The Evolution Conference – or informally to many, the 'Evolution meeting' – is the joint annual 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 contributed talks (14 min. 'regular' and 5 min. 'lightning'), multiple society-selected symposia with invited speakers on specific themes, several poster sessions, and keynote addresses including from the Presidents of each society and one or more public outreach seminars. There are also various workshops each year and academic publishers and scientific suppliers 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.
Code of Conduct. There have been reports of unprofessional behavior and harassment during some of the social events at the recent meeting in Portland. The joint societies take these issues seriously and are in the process of revising procedures to make the existing Code of Conduct more visible, to make reporting of transgressions easier, and to implement changes to activities and venues that could reduce the occurrence of such incidents. All social events are professional events, meant to foster professional networking and collaborations; fair, respectful, and professional standards must always be practiced when interacting with colleagues. Please refer to the conference policies, which all attendees agreed to uphold, for more information.
Miss a talk at Evolution? Check out our Previous Meetings page for a link to our meeting YouTube channels. Many Evolution 2017 talks are already posted!
Evol2018 – We're meeting jointly with ESEB in Montpellier, France (Aug. 18-22). Details here. The meeting will follow the format of a traditional ESEB meeting so you can only speak by applying to a symposium. Call for symposia closes July 1, 2017.
Evol2019 – We're going to Providence, RI. Convention center right downtown in a very nice city!
Evol2020 – We'll be meeting in Cleveland, OH (June 19-23). Site visit revealed a vibrant and beautiful downtown, terrific convention center. Super Social will be at the Rock & Roll HOF!
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.