International Congress of Neuroethology 2020 | COVID-19 Virus Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic the Neuroethology2020 conference has been postponed to 24-29 July 2022.
Detailed information on refunding of already paid registrations will follow soon.

As we all know, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused major distress and disruption throughout the world and is likely to continue to do so for some time. This has led to major events being cancelled or postponed worldwide, and as I promised some weeks ago, I am now informing you of our decision regarding the future of our congress in Lisbon, planned for this coming July. After much deliberation and conversation, the following actions have been decided by the members of the Executive Committee and Council, together with the Chairs of the Program Committee and Local Organising Committee:

1. Due to the currently uncertain lifetime of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Lisbon ICN will be postponed for 2 years, and is rescheduled for July 24-29, 2022 – again in Lisbon, and in the same venues (and with the same Program Committee and Local Organising Committee). The Congress program, which had already been finalised, will remain the same for 2022 (assuming the willingness of currently enlisted speakers to participate). The congress web site will remain live until the 2022 congress and updated accordingly.

2. The Berlin ICN, previously scheduled for 2022, will be postponed until 2024, and is rescheduled for July 28 – August 3, 2024 (in Berlin).

3. Registration fees of those who have already registered for the congress will be reimbursed. Details of how this reimbursement will be made will come shortly.

4. Deadlines for ISN awards are still May 1st. We will still accept and judge applications for five of our awards this year (Young Investigator, Capranica, Konishi, Fellows of the ISN and Heiligenberg), but not the sixth (Developing Neuroethology – which is exclusively reserved for travel to the ICN in the year of application). The successful Young Investigators will be invited to make video recordings of their lectures to post on the ISN website. The 2020 award winners will join the 2022 award winners on stage at the 2022 congress to receive the congratulations of the society. Please find application details on the society’s web site:

5. The current ISN officers will remain in their positions until the 2022 congress to maintain leadership stability and continuity during these uncertain times. This includes the members of the Executive Committee and the Council.

I sincerely hope that you and your families are all well and safe in this incredibly difficult situation – and remain that way.

My very warmest regards,

Eric Warrant,
President of the International Society of Neuroethology

On behalf of the ISN Executive Committee and the ICN 2020 Organising and Program Committees