Welcome to HBES Virtually Everywhere!

The host and program committees of #HBES2021 are excited to engage our members in an action-packed, fully customized, online conference experience. Here, you will find all of the information you need to join us Virtually Everywhere this summer!

HBES 2021 will take place June 24 – July 2. To avoid computer burnout, the conference days will be shorter than usual (~4 hours), but spread out over more days than our typical in-person meetings. Meeting times will vary by day to help accommodate various time zones.

Conference dates and times:

Times subject to change on final program

TR June 24, 12pm – 4pm EDT

FR June 25, 12pm – 4pm EDT

ST June 26, 12pm – 4pm EDT

MN June 28, 6pm – 10pm EDT

TE June 29, 6pm – 10pm EDT

TR July 1, 12pm – 4pm EDT

FR July 2, 12pm – 4pm EDT

HBES Virtually Everywhere will be hosted on the ohyay platform and is a fully-customized online conference where you can 1) grab a coffee with colleagues before heading to a talk, 2) sing karaoke with your friends, or 3) discuss future collaborations at the hotel bar!

For the best virtual experience, we recommend all attendees use Chrome on a plugged-in computer, and strongly encourage the use of headphones so that everyone has a better auditory experience.

We look forward to seeing you all!

The Program Committee: Aaron Lukaszewski, Jaimie Krems, Anne Pisor, Cari Goetz
The Host Committee: Coren Apicella, Chris von Rueden, Nicole Barbaro



Conference Programming

View the conference schedule and programming by clicking here. To expand the details of the sheet please download the google sheet to enable editing to expand cells and view details of talk information.

If you have questions about programming, please use this form to contact the committee.

Conference Registration

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Mark your calendars! Here are the important dates you need to know.

Invited Addresses

The Program Committee is thrilled to have invited plenary addresses from Michael Bang Petersen (Aarhaus University), Magdalena Hurtado (Arizona State University), Michael Muthukrishna (London School of Economics), Annie Wertz (Max Planck Institute for Human Development), Melissa Wilson (Arizona State University), and a Keynote Address from Richard Wrangham (Harvard University).

Click each speaker’s photo to read their bio and abstract for #HBES2021.

#HBES2021 Merch!

Click here to view our merchandise store to purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, and coffee mugs.

Note: Purchases will be shipped in monthly ‘batches’ — the earlier you order, the sooner you get your merch!

HBES wants to see your Virtually Everywhere experience!

Use the hashtag #HBES2021 on Twitter when posting about your conference experience, and follow the @HumBehEvoSoc for updates throughout the conference.

See you online!