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.


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.

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.

Save the date and find more information here.

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.

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. ESCBC is a conference intended for bachelor, master and PhD students that work on the topic of animal (including humans!) behaviour and cognition. Each year, the conference attracts students from all around the world coming from neuroscience, psychology, biology, natural sciences, philosophy, veterinary studies and many others.

For more information please see here.

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.

Save the date and find more information here.

International Remote Seminar on Frontiers in Social Evolution (FINE), 2022
06 September – 13 December 2022, 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.

IBAC Online Symposium 2022 – Frontiers in Bioacoustics, 2022
09 September 2022, online

The IBAC Online Symposium 2022 is a fully virtual event taking place on Zoom. The symposium will feature the latest advances in bioacoustics while facilitating exchange among IBAC members. Access to the online presentations is free for everyone but attendees need to register.

Save the date and find more information here.

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.

Culture Conference, 2022
14 November – 15 November 2022, Zurich, Switzerland

The 2022 Culture Conference has moved from its home for the last four years at the University of Stirling, to its new home at the University of Zurich! The theme of this year’s event will be “The Role of Cooperation in Culture”.

Save the date and find more information here.

ASAB Winter Conference, 2022
06 December – 07 December 2022, Edinburgh, UK

The theme is ‘Animal Movement’ and abstract submission deadline is September 19th. More info on the conference website.


Animal Behaviour Twitter Conference, 2023
19 January – 20 January 2023, online

Unlike a virtual conference, Twitter conferences consist of scheduled tweet threads (presentations) that are uploaded on Twitter and directly followed by Q&A sessions. Presenters deliver their study in a thread of 5-6 tweets to discuss the different components of their research. Visuals are encouraged!!

Anybody can attend the Twitter conference by following the conference hashtag (#AnimBehav2023) on Twitter. Right after a presentation is uploaded, attendees are encouraged to tweet at the presenter their questions or comments during the slotted  time (10 mins) for that presentation. There will be a timetable of the conference tweet ‘talks’ so you know when to be online for the presentations that you would like to engage with. You can also keep up with the conference hashtag through this website’s twitter feed.

Follow #AnimBehav2023 & check the website for more info.

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.

3rd ISSABC meeting, 2023
21 June – 23 June 2023, Mexico City, Mexico

The 3rd meeting of the International Student Symposium on Animal Behavior and Cognition (ISSABC) is going to be held at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) from 21st to 23rd June of 2023. This event is planned to be hybrid offering the opportunity to participate both in-person in the beautiful Mexico City and online for colleagues who are not able to make it in person. Abstracts and presentations will be accepted both in English and Spanish languages.

Save the date and register your interest here.

Behaviour, 2023
14 August – 20 August 2023, Bielefeld, Germany

After two years of rather restricted scientific get-togethers, the organisers very much hope you will be coming to experience a week of frantic scientific activity. Bielefeld hosted the International Ethologocial Congress, as it was known back then, once before in 1977 and they are thrilled to try their best to make 2023 an equally exciting and stimulating event. To make this conference as integrative as possible, they aim to offer comparatively low conference fees. Please make sure to regularly check for updates on plenary speakers, symposiums, and other information.

Save the date and find more information here.


International Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress, 2024
29 September – 04 October 2024, Melbourne, Australia

Please note, ISBE2020 has been postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis several times, but will be held (finally) in Melbourne in 2024.

Save the date, more information will follow.