Please find below a list of international meetings that are likely to be of interest to those studying Behavioural Biology.


The 57th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society 2020 – virtual
28 July – 30 July 2020

The Animal Behavior Society hosts the first ABS virtual meeting. This virtual meeting offers unique benefits, including the opportunity for your work to reach a broader audience and extended time for group discussions. It also offers an opportunity to present and communicate science in different ways, supporting a diversity of research approaches and ideas as well as presentation styles.

For more information please see here.


25th European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology
27 September – 2 October 2020, Pedrógão Pequeno, Portugal

The European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB) is an annual retreat for PhD students from European labs and developing their projects in Evolution. It is a great opportunity for PhD students to share and receive precious feedback on both their work and presentation skills and also to network and socialize with their peers. In addition, notable Keynote Speakers from relevant and cutting-edge research in Evolution are invited to enrich the event with their knowledge and advice.

For more information please see here.


European Conference on Behavioural Biology 2020 – cancelled
16 August – 19 August 2020, Zurich, Switzerland

The meeting is held every other year and attracts zoologists across disciplines. The local organising committee of ECBB and the ASAB council executive regret to announce that they have decided to cancel this year’s ECBB due to the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information please see here.


Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society 2020 – cancelled
7 September – 12 September 2020, 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. The organizers are currently trying to find a way to postpone the meeting to September 2021.

For more information please see here.


Annual Meeting of the Ethological Society 2021
February 2021, Berlin, Germany

This is the annual meeting of our society that attracts ethologists from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland. This is also where we hold our general assembly every other year (2022, 2024, etc.).

More information will follow.


Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology 2021
22 August – 27 August 2021, 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.


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.

For more information please see here.