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, online

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.

3rd International Workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots (VIHAR), 2021
13 October – 15 October 2021, online

This is the third international workshop on Vocal Interactivity in-and-between Humans, Animals and Robots aims to bring together researchers studying vocal-based interaction in-and-between humans, animals and robots from a variety of different fields. This includes speech, animal vocalisations or other acoustic interaction. VIHAR-2021 will provide an opportunity to share and discuss theoretical insights, best practices, tools and methodologies, and to identify common principles underpinning vocal behaviour in a multi-disciplinary environment.

For more information please see here.

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.

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.


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.

More information will be posted here.

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.

Save the date and find more information here.

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.