Welcome to HBES 2021 Palm Springs!

As the hosts, we would like to invite everyone to the 32nd annual HBES conference in sunny southern California. The conference will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in downtown Palm Springs. Convenient to the Palm Springs international airport or a three hour drive from Los Angeles. The city itself boasts a great selection of restaurants, bars, and cultural activities as well as the Village Fest Artisan Night Market every Thursday evening. Located in the Coachella Valley desert region, Palm Springs is sheltered by the San Bernardino Mountains to the north, the Santa Rosa Mountains to the south, by the San Jacinto Mountains to the west and by the Little San Bernardino Mountains to the east. Lots of opportunities to explore all the desert has to offer from golfing to spa life, the Living Desert Zoo, and much more.


The conference itself will begin on Wednesday June 2nd and run through Saturday the 5th. In additional to the usual activities, welcome reception, BBQ, and banquet, we have an exciting line up of plenary speakers including a diverse range of topics from evolutionary biology, psychology, and anthropology. We’re pleased to have Bobbi Low, our 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient as our Keynote Speaker. We’re looking forward to receiving abstract submissions for talks, symposia, and posters beginning in November of 2020. Look for announcements from HBES and our official Twitter (@HBES2021), and check out the conference website which will be updated in October with important dates, hotel reservations, and other information.


Don’t forget student members, HBES is providing assistance with hotel costs and information on this will be on the hotel reservation page.


Looking forward to seeing you all! Please remember to bring sunscreen and a hat!



Catherine and Jessica