We are glad to announce we will host our flagship annual online conference for the fourth time this year. The event will take place on the 16-17th of November 2023 and will be broadcast online on our YouTube channel for registered participants (save the date in your calendar).

Like the preceding years, the conference will be organised around 3 sessions per day in order to cover every time zone possible. During each session, we’ll have the pleasure to listen to one 45min plenary talk, as well as four 15 min presentations. It will also be possible to watch posters during the conference, on your own time, as well as during dedicated sessions. We will organise informal Meet the PI sessions as well as workshops on animal behaviour during the conference. Finally, it will be possible to interact with the ABL community through a dedicated discord server during the entire conference.

Important dates

Registration: 15 July-15 November

If you are interested in attending the conference, please REGISTER HERE. The conference registration is FREE but registration is mandatory and only those registered will receive the link to attend the talks.

Abstract submission: Submissions for abstracts are now closed. To know more about the submission guidelines and selection process visit this page.


Full programme and schedule of ABL2023 are available on our programme page.

Plenary speakers

Dr Erica Van de Waal
Field experiments illuminate three phases of social learning in vervet monkeys
Faculty of Biology and Medicine University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Dr Koustubh Sharma
Decoding rare animals’ behaviour with technology and statistics
The Snow Leopard Trust, India
Dr Kristal Cain
The heart of song: Exploring the origins of vocal learning
School of Biological Science Auckland University, New Zealand
Dr Christina Kwapich
College of Sciences University of Central Florida, USA
Dr Gabriel Francescoli
Sounds from the tunnel: the social life of a solitary subterranean rodent
Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Uruguay
Dr Renee Borges
Behavioural Networks in Microcosms: Fig Wasps, Plant-Ants, Nematodes and Fungi
Center for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science

Communication kit

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A sense of community

Plenary talks, talks and virtual-posters will be broadcasted on our YouTube channel during the event. A Discord group will also be provided to the registered participants. Discord is an online application for messaging and audio communication. Using this platform, we aim to gather all participants in one place to extend discussions with talk and virtual-poster speakers, catalyse networking, advertise professional opportunities and have fun.

To ensure a great conference, attendees must read and follow the guidelines introduced in our Code of conduct.

Past editions