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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's annual Biology of Genomes meeting is a researcher favorite, according to the results of a GenomeWeb survey of scientific conferences.

The survey, conducted by GenomeWeb Daily News, found that Biology of Genomes ranked highest for "bang-for-the-buck," speaker quality, networking opportunities, and other criteria.

GenomeWeb readers also ranked highly the annual meetings hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Human Genetics. And while these meetings scored highest overall, others stood out in specific categories. For a general genomics meeting, for example, respondents preferred the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology meeting, while the top-ranked technology or instrumentation meeting as the annual Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities meeting.

Not surprisingly, cocktail parties were a favorite conference feature among respondents.

Check out the full results here and share your thoughts about your favorite meetings in the comments.