XVth ESEB Meeting, Lausanne

The Department of Ecology and Evolution of the University of Lausanne is delighted to organise the 2015 meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology.  It will be held on August 10th-14th 2015 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The deadline for abstract submissions to Eseb2015 is now over. We have received 1380 submissions to the 35 symposiums. This is great, thank you all for your contributions! The symposium organizers and Scientific Committee have now evaluated the abstracts, and communicated their decisions in April. Some 320 abstracts have been selected for talks, and around 950 for posters.

You can download a summary of the program, a pdf version of the conference booklet that shows the date and time of plenaries, symposiums, and poster sessions, and the full list of abstracts in pdf. The full program of the conference with access to abstracts is available in a guidebook app, which is available for iphone, ipad, android phones and as a web interface.

If you want to attend the conference but are not yet registered, please click the button below, and you will then be put on a waiting list, and we will contact you later according to available places.

button_waitinglistIf you have already sent a pre-registration and/or an abstract (or if you are a symposium organizer, invited speaker, or member of the organizing committee), you can access the site at anytime with the login sent to you via e-mail, and finalize your registration before the deadlines. However, we ask you to complete or cancel your registration as soon as your final decision is taken, so that we can offer places to those on the waiting list as early as possible.

Meeting overview

The venue for the 2015 meeting will be the campus of the University of Lausanne. Due to space constraints, attendance is limited to 1400 participants, on a first-come, first-served basis.

A welcome reception will take place on Sunday August 9 at the conference venue on the University campus.

The official program, beginning on Monday August 10, will consist of a series of parallel sessions running throughout the 5 days (except for Wednesday afternoon). There will be some 350 oral presentations fitting within the 35 symposiums selected by our Scientific Committee. We will also have poster sessions associated with the different symposiums, five plenary talks, as well as two lectures by the 2014 and 2015 winners of the John Maynard Smith Prize.

The Wednesday afternoon will be available to visit the Lausanne region. You can get an overview of the possibilities proposed by visiting the page dedicated to excursions.

A conference dinner will be organized on the final evening of the conference on Friday August 14. It will take place on the University campus in front of Lake Geneva and the Alps. Due to space constraints, it will be limited to 1000 participants. A conference bar will be available downtown during evenings, in the Casino de Montbenon.

As part of our sustainability initiatives, we strongly encourage participants involved in international networks to take the opportunity of ESEB 2015 to organize their own satellite workshops, in order to reduce traveling costs and improve carbon balance (see Guidelines for details).

Free childcare will be provided on the campus over the whole conference.

Note that both ESEB and SSE offer travel stipends to support participation of student members from economically disadvantaged countries.

The organisers of ESEB 2015 acknowledge the concern on gender balance and wish to ensure that symposia selected for ESEB in Lausanne draw participants (both invited and those selected for inclusion when abstracts are reviewed) as broadly as possible to reflect the full research strengths of the fields represented.

We look forward to seeing you all there and welcoming you to Switzerland!



Nicolas Perrin, on behalf of the ESEB2015 organizing committee.