The fifth AIRR Community meeting (#AIRRC5) was held virtually Dec 8–10, 2020. The theme of this meeting was “Zooming in to the AIRR Community” connecting the global AIRR research community despite the pandemic for a series of Working Group & Sub-committee presentations, scientific sessions, interactive poster sessions, software tool demonstrations and networking events.
AIRR Community meetings are the premier event for research on adaptive immune-receptor repertoires. They are also the primary location where the AIRR-Community’s Working Groups and Sub-committees come together in one location to discuss how to push standardization in AIRR-sequencing (AIRR-seq) data and analysis forward. All video recordings can be found here https://www.youtube.com/airrcommunity. All presentations can be found in the AIRR Community Resources section of the website.
Just as the biology of AIRR is high-dimensional, this meeting’s success was as well! We gathered some of the numbers that best describe the success of the #AIRRC5 meeting.
- 1 Keynote speaker: Ignacio Sanz (Emory University School of Medicine, USA)
- 3 Basic Science Presentations, 3 Biomedical Science Presentations
- Attendees from 18 countries and 6 continents
- 161 Registrants
- 5 Sponsors
- 6 Invited Speakers
- 2 Judging Panels
- 4 Short Talk Presenters
- 28 Poster Presenters
- 4 Software Demonstrators
- 9 Moderators
- 19 Community Presenters
- This was the second time a twitter hashtag was used for an AIRR Community Meeting (#AIRRV)
- We achieved the milestone of more than 100 subscribers for the AIRRC YouTube channel thus enabling a custom YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/airrcommunity
- In addition to the main meeting, two free pre-meetings were held with over 175 participants
- Pre-meeting 1: “AIRR-seq in the Pandemic” co-hosted by the AIRR Community and Tsinghua University in China which took place on December 5th/6th
- Pre-meeting 2 “AIRR-seq Biological Standards and Workflows“ which was hosted by the Biological Resources Working Group on December 7th.