International Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress 2020 (ISBE 2020)

The International Society for Behavioral Ecology is pleased to announce that the 18th International Behavioral Ecology Congress will be hosted in Melbourne, Australia from Sunday 27 September to Friday 2 October 2020.

ISBE congresses are held every two years and attract a lively mix of behavioral ecologists at all career stages from around the globe.

There is an exciting program, which includes top-notch plenaries, as well as oral and poster sessions presenting the latest research.  Blind reviewing of abstracts, ISBE travel support for students and participants from developing nations, and free onsite child care ensure the widest participation.  And as a break from the science there are mid-congress excursions and a well established football tournament – the hottest fixture in international football!

The Organising Committee invites you to join us in Melbourne in 2020.  To stay abreast of the latest updates and news regarding the Congress, please register your interest here.

More information can be found here. We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne.


Key Dates:

  • Call for Abstracts Opens: Wednesday 2 October 2019
  • Call for Abstracts Closes: Monday 2 March 2020
  • Registration Opens: Monday 3 February 2020
  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: Tuesday 26 May 2020

18th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP

Dear colleagues,

We are excited to announce the 18th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP, which will take place Thursday, February 27th, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

More information can be found at our webpage, and you can register now on SPSP’s website.

We have an incredible lineup of speakers, including:

On the heels of last year’s successful break-out lunch session, we’re again offering attendees a chance to gain practical insight from leading minds. Douglas Kenrick & Steven Neuberg (Arizona State University) will lead this year’s session: “Marketing Yourself as an (Evolutionary) Social Psychologist.” (This session is free for registered attendees.)

We will also feature a poster session and a data blitz session. We encourage both graduate students and faculty to submit their work for presentation. Abstract submissions will open on 10/1 and will close on 11/22 at 11:59pm. Presenters will be notified in early December, well before the early-bird registration deadline. Presenters can submit via our webpage.

Feel free to reach out with questions. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
– Co-organizers Jaimie Arona Krems (Oklahoma State University) & Michael Barlev (Arizona State University)

2nd Biennial Heterodoxy In Psychology Conference

January 9-12, 2020

Chapman University | Doubletree Hotel, Orange, CA

The Heterodoxy in Psychology Conference provides an interactive forum for the exchange of research and ideas that are ideologically and intellectually heterodox in the science, teaching, and practice of psychology and closely allied disciplines.

For details about the conference, including information about submitting paper or poster proposals:

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Call for abstracts for the Social Neuroendocrinology Preconference at HBES 2019

We are delighted to offer the Connecting Minds in Social Neuroendocrinology and Evolution preconference again at HBES 2019 in Boston!

This preconference meeting is an opportunity to connect new and established researchers who are investigating the social influences and effects of both endogenous and exogenous hormones in the context of human evolution.

The preconference event will take place on the morning of Wednesday May 29th, before HBES begins. This event will include short DataBlitz presentations with a focus on preliminary data, plenary talks from researchers in the field, and a networking lunch open to all attendees.

We are pleased to announce two plenary speakers presenting at this event:

Dr Jon Maner, from the department of Psychology at Florida State University

Dr Patty Kuo, from the department of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame

If you are interested in presenting in our DataBlitz session, please submit an abstract for consideration by April 20th (abstract decisions announced May 3rd). These brief talks open to all, but are particularly encouraged from undergraduate/postgraduate students or postdoctoral researchers. DataBlitz talks should emphasize new and/or preliminary research findings.

Please contact Amanda Hahn ( or Jaime Palmer-Hague ( with any questions regarding this event or for late registration.

Evolutionary Development Pre-Conference at SRCD

Evolutionary Development Pre-conference at the 2019 meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development! 

The Evolutionary Development Pre-conference will serve as a forum for exposing SRCD members to an explicitly evolutionary-oriented approach, highlighting research from a broad range of fields such as, anthropology, ecology, and biology—fields for which many members of SRCD have limited exposure.

