Conference Information

The 31st annual HBES meeting will be held at the George Sherman Union at Boston University. The conference will commence at 1 pm on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 and will close with a keynote the night of Saturday, June 1.

View Conference Program (with abstracts)

Host Committee:  Carolyn Hodges-Simeon, Danielle Truxaw & Max Krasnow

Keynote Speaker:  David Buss

Plenary Speakers:  Hopi Hoekstra, Steven Gaulin, Michele Gelfand, Polly Wiessner, Edward Hagen

Three pre-conference events will be held the morning of Wednesday, May 29th (Tickets: $10)
–  Statistics and Methods Workshop Series: How to do Open Science
–  Connecting Minds in Social Neuroendocrinology and Evolution (Abstract Submission)
–  Integrated Approaches to Research on Culture: Professional and Practical Considerations

Welcome Reception (Wednesday, May 29th evening)
Poster Session (Thursday, May 30th evening)
BBQ (Tickets: $40; Friday, May 31st evening)
Banquet (Tickets: $65; Saturday, June 1st evening)

Abstract Submission:
Abstracts will be accepted for review through February 22, 2019, on this website. Abstracts may be considered for 15-minute talks, 5-minute datablitz talks, and poster presentations. Symposia of 3-4 related talks may be submitted as well. Abstracts should be no more than 200 words.

Hotels in the Boston area are typically expensive and the conference is being held during a peak travel period. The organizers have arranged for blocks of dorm rooms to be reserved at a rate of $88/night ($44/night for student HBES members – limited rooms available at this rate on a first come, first served basis until funds are expended) as well as group rates ($289/night) at two nearby hotels. Lodging details are available here.  As these reservations fill up, we may be able to find other group reservations as well. There are many hotels within walking distance of the conference venue and likely apartments for rent (e.g. AirBnB).