Upcoming Meetings

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Stand-Alone Meetings

The next ASN Stand-Alone meeting will be 5-9 January 2018 at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, California. 


To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the first publication of The American Naturalist, there will be a special symposium titled “On the shoulders of giants: the future of The American Naturalist”. The goal of the symposium will be to show how major advances published in the journal’s history have laid the foundation for exciting new directions. Deadline for paper proposals: May 1.

For details, http://www.amnat.org/announcements/CallAN150.html


The American Society of Naturalists invites symposium proposals for the stand-alone meeting. Two symposia will be chosen for this meeting, to run on separate days, in addition to the special symposium celebrating the 150th anniversary of The American Naturalist.Symposium topics should support the Society’s goal to advance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences and further knowledge in evolution, ecology, behavior and organismal biology. Proposals are encouraged on topics that are synthetic, interdisciplinary or that address important emerging issues in evolution, ecology and behavior. For details, http://www.amnat.org/announcements/CallSympASN2018.html

Joint Meetings

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. 


  • 2017, Portland, Oregon, June 23-27
  • 2018, Montpellier, France, August 18-22
  • 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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