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.


International Remote Seminar on Frontiers in Social Evolution (FINE), 2021
7 September – 14 December, 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.

Animal Behaviour Live: Annual Online Conference, 2021
18 November – 19 November 2021, online

Animal Behaviour Live is an international online platform promoting sustainable and inclusive events fully broadcasted online on YouTube. We aim to bring together researchers in animal behaviour from all over the world to discuss the latest research and question our academic practices.

For more information please see here.

ASAB Winter meeting, 2021
2 December – 3 December 2021, online and with hublets

This year the meeting is being organised by Hansjoerg Kunc, Claudia Wascher, Sophie Nedelec, Natasha McGowan, and Matthew Bell. The theme of the ASAB Winter meeting is “Animal behaviour in a changing world”. As with all ASAB meetings, researchers of any aspect of animal behaviour are very welcome to attend.

Key dates for your diary:
Registration will open in early October
Abstract deadline is 24th October 2021
Registration closes on the 30th of November 2021

For more information please see here.


Joint Conference of the European Federation for Primatology and the Gesellschaft für Primatologie, 2022
9 February  – 11 February 2022, Royal Burgers’ Zoo, Arnhem, the Netherlands

The committee is very happy to welcome participants to the joint Conference of the European Federation of Primatology and the Gesellschaft für Primatologie in the Royal Burgers’ Zoo, Arnhem, the Netherlands, home of one of the most famous chimpanzee populations in the world.

Save the date and find more information here.

Origins of the Social Mind, 2022
17 February 2022, San Francisco, USA

What are the origins of the social mind? Addressing this question requires integrating insights and methodology from developmental psychology (how does the social mind change over developmental time?), comparative cognition (which aspects of the social mind are shared with other species vs. unique to humans?) and cross-cultural work (what is the scope and scale of variation in the social mind?). Together, research from these disciplines has shed important light on the psychological mechanisms that shape and constrain social reasoning and behavior among humans and other species. Yet, while research within each of these sub-disciplines has made distinct contributions to social psychology, it is rare for such theoretical and methodological diversity to be represented in one place. In this uniquely innovative and interdisciplinary pre-conference, we unite developmental, comparative, and cross-cultural perspectives to showcase research investigating key questions about the foundations of social thought and behavior.

The deadline to submit is November 15, 2021, at 11:59pm EST. More information can be found here.

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

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.

More information will be posted here.

The 29th International Conference On Comparative Cognition, 2022
6 April – 9 April 2022, online

The Annual International Conference on Comparative Cognition will be held online. Submission due date is January 15. The Comparative Cognition Society is very pleased that the 2022 Master Lecture will be presented by Professor Sally Boysen (Ohio State University). More information can be found 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.

European Conference for Behavioural Biology, 2022
21 July – 24 July 2022, Groningen, the Netherlands

The European Conference for Behavioural Biology (ECBB) with the title “Social Behaviour” will be held in Groningen from the 21st – 24th of Juli 2022. More information will follow soon.

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, 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.