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ASAB Easter Conference 2017

April 5th - 7th, University of Liverpool, UK

Postgraduate Workshop: Wednesday April 5th (
provisional programme)

Conference Sessions: Thursday 6th & Friday 7th

ASAB’s Easter meeting is aimed at postgraduate students and postdocs, but is open to anyone interested in animal behaviour.
Our Plenary Speakers are:

Dr Elli Leadbeater (Royal Holloway University of London)

Prof Matt Gage (University of East Anglia)

Dr Laura Kelley (University of Exeter), the 2017 winner of ASAB’s Chris Barnard Award for Outstanding Contributions by a New Investigator

The conference is being organised by
Paula Stockley, Stefan Fischer, Jane Hurst and members of the Mammalian Behaviour & Evolution research group at the University of Liverpool, with support from the broad community of researchers at Liverpool with shared interests in the study of animal behaviour (livlabs).

Conference Venue

Liverpool is a dynamic multicultural city, home to 50,000 students, with a thriving cultural heritage and World Heritage skyline. The conference will include opportunities to sample the diverse cultural offerings and vibrant nightlife of the city. Come join us!

The postgraduate workshop and conference will be held in the University of Liverpool Foresight Centre, an award winning conference and events venue situated in Liverpool city centre, just 10 minutes walk from Liverpool Lime Street train station.

Details of how to find the venue

University of Liverpool campus map

A map of important places and restaurants / bars can be downloaded
here or access an interactive map.


Early bird registration until March 1st (£100)
Late registration until
March 15th (£110)
Registration includes all lunches, tea and coffee breaks, plus conference dinner and party.

Please register and pay online here:

If you’re not yet an ASAB member,
join here! You can apply for membership at the same time as you apply for a grant.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission deadline: March 1st

Your abstract should be prepared in a word document and saved so that we can identify you with the filename: surname.docx. Please format your abstract using this example (250 words maximum), including an email address for the presenting author (name underlined).

Please send your abstract as an email attachment to the conference organisers at with the message header ASAB Easter abstract, to arrive no later than March 1st 2017, and indicate if you would prefer to present a talk or poster. We will review all abstracts, and if we can’t offer you a talk, there will be an option to present a poster instead.


It’s important to reserve your accommodation early as prices will increase nearer to the week of the conference. You’ll find a broad range of rooms available in Liverpool City Centre (, including a range of budget and hostel accommodation.

You can also book hotel rooms at a fixed rate (subject to availability)
from this list. Again, please book early, and use the booking codes provided when making your reservation. Please contact these hotels/hostels directly to make bookings.


Download information on travel options to Liverpool.


The final programme for the Workshop and Conference is available here. A paper copy will be provided in your welcome pack.

Contact us

Got a question not answered above? Contact us by email with “Easter ASAB” in the subject line.
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