Animal Behavior Conference

SAVE THE DATE: April 13 & 14, 2018 for next year's 25th Animal Behavior Conference!

The 2017 Animal Behavior Conference was held April 7-8 at the Bloomington Convention Center, 302 S. College Avenue in Bloomington, Indiana.

CISAB sponsors an annual Animal Behavior Conference each spring. The conference has grown into a regional meeting attended by over 225 students and scientists from undergraduates to senior faculty members from 16 states and 38 universities. 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 afternoon 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. Previous plenary lecturers have included:

Images from the 2017 conference

Dr. Elizabeth Adkins- Regan, Cornell Univeristy giving the 2017 Plenary talk at the ABC
2017 Exemplar Award recipient Dr. Elizabeth Adkins-Regan gave a talk titled: "The Family Life of Birds: An Integrative View".
2017 ABC Keynote Speaker, Dr. Laura Hurley, Indiana University
2017 Keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Hurley, Indiana Univ. talk was titled: "What's in a squeak? Mechanisms of meaning in context-dependent communication".
Mikus abolins-Abols receiving the 2017 Rowland Award from Dr. Cara Wellman, CISAB Director
2017 Rowland Mentoring Award given to Mikus Abolins-Abols by Dr. Cara Wellman
2017 Hanna Award given to Briana Whitaker
2017 Hanna Kolodziejski Award given to Briana Whitaker by Dr. Cara Wellman
2017 1st Place Undergraduate Poster Award given to Caitlin Post, Ohio State University
2017 1st place Undergradute Poster Award received by Caitlin Post, Ohio State University
2017 ABC Poster session Picture 2
2017 ABC Poster Session