ICN 2024 in Berlin

ICN2024 in Berlin now has over 820 registered participants and is poised to becoming the biggest neuroethology conference so far! The large number of participants demonstrates the attractiveness of our field and also creates some extra challenges to the conference preparations by the local organizing committee. Nevertheless, if you have not registered yet, you are, of course, invited to still do that at

Abstract submission has closed and the Program Committee has been busy putting together the scientific program, which will be posted on the congress website soon. In addition to the scientific contributions, the conference will feature an art installation based on animal signals, to which you are invited to contribute recordings of the signals of your research subjects. Here is a description of the project:

"Chorus of Species is a bio-art project set squarely between music, biology, and technology. Developed by the biologist and performance artist Juan Vázquez, the composer Juanita Fernandez and the musician/engineer Fede Musso, the core of Chorus is the admiration for how animals behave and communicate with each other in a world so full of information. The project attempts to transcend traditional art forms by taking advantage of the various channels different species have adopted to communicate with each other. It is a living installation, where we humans function solely as translators, generating iterative algorithms and modular synthesizers that generate a grammar of a living, breathing interspecific language. Thus, a sound landscape is generated that self-modulates and self-perpetuates in eternal dialogue. 

As the project will be brought to this year´s ICN in Berlin, we are inviting ISN members and researchers who are interested to participate in the project by adding their model species into the chorus. For this we are asking interested researchers to send recordings of communication signals (acoustic, seismic, electrical), or video recordings of interactions to the email address, with some information about the recordings (species, context of the signal, type of signal) and the researchers (who took the recordings, what group/lab/university they belong to, anything else they would like to have included)."

Juan Vázquez not only contributes art to ICN2024, but also science, as he is a regular participant of the congress from Uruguay.

See you in Berlin in July!

Organizing Committee:
Mathias F. Wernet, Chair (Freie Universität Berlin) 
Rüdiger Krahe, Co-Chair (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Constance Scharff, Co-Chair (Freie Universität Berlin)
Gary Lewin (MDC Molecular Medicine, Berlin Buch)
Benjamin Judkewitz (Charité Medical Center)
Mirjam Knörnschild (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin)
Ursula Koch (Freie Universität)
James Poulet (MDC Molecular Medicine, Berlin Buch)
Silke Sachse (MPI Chemical Ecology)
Lauren Sumner Rooney (Museum für Naturkunde Berlin)
Daniela Vallentin (MPI Biological Intelligence)

Scientific Program Committee:
Coen P. H. Elemans (co-chair, University of Southern Denmark)
Elke K. Buschbeck (co-chair, University of Cincinnati, USA)
Amir Ayali (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Uwe Homberg (Philipps-Universität, Germany)
Laura Quintana (Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable - MEC, Uruguay)
Constance Scharff (Freie Universität, Germany)
Sakiko Shiga (Osaka University, Japan)
Michael Yartsev (UC Berkeley, USA)

Join us for ISN early career investigator talks and career panels!

April 17, 2024 – 20:00 UTC
Download event flyer HERE

Registration fees

ISN Members -

Trainees: Free

Faculty: USD 30.00

Non ISN Members -

Trainees: USD 5.00

Faculty: USD 50.00

Registration starts May 15, 2023.

Register HERE.

Participants will receive links to all four webinars.

For more information, please contact


We are excited to announce our 2023 ISN webinar series “The future of Neuroethology”. These webinars will be held on the following date: September 20, 2023, 16:00 UTC; November 8, 2023, 00:00 UTC; February 21, 2024, 16:00 UTC; and April 17, 2024, 20:00 UTC, through an international online platform. We aim to bring together the neuroethology community by promoting sustainable and inclusive ISN academic activities during the off-meeting years and to reinforce the participation of early career students and investigators. Each webinar will provide opportunities to discuss career paths combined with presentations of cutting-edge science by early career ISN members.

We plan to have 4 slots for 15-min presentations (12 min presentation + 3 min for questions) in each of the four webinars. We invite all interested parties to nominate (or self-nominate) early career ISN members (graduate students, postdocs, and investigators within five years of starting their first position) as speakers of the 2023 ISN webinar series “The future of Neuroethology”. Please, submit your nomination by June 30, 2023 by filling in the following online form:

Email questions to

The Organizing Committee of the 2023 ISN webinar series “The future of Neuroethology” will select speakers among nominees considering geographical, ethnic, and gender balance. Priority will be given to applicants who have never attended ISN meetings.

It is With Great Pleasure We Announce Our 2026 Meeting!

We are happy to announce the 2026 International Congress for Neuroethology will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The local organizing committee will consist of:

Doug Altshuler (chair)
Ben Matthews
Manu Madhav
Jon Sakata
Kiran Soma
Sarah Woolley

More details on this meeting will follow in the future as well as updates on the 2024 ICN in Berlin, Germany. We are already looking forward to seeing you all again at the next meeting!

Other upcoming events:

  • 2024 International Congress for Neuroethology in Berlin, Germany
  • 2026 International Congress for Neuroethology in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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2022 Congress for Neuroethology

The XIV Congress took place in Lisbon, Portugal
July 24 - 29, 2022

To view the ICN 2022 Program Book
To view the ICN 2022 Abstract Book
PLEASE NOTE: ICN abstracts are not citable
The ICN 2022 can be accessed HERE

2018 Congress for Neuroethology

The XIII Congress took place in Brisbane, Australia
July 15 - 20, 2018 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

To view the ICN 2018 Program Book

To view the ICN 2018 Abstract Book
PLEASE NOTE: ICN abstracts are not citable

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