Childcare and Family Resources

TAGC 2020 is excited to welcome parents, caregivers, and their children! This page is under construction and will provide helfpul information and resources as they become available.

On-site Childcare

On-site childcare will be available for a fee at TAGC 2020. More information will be available soon.

Childcare Grant Opportunities

GSA and the Childcare Conferences Committee are pleased to offer support to parents who attend TAGC 2020. These need-based childcare grants are available to help offset the cost of childcare and may be used for childcare arrangements at the attendee’s home or at the meeting, including the attendance of additional caregivers or the use of on-site daycare. More information on these grants and the application process will be available soon.

Nursing Rooms

Two nursing rooms will be available for use at TAGC 2020, one on the atrium level of the hotel and one in the meeting space.

The rooms will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and will be open to all conference attendees. Each room can accommodate multiple people and will provide comfortable semi-private seating, outlets, a refrigerator, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizer. The rooms will be near bathrooms for access to sinks.

Space will be available in each room for storing pumping equipment, bottles, etc.; however, the room will not be secured, so any items left are at your discretion. All items must be removed from the nursing rooms at the end of each day and by Sunday, April 26, 2020 at noon.

Attendees who are guests at the Gaylord National Resort may take breast milk to the front desk to be stored in a freezer.

Resources

Milk Stork

Inclusion of resources in this list does not constitute endorsement by the Genetics Society of America.

Guidelines

TAGC 2020 welcomes attendees with children! Children are allowed in keynote, concurrent, and poster sessions; this includes babywearing of young children.

To ensure the safety of all children in attendance and to create a productive and fulfilling meeting atmosphere for all attendees, we ask all parents and caregivers to abide by the following guidelines:

  • Children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult in all meeting areas.
  • Parents and caregivers should do their best to ensure that children are not disruptive to any sessions they attend (including poster sessions). Large sessions will have seating at the back of the room reserved for attendees with children to allow for easy access into and out of the room. These seats will be clearly marked.
  • For safety reasons, children are not allowed in the exhibit/poster hall during set-up or break-down times.

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