The 2024 International Congress on Neuroethology website is now live at Please take a look and check back regularly for important updates about the meeting. The website will be your portal for registration and abstract submission beginning on February 1st, 2024. The extended deadline for abstract submission and Early-Bird Registration rates will be April 14th, 2024.

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.

ICN 2024 in Berlin, call for Symposia and Satellite meetings

We are excited to announce that organization of the 15th International Congress on Neuroethology (ICN 2024) has officially begun. The conference will start off on Sunday July 28th 2024 and will conclude on Friday evening, August 2nd 2024. The main conference venue will be the Henry Ford Bau, which belongs to the Freie Universität Berlin, one of the three major Universities in Berlin, which is also associated with the Medical Center Charité.

We invite all interested parties to submit proposals either for conference symposia and/or satellite meetings before May 1st. The members of both the local organizing committee and the program committee are looking forward to seeing all of you at the ICN 2024, as well as in the numerous beer gardens, clubs, or museums of sunny Berlin in the summer 2024! For more information and for submission instructions please see HERE.

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)

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

View all past meetings.