conferences past

Past ASSAB Conferences

Meeting Venue and Date
Host Program
Comments
44 Katoomba, NSW, Australia
5th – 8th July; Group Photo
Kate Umbers 2016 President:
Andy Bennett
43 Cairns Convention Centre, QLD, Australia
9th – 14th August
Joint-Conference with Behaviour 2015 2015 President:
Andy Bennett
42 Katoomba, NSW, Australia
1st to 4th July; Group Photo
Andrew Barron 2014 President:
Andrew Barron
41 University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1st to 4th July; Group Photo 1Group Photo 2
Misha Vorobyev 2013 President:
Andrew Barron
40 Deakin University,  Geelong, Australia
26th to 28 April;  Group Photo
Andy Bennett 2012 President:
Andrew Barron
39 Flinders University, Adelaide,  Australia
11th to 13 April
Sonia Kleindorfer
Jeremy Robertson
2011 President:
Jochen Zeil
38 CSIRO Entomology, Narrabri,  Australia
6th to 10th April
Mary Whitehouse 2010 President:
Jochen Zeil
37 Massey University (Albany Campus),  Auckland,  New Zealand
15th to 18th April
Dianne Brunton 2009 President:
Greg Johnston
36 University of New England,  Coffs Harbour,  Australia
27th to 30th March
Gisela Kaplan 2008 President:
Greg Johnston
35 The Australian National University,  Canberra,  Australia
12th to 15th April
Jochen Zeil
Rob Heinsohn
Jan Hemmi
Ajay Narendra
Richard Peters
2007 President:
Phil Taylor
34 Macquarie University,  Sydney,  Australia
20th to 23rd  April
Phil Taylor 2006 President:
Phil Taylor
Newsletter
33 Massey University,  Palmerston North,  New Zealand
30th March to 2nd April
Ed Minot 2005 President:
Greg Johnston
32 Adelaide Zoo,  Australia
15th to 19th April
Greg Johnston 2004 President:
Phil TaylorNewsletter
31 The Australian National University,  Canberra,  Australia
24th to 27th April
Jochen Zeil
Rob Heinsohn
Jan Hemmi
Richard Peters
2003 Newsletter
30 University of Melbourne &  Animal Welfare Centre,  Australia
3rd to 6th April
Ellen Jongman
Amanda Kobelt
2002 President:
Rob Heinsohn
Newsletter
29 University of Queensland, Brisbane,  Australia
19th to 21st April
Anne Goldizen
2001
President:
Chris Evans
Newsletter
28 Macquarie University,  Sydney,  Australia
27th to 30th April
Chris Evans 2000 Newsletter
27 University of New England,  Armidale,  Australia 1999 President:
Ed Minot
26 Massey University,  Palmerston North,  New Zealand
15th to 18th April
Ed Minot 1998 President:
Linda Walker
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Newsletter
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49 delegates, 27 talks & 3 posters.
There was also a very full social and touristic program including field trips to Kapiti Island and Mount Bruce as well as an evening of Celtic music and dance.
25 Dubbo RSL Memorial Club,  Australia
3rd to 6th July
1997 President:
Daryl Jones
24 Australian National University,  Canberra,  Australia
28th to 29 September
1996 President:
Daryl Jones
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Two days before the 6th International Behavioural Ecology Congress (IBEC)
23 Griffith University,  Brisbane,  Australia
20th to 22nd April
1995 President:
Ian McLean
22 University of New South Wales,  Sydney,  Australia
7th to 9th April
1994 President:
Ian McLean
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Videoconferencing link with Perth provided a paper and discussion from WA.
21 University of Canterbury,  Christchurch,  New Zealand
13th to 16th February
1993 President:
Alan Lill
20 University of Melbourne,  Melbourne,  Australia
22nd to 25th April
1992 President:
Peter Smith
19 University of New England, Armidale, Australia
5th to 7th April
1991 President:
Judith Blackshaw
18 University of Queensland,  Brisbane,  Women’s College,  Australia
20th to 22nd April
1990 President:
Geoff Hutson
17 Geelong Institute for Educational Administration,  Australia
17th to 19th May
Werribee Group 1989 President:
Peter Jarman
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Mike Cullen paid tribute to Niko Tinbergen, and Rolfe Beilharz, Konrad Lorenz. Tributes to Ron Kilgour who died tragically in a car accident were included in the January 1989 Newsletter
16 Taronga Park Zoo,  Sydney,  Australia 1988 President:
David Croft
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with The International Society for Comparative Psychology
15 Dubbo,  Australia 1987 The name of the Society was changed from “Australian” to the “Australasian Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour Inc.”
14 Massey University,  Palmerston North,  New Zealand   1986
13 Bundanoon,  Australia 1985
12 University of Melbourne,  Mt Derrimut Field Station,  Australia 1984 President:
Rolf Beilharz ?ASSAB reached 150 members
11 University of Queensland,  Brisbane,  Australia 1983 AGM co-incided with the 19th International Ethological Conference Brisbane.282 papers presented
10 University of New England,  Armidale,  Australia 1982 ASSAB reached 100 members
9 Hawkesbury Agricultural College,  Australia 1981
8 University of Melbourne,  Melbourne,  Australia
(held at Launching Place’)
1980 President:
Mike Cullen
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Resident delegates about 30.  Total attendance including commuters (50+).First 2 student members joined ASSAB.
7 Australian National University,  Canberra,  Australia
(held at Narooma)
12th to 14th May
1979 President:
Tony Barnett
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Excellent attendance (60+) considering ‘isolated’ venue.  Poster papers given.
6 University of Queensland,  Brisbane,  Australia
11th to 14th May
1978 President:
Lesley Rogers
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The first 3 day meeting. One afternoon of concurrent sessions and posters were presented
5 Australian National University,  Canberra,  Australia
13th to 15th May
1977 President:
Richard Mark
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It was agreed to offer financial support to assist unemployed to attend the conference
4 University of Sydney,  Sydney,  Australia
14th to 16th May
1976 President:
Stella Crossley
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It was agreed to offer financial support to assist students to attend the conference
3 Monash University,  Melbourne,  Australia
12th to 14th May
1975 President:
Glen McBride
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Abstracts Introduced
2 University of Queensland,  Brisbane,  Australia
13th to 15th May
1974 President:
John Nelson
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Symposium:
Teaching Ethology
1 Australian National University,  Canberra,  Australia
14th to 15th May
1973 President:
John Nelson 13 papers presented

Comments taken from Stella Crossley’s ASSAB memoirs.