ESEB Congresses

The biennial ESEB congress is one of the largest conferences in evolutionary biology with about 1400 – 1700 participants. The congress usually takes place in August in Europe. The next congress will be held in Turku, Finland from August 19 – 24, 2019 organized by Craig Primmer (chairman of the organisation team).

Visit the ESEB 2019 congress website

Past ESEB Congresses

  • 2017 – Groningen, The Netherlands – organized by Leo W. Beukeboom
  • 2015 – Lausanne, Switzerland – organised by Nicolas Perrin
  • 2013 – Lisbon, Portugal – organised by Octávio S. Paulo
  • 2011 – Tübingen, Germany – organised by Nico Michiels
    Please note that the web-domain of the 2011 congress was taken over by an anti-evolution organization. ESEB unfortunately has no means to change this and disapproves of the presented content.
  • 2009 – Torino, Italy – organised by Cristina Lorenzi and Gabriella Sella
  • 2007 – Uppsala, Sweden – organised by Jacob Höglund, Jon Ågren, and Mats Björklund
  • 2005 – Krakow, Poland – organised by Jan Kozlowski
  • 2003 – Leeds, UK – organised by Roger Butlin
  • 2001 – Aarhus, Denmark – organised by Volker Loeschcke
  • 1999 – Barcelona, Spain – organised by Antionio Fontdevilla
  • 1997 – Arnhem, The Netherlands – organised by Jos van Damme
  • 1995 – Edinburgh, UK – organised by Nick Barton
  • 1993 – Montpellier, France – organised by François Catzeflis
  • 1991 – Debrecen, Hungary – organised by Gabor Vida
  • 1989 – Rome, Italy – organised by Valerio Sbordoni
  • 1987 – Basel, Switzerland – organised by Stephen C. Stearns

Joint Congresses

The congresses are held every six years jointly together with the American Society of Naturalists (ASN), the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), and the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB).
The II. Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology will take place from 19 – 22 August 2018 in Montpellier, France.

Visit the conference website: evolutionmontpellier2018.org

Past Joint Congresses

  • 2012 – Ottawa, Canada – organised by Howard Rundle and Andrew Simons

EMPSEB

The annual European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology (EMPSEB) is supported by ESEB to provide a platform for PhD students studying Evolutionary Biology to present their work and to meet their peers from all over Europe. The meeting is held at a different European city each year and is independently organized by current PhD students in this country.

The 23th EMPSEB will be held from September 10-15, 2017 in Krasiczyn, Poland.

More information is available on the EMPSEB 23 website.

Past EMPSEB meetings

  • 2016 – Visby, Sweden
  • 2015 – Stirling, Scotland, UK
  • 2014 – La Roche-en-Ardenne, Belgium
  • 2013 – Exeter, UK
  • 2012 – Virrat, Finland
  • 2011 – Seia, Portugal
  • 2010 – Wierzba, Poland
  • 2009 – Schoorl, The Netherlands
  • 2008 – Einsiedeln, Switzerland
  • 2007 – Lund, Sweden
  • 2006 – St Andrews, UK
  • 2005 – Bordeaux, France
  • 2004 – Shrewsbury, UK
  • 2003 – Fiesch, Switzerland
  • 2002 – Lohja, Finland
  • 2001 – Bernried, Germany
  • 2000 – Vaalbeek, Belgium
  • 1999 – Umeå, Sweden
  • 1998 – Heraklion, Greece
  • 1997 – Barcelona, Spain
  • 1996 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1995 – Zurich, Switzerland