Upcoming Meetings

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Stand-Alone Meetings

The American Society of Naturalists invites graduate students, postdocs, faculty and other professionals from ecology, evolution, behavior, genetics, physiology, and associated fields to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of The American Naturalist at our stand alone meeting at the Asilomar Conference Grounds on 5-9 January 2018.

Meeting Webpage: http://amnat150.org/

Joint Meetings (with SSE and SSB)

There is a new website at http://www.evolutionmeetings.org/ for the distribution of information about the joint meetings of the American Society of Naturalists, the Society of Systematic Biologists, and the Society for the Study of Evolution. 



  • ASN Science communication workshop, 9 am - 4 pm


  • ASN VP Symposium: The causes and consequences of evolutionary conflicts, morning (Oregon ballroom 204) Organizer: Locke Rowe (U. Toronto) 
  • ASN Symposium--Across the Nth dimension: Quantitative and conceptual advances in the study of niche breadth, afternoon  (Oregon ballroom 204) Organizers: Kelly Anne Carscadden (U. Colorado-Boulder) and Nancy Emery (U. Colorado-Boulder);
  • ASN Education Symposium – Natural history as the inspiration for scientific inquiry 1:30 - 4:30 pm (Rm C123) Organizers: George Gilchrist (NSF) and Becky Fuller (U. Illinois) 
  • ASN graduate student mixer: 4:30-5:30 pm Oregon Ballroom 201 & Ballroom Lobby
  • ASN Presidential address & award announcements, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Oregon Ballroom 202-204, Kathleen Donohue (Duke U.)  
  • ASN Members business meeting (open to all ASN members): 6:30 pm; Rm A105


  • ASN Spotlight Session--Processes underlying pattern: considering the evolutionary mechanisms underlying population-level differentiation, 8:30 - 9:45 am (Oregon ballroom 204) Organizer: Rebecca Safran 
  • Diversity in Science luncheon: Essentials of a successful diversity and inclusion program<


  • ASN Spotlight Session--Eco-Evolutionary Dynamic, 10:15 - 11:30 am (Oregon ballroom 204) Organizer: Andrew Hendry (McGill U.) 
  • ASN Spotlight Session--25 Years of Sensory Drive', 3:15 - 4:30 pm (Oregon ballroom 204) Organizer: Becky Fuller (U. Illinois) 
  • Meet the Editors: A question and answer session with editors-in-chief, Monday, June 26, 3:15 - 4:30 pm


  • Awards Symposium with Young Investigators, 1:30 PM Ballroom  203


  • 2018, Montpellier, France, August 18-22 (joint meeting with ESEB)
  • 2019, Providence, Rhode Island, June 21-25
  • 2020, a location in the Midwest

Meeting Code of Conduct

The American Society of Naturalists (ASN) prohibits all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation at Society meetings. Behavior that undermines the integrity of intellectual discourse and interactions will not be tolerated at Society meetings.

Social Media Policy

The ASN supports the communication and discussion of science. Information presented at the Meetings (in poster or oral format) may be reported (and discussed) by attendees and science writers via blogs, Twitter, or other formats. However, we require that this be done respectfully and without direct reproduction of visual materials (e.g., no posting photos of slides or posters) unless permission is obtained from the presenter or they have already made this information freely available in an open-access forum.

A presenter may request that information in the presentation/poster not be shared but the presenter must provide explicit instructions, such as applying the No Tweeting symbol to every slide or poster that should not be shared.

Graduate Student Travel Grant

The American Society of Naturalists will award $500 each to 15 graduate students to help defray the cost of attending the meetings. Awards will be chosen from a random drawing of all eligible students who identified themselves as ASN members at registration. To be eligible, a student must be a student member of the American Society of Naturalists, must be presenting a paper or poster at the meeting, and must not have received the travel award in the previous year. The treasurer of the ASN will notify the recipients by email.

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