Meetings page – two Norway rats looking at each other

Please find below a list of international meetings that are likely to be of interest to those studying Behavioural Biology. Highlighted in red are those (co-)organised by our society.


International Remote Seminar on Frontiers in Social Evolution (FINE), 2022
1 March – 28 June, every Tuesday 11:00 (New York)/17:00 (Paris) live on YouTube and Zoom with recordings

Everybody fascinated by the social evolution is welcome to join the seminar. If you are interested, please contact any of the hosts, Loren Hayes (, Carsten Schradin ( or Eduardo Fernandez-Duque ( You will then get reminders of upcoming seminars with the respective Zoom and YouTube links.

For more information please see here and find the recordings of previous talks here.

Measuring Behavior conference, 2021/2022
18 May – 20 May 2022, Kraków, Poland

Measuring Behavior 2022 will be the 12th conference centered around methods and techniques in behavioral research. The 11th edition was held in Manchester in June 2018 and attracted over 250 international delegates. Measuring Behavior 2022 was originally planned for May 2020, then delayed until October 2021 and has finally been rescheduled for May 2022. The conference will take place in Kraków, as originally planned. It will be possible to view the presentations remotely, but it will not be possible to present remotely. This conference focuses on methods, techniques, and tools in behavioral research in the widest sense. While most conferences focus on a specific scientific area, this conference tries to create bridges between disciplines by bringing together people who may otherwise be unlikely to meet each other.

Save the date and find more information here.

11th Dusseldorf Symposium on Decision Neuroscience, 2022
10 June 2022, Düsseldorf, Germany (with an online option)

The organisers are excited to announce the 11th Dusseldorf Symposium on Decision Neuroscience. It will be a hybrid event and confirmed speakers are David Stephens, Mark Walton, Rosemarie Nagel and Karin Roelofs.

Save the date and find more information here.

Ethics of Animal Behaviour and Welfare Research for the 21st Century and Beyond, 2022
21 June –  22 June 2022, online

The workshop will feature examples from across various fields that reflect upon the ethical and animal welfare dimensions of research. The aim is to examine some examples from animal and veterinary sciences that use human data (e.g. surveys of human attitudes, or human-animal interactions), in which human ethical oversight is a key concern. This workshop will be of interest to animal behaviour, conservation, and welfare scientists (at all career stages) as well as any researchers working with animals or collecting data related to animals. Whilst held online, there will be plenty of opportunities to network with speakers and other delegates.

Save the date and find more information here.

ESLR workshop ‘Social Learning across the Lifespan and Generations’, 2022
13 July – 15 July 2022, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The workshop will be centered around the themes of development and evolution of social learning, both in humans and non-human animals. It will offer an opportunity to hear from inspiring keynote speakers and will also offer early career researchers the chance to present their work to an interdisciplinary audience, and to take part in workshops that can enrich their methodological skills. Participants will be able to share their work in the form of short 15 min talks (10 min talk + 5 min questions), or posters.

Save the date and find more information here.

European Conference for Behavioural Biology, 2022
20 July – 23 July 2022, Groningen, the Netherlands

The European Conference for Behavioural Biology (ECBB) will be held in Groningen from the 20st – 23th of July 2022. After a long period of restricted interactions, the theme of the conference is “All of life is social!”. Come explore with us the many facets of social life, from proximate to ultimate mechanisms in a wide variety of species.

Key dates:
Abstract submission closes: 30 April
Notification to Authors: 10 May
Early bird registration deadline: 20 May
Regular fee registration deadline: 20 June

Please find more information here.

Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute, 2022
24 July – 14 August 2022, St Andrews, UK

The idea behind DISI is simple. The organisers bring together promising Fellows (graduate students, postdocs, and early-career faculty) and Storytellers (artists, writers, filmmakers, etc.) interested in the origins, nature, and future of intelligences for several weeks of serious interdisciplinary exploration. 

