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.


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
22 February – 24 February 2023, Berlin, Germany

The next Annual Meeting of the Ethologische Gesellschaft will take place in Berlin, 22-24 February 2023, hosted by Prof. Lars Lewejohann and his team at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. Key note presentations will be delivered by Prof. Alex Kacelnik and Prof. Simone Pika. Abstracts for talks, posters, or science slams can be submitted until the 18th of January, 2023. There is no cost for the conference, but we recommend booking tickets for the social evening (buffet incl. drinks) in advance for only 50 €.

Please find more information and registration 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

The Bielefeld team is delighted and honoured to host the Behaviour 2023 conference in Bielefeld between the 14th and 20th of August 2023. 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 Ethologicial Congress, as it was known back then, once before in 1977 and the organisers 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 and ensure inclusivity and accessibility during the conference. Please make sure to regularly check for updates on plenary speakers, symposia and other information on their website or directly sign up for their newsletter there. Make sure to also follow them on twitter (@2023behaviour) or Facebook (Behaviour 2023) for the latest news and updates and to share your excitement with them on social media.

Call for submission of symposium proposals: A significant part of the scientific programme is arranged in symposia topics that are suggested by the scientific public. Symposia topics can be on any theme related to behaviour: specific or broad, emerging or well established. A symposium normally consists of around 5-10 oral presentations covering a range of experience and backgrounds, 1-2 of which are given by invited speakers by the symposium organisers. The oral presentations will be 12 min each and invited speakers have extended speaking time to 30 min if desired. To submit a proposal, please provide:
1. The names and email addresses of the primary organiser (for all communication) and 1-2 co-organiser(s), who must be committed to attend the whole meeting.
2. The proposed symposium title.
3. A maximum 200-word explanation justifying why you feel your proposed topic warrants a symposium at the conference.
4. The names of the invited speaker(s)

Save the date and find more information here.

International Remote Seminar on Frontiers in Social Evolution (FINE), 2023
TBD, 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.


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.