Announcing: ASSAB 2017

The 45th meeting of the Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour, will take place from the 19th – 22nd July, 2017, at Foothills Conference Centre, Mooroolbark, Victoria.

Key Dates
Early bird registration: 1st -30th March
Regular bird registration: Closes 30th April
Abstract submissions: Close 30th May

The Foothills Conference Centre is located around 40km east of Melbourne, at 48 Edinburgh Rd, Mooroolbark.  Accommodation and catering are included in the registration fee! So please indicate any special dietary requirements when you register.

Getting There
We will be arranging bus transfers from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, with a likely pick-up in the CBD.  Travel time will be around an hour and a half.  For those who would prefer to drive themselves, there is ample free parking on site.

Plenary Speakers
We have arranged a wonderful line-up of five plenary speakers.

Phil Byrne (University of Wollongong, far left)
Understanding the causes and consequences of polyandry: insights from anuran systems.

Karen Cheney (University of Queensland, second from left)
Colour signals in the sea

Megan Head (Australian National University, centre)
Sexual conflict and parental care

Amanda Ridley (University of Western Australia)

Robbie Wilson (University of Queensland)
Predicting the movement speeds of animals


Post-conference trips
These are yet to be confirmed but possible options include tours of nearby wineries, or a trip to Healesville Sanctuary.


If you have any questions about ASSAB2017 please get in touch via email: conference[at]assab.org






Upcoming Conferences

Behaviour 2017 July 30 – August 4. Joint meeting of the 35th International Ethological Conference (IEC) and the 2017 Summer Meeting of the Association for the Study of Animal Behavior (ASAB).  More info here.

AOC 2017 November 8-11. Australasian Ornithological Conference, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia. More info here.

ASSAB 2018 July 12-14. Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

ICN 2018 July 16-20. International Congress of Neuroethology, Brisbane, Australia.

IUSSI 2018. August 5-10. International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Guarujá, Brazil. More info here.




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