This pre-conference will feature speakers from a range of disciplines and career stages, and will focus on research on life history strategy and the evolutionary importance of unpredictable and adverse early environments on development. After the presentations, the chairs will lead a structured discussion on implications of this research for policy and treatment as well as directions for future research.

Speakers Include: 

Andrew Dismukes, Penn State University
Sarah Hill, Texas Christian University
Gabriel Schlomer, University at Albany, SUNY
Sarah Hartman, University of California, Davis

Registration for the preconference is $20 for faculty (all ranks) and $1 for trainees (students and post-docs).

You can register here:

31st Annual Human Behavior & Evolution Society meeting – Boston Deadlines!

The abstract submission deadline for HBES 2019 is Feb 22nd. Click here to link directly to the submission page.

Also, early-bird registration ends on Feb 28th. After the 28th, prices will increase. Register now!

See you in Boston!

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31st Annual Human Behavior & Evolution Society meeting (Boston)

The HBES 2019 website is now live ( We are excited to hear talks from a great slate of plenaries, including Steve Gaulin, Michele Gelfand, Hopi Hoekstra, Ed Hagen, & Polly Wiessner. Our newly minted lifetime career award winner, David Buss, will deliver the keynote address.

This year we will have three pre-conference sessions to choose from (on open science, social neuroendocrinology, and integrated approaches to research on culture). We are also happy to announce that this year the conference will help coordinate onsite childcare (supported in part by generous funding from the society). Register for that, along with the conference, pre-conference sessions, banquet and BBQ on the conference website. And, make sure to register before February 28th to get early bird pricing!

As in years past, the society will be sponsoring student-member registration and housing (first come / first served, until funds run out). Student-members who register by February 28th will get registration for free. And, while funding is left, student-members will get a 50% discounted rate on dorm housing (usually $88/night). So, register early!

The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration is February 22nd (200 words max). This year we will be trying out the ‘datablitz‘ talk format (5 minutes, data heavy) in addition to standard symposium talks. You can indicate your order of preference for how you want your abstract considered on the website, as well as submit a manuscript for consideration for new investigator or postdoctoral award.

Send your questions to, or tweet the organizers @hbes2019

See you in Boston!

~Carolyn Hodges-Simeon, Danielle Truxaw & Max Krasnow (2019 organizers)


September 9-12, 2019

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

We invite scholars from A(rcheology) to Z(oology) to contribute data, experimental and theoretical research

The 2019 conference additionally calls out for contributions on the following 5 themes:

  1. Paleolithic Cosmologies: How Hominins conceptualized Matter, Space/Ecology, Time, Words & Numbers
  2. Defining Protolanguage and the Biological, Cognitive, and Cultural Mechanisms and Processes whereby it evolved
  3. History, Philosophy and Methodologies to Study Primate and Human Cognition, Communication & Culture
  4. Multimodal Theories in Primate Communication and (Proto)Language
  5. Modelling of Language Evolution (trees, networks, agent and population dynamics)

17th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP

We would like to invite you to attend the 17th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference at SPSP this year. This year will feature a truly fantastic line-up of speakers: Steven Gangestad, Coren Apicella, Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Michael Varnum, Annie Wertz, and Adar Eisenbruch.

NEW THIS YEAR, we also welcome evolutionary psychologists from Facebook for an informal break-out lunch session on evolutionary research in industry.

We are now accepting submissions for data blitz talks and posters until November 1. Researchers at any level are welcome to submit. Submit via our homepage.

Come join us as a guest or presenter! Undergraduates, graduate students, and now postdoctoral scholars will receive a $20 discount on registration using code “19EvoStu20“, and faculty will receive a $10 discount on registration using code “19EvoAll10“, thanks to the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.)

Any questions? Just ask!

Jaimie Arona Krems ( & Eric Pedersen (


HBES 2018 programme change

The plenary talk by Toby Kiers will take place on Thursday (5 July 2018) at 16:10. There will be no morning plenary session that day.