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 welcome submissions from all disciplines concerned with evolution and cooperation. We especially invite talks and posts 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 as well as for posters. If you would like to present at CBEN 2017, please submit your abstract until September 30 (please note the updated deadline). Posters will be accepted on a rolling basis until one week before the conference.

Timeline
30 September: Extended deadline to submit talks
6 October: Notification of selected speakers
Until 19 November: Rolling acceptance of poster submissions
27-28 November: Conference at Leiden University

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

Sponsorships
CBEN 2017 is financially supported by the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and Brill.

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