The Evolution Conference – or informally to many, the 'Evolution meeting' – is the joint annual academic conference of the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the American Society of Naturalists.
The conference is the premier opportunity for the presentation and discussion of scientific research in all areas of evolutionary biology. It features numerous regular contributed talks, shorter 'lightning' talks, multiple symposia with invited speakers on society-chosen themes, several poster sessions, and keynote addresses including from the Presidents of all three societies and usually one or more public outreach seminars. There are often several workshops each year. Academic publishers and scientific suppliers also contribute through their exhibits and sponsorship.
This website is the single-stop location for all information on past, present, and future Evolution conferences. Information about meeting organization can be found here.
Evol2016 – online schedule available here. This is a dynamic schedule and immediately reflects any updates (e.g. cancellations).
Evol2016 – Some concern has been expressed about the risk of Zika infection in Austin. Current
best assessment suggests this is extremely low, although there is substantial uncertainty to this (details here). The best place to monitor the local situation is texaszika.org. We will consider requests for late cancellation up to June 8.
Evol2016 – Early discount has ended but you can still register to attend the meeting. Book your accommodations ASAP!
Evol2019 – We're going to Providence, RI. Convention center right downtown - it's a very nice city!
Talks from Brazil – Recorded talks from the 2015 meeting in Brazil are available on our YouTube channel.
Historical records – We're looking to develop a record of past Evolution meetings, including the location, societies involved, and a copy of the program. Check out our Previous Meetings page and let us know if you have a correct or addition.