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), 2024
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.

ASAB Spring Meeting, 2024
23 April – 25 April 2024, Exeter, UK

The ASAB Spring 2024 Conference will be held at the University of Exeter from April 23-25 2024.

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Free Workshop: Global Synergy for Animal Welfare: From Research to Impact, 2024
19 June -20 June 2024, online

Animal welfare research impact is measured by its ability to drive positive changes in the way animals are treated, ensuring their wellbeing. There has been a huge increase in animal welfare research over recent decades, but improvements to global welfare standards are much slower than expected. While researchers may generate valuable insights and recommendations, implementing change in real-world settings is complex. Additionally, there may be resistance from individuals, industries and governments to adopt new practices that incur additional costs or require big changes to existing systems.

Addressing animal welfare research and impact gaps requires improved communication, knowledge translation, and funding allocation to help bridge the gaps between researchers, advocacy groups, industry and policymakers and make a meaningful impact on animal lives. Thus, we are excited to inform you about our workshop, Global Synergy for Animal Welfare is a free online event taking place on the 19th-20th June which aims to help develop a greater understanding of how to improve communication and sharing of knowledge, in order to ensure greater impact, better lives for animals, and for the people who depend on them.

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European Conference on Behavioural Biology – ECBB, 2024
16 July – 19 July 2024, Zurich, Switzerland

Join us for ECBB 2024, a joint meeting with the 2024 Summer Meeting of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB). The theme of this conference is ‘Long-term studies in animal  behaviour’.

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15th International Congress of Neuroethology, 2024
28 July – 02 August 2024, Berlin, Germany

The 15th International Congress of Neuroethology will be held at the Free University in Berlin from 28 July to 2 August, 2024. This is the second time, after 1989, that the conference is held in Berlin. It brings together scientists from around the world interested in all aspects of neuroethology. A number of satellite meetings dedicated to specific topics and animal groups take place on 27 and 28 July. The early-bird registration and abstract submission deadline is 4 April, 2024.

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Annual Meeting of the Italian Ethological Society, 2024
04 September – 06 September 2024, Turin, Italy

For the annual meeting of the Italian Ethological Society in 2024 the organisers warmly welcome you at the University of Turin. The meeting will take place from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 of September, at the Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology (via Accademia Albertina 13). The organizing team welcomes all of those working in the field of Behavioural Biology, including members and non-members of the Italian Ethological Society to present their exciting work and discuss with colleagues in person.

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116th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society, 2024
09 September – 13 September 2024, Stuttgart, Germany

The German Zoological Society cordially invites you to attend their 116th Annual Meeting in Stuttgart.

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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.

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Joint Graduate Meeting: Animal Behaviour 2024
16 October – 18 October 2024, Dummerstorf, Germany

Bachelor and Master students, PhDs and early Post-docs are invited to present and discuss their results with peers at the Joint Graduate Meeting: Animal Behaviour 2024 of the Ethological Society and the Behavioural Biology Section of the German Zoological Society. The event is designed to provide a platform for undergraduate and postgraduate students to present their research, interact with peers, and engage in stimulating discussions about the latest trends and developments in the field of Behavioural Sciences. Dr. Pizza Chow (University of Chester) and Prof. Katja Liebal (University of Leipzig) will give plenary talks.

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Annual Meeting of the Ethological Society, 2025
19 February – 21 February 2025, Tutzing, Germany

The Annual Meeting of the Ethologische Gesellschaft in 2025 will take place in Evangelischen Akademie in Tutzing, 19-21 February 2025, hosted by Wolfgang Goymann and Henrik Brumm.

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