Adios and Gracias Montevideo

The ICN 2018 ambassadors had a terrific time in Montevideo meeting with some 500 delegates from all parts of the globe in attendance .

The week began with intensive satellite meetings at various locations around Montevideo including the Electric Fish Meeting which, started with a day in the field before continuing its activities at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable, the crib of the South American E-fish community. The various satellite meetings offered the ideal opportunity for students, novices and experts to come together in a familiar matter to discuss the latest findings in their respective fields and to debate about some provocative thoughts for future endeavours.

The conference’s official opening ceremony started with passionate speeches amongst others by Ana Silva, the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee, Peter Narins, the outgoing ICN president, and Omar Macadar, one of the founding fathers of the South American Neuroethology community. The opening concluded in true Latin-American style with a live Tango concert performance by Mario Penna and band.

Key highlights of the program during the week included deadly eels, vicious cone shells, chimpanzees with super memory, the mathematics behind confidence, scaling brain sizes, and the merge of senses in the pursuit of neuroethological understanding. There was also ample opportunity for the next generation of neuroethologists to learn from the current ‘silver backs’ during various Career-Development Sessions and the Student/Post-Doc Mixer was a warmly welcomed distraction that lasted well into the early morning hours.

The Conference concluded in a celebration of the accomplishments of the ICN 2016 Organisers and delegates at Club Uruguay, showcasing fabulous food and wine from the region followed by vibrant Latin tunes on the dance floor and of course the famous Uruguayan hospitality.

G’day and Welcome to Brisbane

It is with great pleasure that we invite our colleagues and collaborators throughout the world to Brisbane, Australia for International Congress of Neuroethology (ICN 2018).

The vibrant city of Brisbane and the adjoining Gold and Sunshine Coasts are rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage and offer adventure, fun and entertainment for all ages. For those with time for pre-or-post Congress exploring, Brisbane is the gateway to iconic travel locations including Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu.

So please reserve the dates of 16 – 20 July, 2018 in your calendar. On behalf of the Organising Committee, we encourage our global colleagues to join us, to participate and to experience our unique Australian hospitality. Your journey to Australia will be more than worthwhile professionally and personally.

Meet our Committee

The organisers of ICN 2018 have been actively preparing for the Brisbane Congress. Over the coming months you will hear from the team with regular updates on program, social events, pre and post touring, and satellite meetings. For more information on the LOC visit the website.

ICN 2018 Local Organising Committee

Professor Justin Marshall
Professor Mandayam V. Srinivasan
Dr Darrell Kemp
Professor Alison Mercer
Professor Jochen Zeil
Professor Shaun P. Collin
Dr Andy Barron
Professor Andy Bennett
Professor John Montgomery
Dr Judith Reinhard
Dr Paul Cunningham
Dr Ximena Nelson
Dr Fabio Cortesi
Emeritus Professor David Vaney

ICN 2018 Venue

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

ICN 2018 will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (, Australia’s most awarded convention centre, and recent host of the G20. Located in Brisbane’s cultural precinct, Southbank, delegates will be on the doorstep of the Gallery of Modern Art, State Library, Queensland Art Gallery and numerous award-winning restaurants aligning the river bank.

Key Dates… Mark Your Diaries

Call for Satellites Open Now
Call for Satellites Deadline 10 July 2017
Call for Symposia Open 27 March 2017
Call for Symposia Deadline 31 May 2017
Notification of Successful Symposia 30 June 2017
General Call for Abstracts Open 3 July 2017
General Call for Abstracts Deadline 15 February 2018
Presenter Registration Deadline 15 February 2018
Conference Registration Opens 27 March 2017
Early Bird Registration Deadline March 2018
Conference program 16 – 20 July 2018

Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities

An exciting range of sponsorship opportunities, including keynote speakers and workshops, has been developed to ensure a successful outcome for business and sponsor involvement. We encourage your participation at ICN 2018. A prospectus will be available online soon, in the meantime if you are interested in the exciting opportunities visit the website for details.

Expression of Interest

Visit the website to keep up to date about ICN 2018 and to register your interest in the International Congress of Neuroethology complete the expression of interest form.

Contact us

Sponsorship & exhibition enquiries

Fallon Beatty
ICN2018 secretariat
c/-ICMS Australasia
PO Box 3599
Brisbane Qld 4101
Tel: +61 7 3255 1002
Fax: +61 7 3255 1004

General enquiries

Emma Taylor
ICN2018 secretariat
c/-ICMS Australasia
PO Box 3599,
Brisbane Qld 4101
Tel: +61 7 3255 1002
Fax: +61 7 3255 1002

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