Animal Behavior Conference

Please mark your calendars and join us next year for the 2020 Animal Behavior Conference! March 27th and 28th, 2020. Registration is currently closed.

CISAB sponsors an annual Animal Behavior Conference each spring. The conference has grown into a regional meeting attended by more than 200 students and scientists from undergraduates to senior faculty members from 10 states and 30 institutions. The conference offers an outstanding opportunity for animal behaviorists to meet and present their latest research.

The conference typically consists of ≈20 talks across multiple sessions and an evening poster session. It culminates with a plenary lecture by a highly accomplished researcher in the field of animal behavior and an evening reception open to all participants.

Images from the 2018 conference

2018 ABC Frans De Waal enjoying other talks.
2018 Exemplar Award recipient Dr. Frans de Waal enjoying fellow speakers at the 2018 Indiana University Animal Behavior Conference.
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2018 Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kim Rosvall, Indiana University answering questions following her talk titled "Female competition and The Challenge Hypothesis: Insights from a Feisty Female Bird".


Three 2017 REU students were asked to give poster during the 2018 Animal Behavior Conference Indiana University
Isabella Salinas, Krysten Garcia, and Theresa Jones from the 2017 summer REU Program in Animal Behavior presented posters from their summer research.
Keck and CBN exchange students for the 2018 Animal Behavior Conference Indiana University
CISAB hosts exchange students; Bryon Gardner and Erin Peterson from the Keck institute and Johnathan Borland and Brandon Baker from CBN presented.
Group Picture During Poster Session at the Animal Behavior Conference Indiana University
2018 ABC Poster session showcased work from doctoriates, graduates, and undergraduates from 30 instiutions.
2018 Poster Session during the Animal Behavior Conference Indiana University
2018 ABC Poster Session featured posters from 10 states.