Please join us for our first (but hopefully last) virtual conference!

When? 26.02.2021, 13:00h – 17:00h (MEZ)
Where? Zoom
Fees? The conference will be free of charge.
Registration deadline? 15.01.2021
How to register? Use this form


The local organisers of the next Annual Meeting and the council of the Ethological Society have taken the difficult decision to cancel our traditional annual meeting. We waited until last minute in the hope that in-person meetings might be possible in February 2021. However, we came to the conclusion that it might not be safe neither for participants nor for organisers.

At the same time, we did not want to miss meeting with you and learning about the great work that our community members have accomplished during the challenging last months. We also understand that our annual meetings are especially important for our early career researchers (ECR) in order to connect and receive feedback. Thus, we (mainly driven by our ECR reps!) decided to organise the second-best option, i.e., a virtual conference focussing on contributions from BSc-, MSc and PhD-students.

Attending and presenting at this conference is entirely free for everybody. We warmly invite all students in the field of Behavioural Biology to submit an abstract for a talk, using this form. Talks will be short (5min) and can take either a traditional form, i.e., a classic conference-style presentation, or a science slam, i.e., a presentation of any form that communicates the science in an entertaining way. Priority will be given to society members, but all other students are welcome to submit an abstract, too. You can become a society member for only €10 a year and benefit from regular newsletters, job advertisements and an active and friendly community, supporting Behavioural Biology in research and teaching.

Everybody who wants to listen to the next generation of ethologists, please do register your interest as spaces are limited, using the same form.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you and hope we will be able to meet in person again in 2021 in Berlin!

Ethologische Gesellschaft e.V.