Date: 24 July 2022

Time: From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Venue: Gulbenkian Institute of Science

The welcome reception and opening ceremony of the ICN2022 will be held at the Gulbenkian Institute of Science (Oeiras). A welcome cocktail will be served outdoors followed by the opening ceremony and by a special session on “Brain and Behavior: Art and Science”, which will address the relationship between art and science inspired by neuroethology.



18:00 – 20:00h: Registration, Welcome drink and light buffet

18:45 – 19:00h: Opening ceremony/ Welcome address

19:00 – 20:00h: Welcome reception session: “Brain and Behavior: Art and Science”

Chair: Rui F. Oliveira (IGC and ISPA, Lisbon, Portugal)


– Alex Jordan (MPI for Collective Behavior, Konstanz, Germany): Art-science collaborations inspired by animal behavior.

– Leonel Moura (visual artist, Lisbon, Portugal): AI, robot art and transhuman creativity

– Lars Chittka (QMUL, London, UK): “Killer Bee Queens”: bee inspired alternative rock music

Cost: Included in full congress registration. Combo tickets for accompanyning people that give admission both to the Welcome Reception and the Conference Banquet are available at 100€ per person.