Welcome to ICN 2018!


Australia is a great country packed with fabulous nature and front-line neuroethology. Now we even get to share this with you and can’t wait to see you all down-under in Brisbane between 15th and 20th July 2018.

We are looking forward to the gathering of researchers from all over the world interested in the neural basis of behaviour. This corrobboree of minds and nature is The International Congress of Neuroethology a biennial meeting sponsored by the International Society for Neuroethology (ISN). Dance, sing and tell stories from the past about what you love in nature and neuroscience. Tell us your dreams for the future. Just a few slides or a poster will do, we would all love to hear it!

Australasia is home to an enthusiastic mob of neuroethologists, who as regular participants of ICN meetings have enjoyed the hospitality of our colleagues in Europe, Japan, America and Canada for years. It therefore gives me great pleasure to extend a formal invitation on behalf of the neuroethologists in Australia and New Zealand and welcome you to the ICN2018 in the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre in, you guessed it, Brisbane, Australia.

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine State. It is a beautiful subtropical city, close to ancient rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef, and a short hop from the outback and desert. It is full of wildlife offering countless opportunities for hands-on neuroethology.

The Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland and the other collected universities hosting ICN2018 are home to numerous neuroethologists working on questions including animal vision, olfaction, navigation, cognition, learning and memory. Two of these, The University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology are only a few minutes by ferry from the conference venue and you are invited to visit our labs, and meet with our students and colleagues during the congress.

Come and connect with nature at the beginning of the world, share new ideas with colleagues, make new friends and go home smelling of koala!

Justin Marshall
Chair, Local Organising Committee.

Supported by

  • Brisbane - Australia's new world city
  • Tourism and Events Queensland
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Key Dates

Notification to Authors 9 April 2018
Conference Registration Open now!
Early Bird Registration Now closed
ICN2018 Conference 15 - 20 July 2018
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