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 2019

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

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

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).

Logo Evolution congress 2018

The II. Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology will take place from 19 – 22 August 2018 in Montpellier, France.

Visit the conference website: evolutionmontpellier2018.org
Program 2018

Past Joint Congresses

  • 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 24th EMPSEB will be held from September 10-15, 2017 in Bubión, Granada, Spain.

More information is available on the EMPSEB 24 website.

Past EMPSEB meetings

  • 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