CBEN Conference 2017: Evolution of Cooperation
November 27 and 28, 2017

Leiden, The Netherlands

The Cognition, Behavior, and Evolution Network is happy to announce the 2017 CBEN Conference on the evolution of cooperation, held November 27-28 at Leiden University.

Theme
CBEN 2017 focuses on the evolutionary study of cooperation. Interest in the evolution and maintenance cooperation spans disciplines, paradigms, and species. This has led to confusion and disagreement as much as connections and collaboration. CBEN 2017 emphasizes the connections: between theorists and empirical researchers, across disciplines, and among scholars working at different levels of explanation and on different species. The goal of the conference is therefore to bring together researchers from psychology, economics, biology, and ecology with a shared interest in cooperation to exchange knowledge and foster collaboration. In furtherance of this goal, we especially invite submissions that compare or combine multiple perspectives from the evolutionary sciences, including comparative research.

We are proud to present a diverse set of keynote speakers, including Andy Radford (behavioural ecology, Bristol University), Redouan Bshary (behavioural ecology, Université de Neuchâtel), Charlotte Hemelrijk (biology, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), Matthijs van Veelen (economics, Universiteit van Amsterdam), and Carsten de Dreu (psychology, Universiteit Leiden).

Abstract submission
We invite submissions of abstracts (250 words) for presentations of 20 minutes. If you would like to present at CBEN 2017, please submit your abstract until September 15. We will select speakers on the basis of submitted abstracts.

Timeline
15 September: Deadline for abstract submission
22 September: Notification of selected speakers
27-28 November: Conference at Leiden University

Registration
Attendance of CBEN 2017 is free, and registration is now open.

Contact
If you have any questions, please contact Simon Columbus (simon@simoncolumbus.com).