asia Meeting aims to enhance the capabilities of data generation and analysis, uptake of technologies, and trans-national collaborations in the Asia-Pacific region. It will include plenary sessions for “recent findings on cell atlases”, “newly-introduced technologies”, “computational approaches for large-scale studies”, and “diseases relevant to the Asian population”, followed by panel and breakout discussions for the Asia-centric projects. 

15 - 16 November 2023


HCA Middle East Symposium, Virtual

The virtual HCA Middle East 2023 Symposium aims to connect researchers and create opportunities for the formation of new groups and collaborations working on single-cell and spatial genomics, computational techniques, and other methods. 

23 - 27 October 2023


2023 HCA Latin America Workshop, Santiago, Chile

This Single Cell RNA-Seq workshop is aimed at participants in Latin America and will cater to both experimental and computational researchers. We will have two tracks, each with curricula tailored toward the two cohorts, although both will learn crossover techniques. Participants should have a baseline proficiency in the track to which they apply. 

10 - 12 July 2023


2023 HCA General Meeting , Toronto, Canada

The General Meeting will include an update on progress towards the first draft of the Human Cell Atlas, followed by plenary talks, lightning sessions and breakout discussions exploring the future expansion of the Atlas. As well as integrating and querying the atlas, topics will include machine learning, spatial transcriptomics and multi-omics. To maximize audience participation and accessibility, sessions will be live-streamed and made available for on-demand viewing on our event site

27 April 2023


HCA-wide Town Hall, Virtual

Please join us for the HCA-wide Town Hall meeting on 27 April, to hear HCA updates, plans for the General Meeting 2023, and participate in an audience Q&A with the panel.

07 - 10 March 2023


02 - 05 March 2023

06 December 2022


HCA-wide Town Hall, Virtual

Join us for the HCA-wide December Town Hall meeting to hear HCA updates and plans for 2023. The online meeting will include Atlas Integration and Cell Annotation updates, and audience Q&A with the panel.

20 - 22 November 2022


03 - 04 November 2022


HCA 2022 Asia Meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, Hybrid

06 - 07 October 2022


22 - 23 September 2022

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) - 10th annual Plenary Meeting, Barcelona, Spain

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) will hold its 10th annual Plenary Meeting on September 22-23 2022. Co-hosted by Bioinformatics Barcelona, the meeting unites the genomics and health community for two days of conversation on data sharing. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about GA4GH’s technical standards, policy frameworks, and implementations.

27 - 28 June 2022


27 - 29 June 2022


HCA 2022 General Meeting, Vienna, Austria, Hybrid

23 June 2022

24 May 2022


21 - 22 March 2022


15 - 16 November 2021


HCA Asia Meeting 2021, Virtual

The aims of the 5th Human Cell Atlas Asia Meeting are to synergize on common goals with shared interests, to broaden representation of communities across Asia, and to enhance scientific impact in the region and across the globe. 

28 - 29 September 2021

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) - 9th annual Plenary Meeting , Virtual

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) will hold its 9th annual Plenary Meeting on September 28 and 29, 2021. As an open, free, and virtual event, 9th Plenary aims to convene the global genomics and health community to advance genomic and related health data sharing across technical, ethical, and regulatory bounds. The meeting will occur over the course of two daily time blocks convenient to different time zones to encourage broad participation. All talks will be available online after the meeting. 

25 - 27 August 2021


HCA Development and Pediatric Atlas Meeting, Virtual

This HCA meeting will focus on creating maps of healthy human development and pediatric tissues. The goal is to energise and bring together multiple communities to develop the human development and pediatric atlas projects.

28 - 30 June 2021


HCA General Meeting, Virtual

To virtually convene the HCA community to share insights to date from HCA and kick-start new initiatives and collaborations.

15 - 18 June 2021


Townhall Briefings for HCA General Meeting, Virtual

In advance of the 2021 HCA General Meeting, we have four Townhall Briefing events to welcome new people to the HCA community, reveal recent developments in the HCA and demonstrate the event management platform for the General Meeting.

05 April 2021


HCA Diversity funding call with CZI in Australasia, Virtual

Monday, April 5, 7:00 - 8:00 pm EDT / Tuesday, April 6, 10:00 - 11:00 am AEDT

25 February 2021

09 February 2021


01 - 03 February 2021

HGM 2021, Israel

13 January 2021


07 - 08 December 2020

02 December 2020


09 - 11 November 2020


27 October 2020


22 - 23 October 2020


HCA Asia, Virtual

09 October 2020


01 October 2020


24 - 25 September 2020


08 - 11 September 2020

22 July 2020


23 - 25 June 2020

CZI Seed Networks Computational Biology Meeting, Virtual

(Seed Networks Computational Investigators)

17 June 2020


31 May - 01 June 2020

29 April - 01 May 2020


05 - 08 April 2020

30 - 31 March 2020


09 - 10 March 2020

HCA, Wellcome

Wellcome-HCA meeting, London

(invitation only)

13 - 16 February 2020

13 - 14 January 2020


EU-H2020 kick-off, Brussels

(invitation only)

10 - 11 November 2019


HCA Asia Meeting, Singapore

30 October 2019


HCA Equity Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

10 - 11 October 2019


HCA General Meeting, Barcelona, Spain

10 September 2019


HCA Equity Roadshow, Sao Paolo, Brazil

23 - 24 May 2019


HCA General Meeting, Tokyo, Japan

11 - 13 November 2018


HCA Asia Meeting, Jeju, Republic of Korea

01 - 02 November 2018


HCA General Meeting, Cambridge, MA

Hosted by the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. This meeting will focus on the work of the networks to build atlases of key organs including lung, gut, brain, immune, heart, vasculature, kidney and liver. We will hear updates on progress in data collection and analysis, discuss plans for organ-wide mapping, provide updates on the activities of the HCA Working Groups and hear about the Data Coordination Platform.

09 - 11 April 2018


HCA Jamboree, Cambridge, MA

08 - 09 March 2018


HCA General Meeting, Hinxton, UK

Hosted by the Wellcome Sanger Institute and supported by the Kavli Foundation and Wellcome. As we have now launched the generation of the first draft of the Atlas, this meeting will aim to report and discuss the progress of projects working towards this goal.

30 November - 01 December 2017


HCA Asia Meeting, Okinawa, Japan

14 November 2017


Workshop on Model Systems, Organoids and the Human Cell Atlas, Berlin

Hosted by the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB) and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC). Jointly organised by Nikolaus Rajewsky and Ido Amit.

18 - 19 October 2017


HCA General Meeting, Rehovot

Hosted by the Weizmann Institute of Science, this meeting will discuss the progress that the Human Cell Atlas has made in a year since the Launch Meeting and will make plans to ensure further success in the future.

31 July - 04 August 2017


HCA Jamboree, Cambridge, UK

01 - 02 June 2017


HCA Computational Methods, Stockholm

Hosted by the Karolinska Institute and kindly supported by The Kavli Foundation, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Broad Institute, and an anonymous donor.

23 - 24 February 2017


HCA Technology Development, Stanford, CA

This Human Cell Atlas meeting was held at Stanford University on 23–24 February 2017, hosted by The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Chan Zuckerberg Science.

13 - 14 October 2016


Human Cell Atlas Launch Meeting, London

The International Human Cell Atlas Initiative was launched at a meeting at The Wellcome Trust in London on Oct 13-14 2016. Here, experts from around the world – convened by Wellcome, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard – met to discuss how to shape the Human Cell Atlas.