 The program engages three broad themes:
· Recognizing intelligences (i.e., the study of biological but non-human minds),
· Shaping human intelligences (i.e., how development, culture, ideas, technology, etc., shape human capacities)
· Programming intelligences (i.e., artificial intelligence and its broader implications).

In both the Fellow and Storyteller tracks, the organisers are looking for open-minded participants who want to take intellectual risks and break down disciplinary barriers in the spirit of dialogue and discovery. They hope that this creative community will work together to develop new ways of engaging with big questions about the mind, cognition, and intelligence. You can read more about DISI—including previous iterations—on the website.

International Congress Neuroethology, 2020/2022
24 July – 29 July 2022, Lisbon, Portugal

The International Conference for Neuroethology (ICN) is the official regular meeting of the International Society for Neuroethology (ISN). ISN is a scholarly society devoted to Neuroethology, that was formed in Kassel, Germany in 1981. Neuroethology is a relatively young science that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s, that focus on the study of how nervous systems generate natural behavior in animals.

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International Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress, 2020/2022
28 July – 2 August 2022, Stockholm, Sweden

Please note, ISBE2020 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis and will now take place in 2022. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government recently confirmed that Australia’s international borders, which are closed, will likely stay closed well into 2022 thus making it impossible to hold the conference in Melbourne in 2022.

However, with international borders opening up in the northern hemisphere, the organising committee is pleased to announce that the 18thInternational Behavioral Ecology Congress will now take place in Stockholm in Sweden from 28 July – 2 August 2022. To ensure you receive further information from the ISBE2022 Sweden Organisers, please register your interest at and share your contact details accordingly. The organising committee is also delighted to confirm that Melbourne, Australia, will host ISBE2024.

For more information please see here.

Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, 2021/2022
14 August – 19 August 2022, Prague, Czech Republic

The biennial ESEB congress is one of the largest conferences in evolutionary biology with about 1400 – 1700 participants.

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Annual Meeting of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, 2022
29 August – 31 August 2022, online

ASSAB’s annual conference will be held in August online this year! Register your interest for this conference to stay in the loop.

55th Congress of the International Society of Applied Ethology, 2022
04 September – 08 September 2022, Ohrid, Macedonia

The infinite cycle of interdisciplinarity continues, and as the multiple disciplines contribute to understanding animal behaviour, likewise the knowledge of animal behaviour is applied in even more disciplines and practices. Today, we can’t imagine any kind of management and care for companion animals, farm animals, wild animals, and animals used in research and teaching, without taking into account the knowledge about their behaviour. This goes even further: animal behaviour is a crucial part in understanding the interspecies relationships, including Homo sapiens. Thus, knowledge of animal behaviour is important in establishing the ethical and moral values, in societies, economy, public health and food safety, in applied technology and animal protection, as well as in understanding the holistic concepts and processes, such as climate change or One Health. Therefore, the 55th ISAE Congress is about seeing ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR in each corner of science and BEYOND, in any aspect of modern life.

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8th European Student Conference on Behaviour & Cognition, 2022
01 September – 03 September 2022, Rovereto, Italy

The next ESCBC will be organized by PhD students of CIMeC, University of Trento. More information will be posted later in the year.

The Cultural Evolution Society Conference, 2022
21 September – 23 September 2022, Aarhus, Denmark

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing a great deal of uncertainty for all of us. Therefore, the organisers seek to offer a hybrid format that will hopefully allow some folks to travel to Aarhus, others to meet up locally or regionally in CES hub-lets, and other yet to participate online. The field of cultural evolution is growing in size and scope; its theories, methods and applications – both academic and applied – are getting ever more robust.

Save the date and find more information here.


Annual Meeting of the Ethological Society, 2023
23 February – 25 February 2023, Berlin, Germany

The next annual meeting of the Ethologische Gesellschaft will take place in Berlin, 23-25 February 2023, hosted by Prof. Lars Lewejohann and his team. Please save the date.

More information will be posted here.