Genetic Programming Theory & Practice XVII

Genetic Programming Theory & Practice is a small, invitation-only workshop hosted 2019 by the BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. This year’s conference will be held May 16-19, 2019.

Note that this year’s workshop will be for the first time *not* in Ann Arbor. We are venturing out to the next nearest “hot spot” in EC. And as last year, it will be extended by an additional day compared to earlier sessions, including full days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, plus a half-day Sunday.

Important Dates

  • May 16-19, 2019: Workshop, presentations, and discussions


Organizers for GPTP

(alphabetical order)

BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action

Social Media

  • An invitation-only Slack channel has been set up for simplifying and consolidating shared and private communication among participants and organizers.
  • Twitter hashtag: #gptp2019 (click to search for recent items)


A light breakfast of pastries, fresh fruit, meats, cheeses, yoghurt and coffee will provided each day of the workshop. Mid-day, a lunch will be provided on-site. After the last session each day, attendees typically self-organize for visits to local restaurants. We might convene for a formal dinner and organizational meeting (all attendees are welcome) one of the nights of the workshop. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions for catered meals.


A list of bed-and-breakfast inns, hotels and motels will been provided. There are several other options available, including a number of local AirBnB providers.

Meeting Location

The 2019 meeting location will be on the main campus of Michigan State University, located off downtown East Lansing, in the Dean’s Conference Room, 3405A/B, at the College of Engineering 3rd Floor of College of Engineering. You can find us on the map College of Engineering if you click for details.

A (for-fee) parking garage is available nearby (see below).


Flights should be scheduled to the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) or to the (closer) Lansing Capital Airport (LAN). From Detroit, the Michigan Flyer/AirRide shuttle can be arranged which is an affordable and convenient mode of transportation to East Lansing. Travel time on the bus is about 2 hours. Alternatively, you might want to rent a car at DTW. From LAN, you could take a taxi or a ride service. Transportation options should be considered before actually embarking on the trip.

There is very little chance of street parking on weekdays on the University campus, but there is a pay-by-use parking close to the College of Engineerring.

Information for Speakers and Authors

See the contributions page (tbd) for information on preparing presentations and publications, and the schedule page (tbd) for the detailed workshop schedule.

modified: 02/21/19