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.

Upcoming ESEB Congresses

Logo ESEB 2021

In 2021, the congress will take place from August 22– 27, 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic, organized by Lukáš Kratochvíl.
Visit the ESEB 2021 congress website

In 2023, the congress will take place in August in Barcelona, Spain, organized by Toni Gabaldón.

Past ESEB Congresses

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).

Past Joint Congresses

  • 2018 – Montpellier, FR – organized by Ophélie Ronce and Yannis Michalakis
    Program 2018
  • 2012 – Ottawa, CA – organised by Howard Rundle and Andrew Simons
    Program 2012

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 26th EMPSEB will be held from 19 – 24 April 2020 in Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney National Park, Ireland.
Visit the EMPSEB 26 website: https://sites.google.com/view/empseb26/home
EMPSEB 26 on Twitter: @Empseb26

Past EMPSEB meetings

  • 2019 – Pedrógão Pequeno, PT
  • 2018 – Bubión, Granada, ES
  • 2017 – Krasiczyn, PL
  • 2016 – Visby, SE
  • 2015 – Stirling, UK
  • 2014 – La Roche-en-Ardenne, BE
  • 2013 – Exeter, UK
  • 2012 – Virrat, FI
  • 2011 – Seia, PT
  • 2010 – Wierzba, PL
  • 2009 – Schoorl, NL
  • 2008 – Einsiedeln, CH
  • 2007 – Lund, SE
  • 2006 – St Andrews, UK
  • 2005 – Bordeaux, FR
  • 2004 – Shrewsbury, UK
  • 2003 – Fiesch, CH
  • 2002 – Lohja, FI
  • 2001 – Bernried, DE
  • 2000 – Vaalbeek, BE
  • 1999 – Umeå, SE
  • 1998 – Heraklion, GR
  • 1997 – Barcelona, ES
  • 1996 – Amsterdam, NL
  • 1995 – Zurich, CH