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.


30th International Society for Anthrozoology Conference, 2021
22 June – 24 June 2021, online

The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) would like to welcome you to the 2021 virtual conference, which will be held June 22-24, 2021. The society was formed in 1991 as a supportive organization for the scientific and scholarly study of human-animal interactions. The theme for ISAZ 2021 is “The changing nature of human-animal relationships: Theory, research and practice.” Whether we are talking about wildlife, farm animals, captively housed wild animals, or companion animals, humans’ attitudes toward, and relationships with, animals are constantly evolving. The conference will feature live symposia that the current state of research on human-animal relationships and the ways they have changed over time, which will be complemented by pre-recorded talks that address the theme and the broader field of anthrozoology.

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Annual ESRL Workshop ‘Tracing Transmissions’, 2021
13 July – 16 July 2021, online

This is the 4th Annual Workshop of the Association of Early-career Social Learning Researchers. Keynote speakers are Dr William Hoppitt and Dr Christine Cuskely.

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Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2021
26 July – 29 July 2021, Vienna, Austria

The topic of the meeting in 2021 will be ‘Comparative Cognition—Animal Minds’.

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Animal Behavior Society Conference, 2021
3 August – 6 August 2021, online

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54th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology, 2020/2021 – postponed
2 August – 6 August 2021, online

The meeting is held regularly and has been postponed due to the global pandemic. The meeting’s theme is ‘Developing animal behaviour and welfare: Real solutions for real problems’.

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ASAB Summer virtual meeting, 2021
23 August – 25 August 2021, online

This year the meeting is being organised by Domhnall Jennings, Gareth Arnott and Hansjoerg Kunc at the School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University, Belfast, with help from other PIs and post-graduates in the department working on animal behaviour. ASAB Summer meetings generally have a broad subject theme as a guide. This year’s theme is Co-operation and Competition.

Note that there is a one-day satellite meeting afterwards (26 August) to discuss issues related to the STRANGE framework, which our society’s partner journal Ethology has been the first journal to adopt in order to improve reporting standards.

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Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society 2021
31 August – 3 September 2021, Würzburg, Germany

The meeting is held every year and attracts zoologists across disciplines. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the meeting for 2020 has been cancelled and postponed to 2021.

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7th European Student Conference on Behaviour & Cognition, 2021
6 November – 7 November 2021, online

The ESCBC is a conference intended for master and PhD students that work on the topic of animal (including humans!) behaviour and cognition.

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Annual Meeting of the Ethological Society, 2022
23 February – 25 February 2022, Berlin

The next annual meeting of the Ethologische Gesellschaft will take place in Berlin, 23-25 February 2022, hosted by Prof. Lars Lewejohann and his team. Save the date.

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Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology 2021/2022 – postponed
TBA, 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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International Congress Neuroethology, 2020/2022 – postponed
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 – postponed
11 September – 16 September 2022, Melbourne, Australia

Please note, ISBE2020 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis and will now take place in 2022. The 18th International Behavioral Ecology Congress will take place in Melbourne, Australia. The ISBE Congress is held every two years and attracts behavioural ecologists from across world.

The Hamilton Lecture will be given by Prof. John Endler.

Confirmed plenary speakers include: Prof. Ashleigh Griffin, Prof. Shinichi Nakagawa, Prof. Florian Schiestl, Prof. Claire Spottiswoode, Prof. Roxana Torres and Dr Maren Vitousek.

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