Meeting Events & Activities

Meeting Events & Activities


Student-Faculty Networking Lunch: (sign-up is now closed

Organizer: Patrick Green, ABS Graduate Student Representative

Participants will bring their own lunch while meeting with faculty in a small group of peers during the conference lunch times. Please contact Graduate Student Representative, Patrick Green, [email protected] with any questions.

Open Science Forum 

Organizer: Esteban Fernandez-Juricic

Interested in practices to enhance the rigor of Animal Behavior research? • Please, consider attending the OPEN SCIENCE forum Wednesday at 12:15 PM in Illinois A. • Focus on: • computational/statistical reproducibility • pre-prints • registered reports • Brief introduction followed by Q&A and discussion on the implementation challenges of these practices within the animal behavior community.

Diversity Workshop

Please attend the Cultural Competency Workshop
Wednesday July 24th @ 12:15pm in Illinois B

First, we’ll hear from speakers about what it means to be culturally
competent, the benefits of competency, the tools available to begin to
address biases, and common barriers experienced by minoritized
Next, ask panelists about barriers they’ve faced, beneficial changes to
the academic environment, and how they leveraged their own cultural
competencies to facilitate inclusion.
Finally, you’ll break into groups to participate in exercises to break
down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and aid each other in examining
biases and strategies to improve awareness and cultural competency.

NSF Workshops

NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences News and Updates
Wednesday July 24th @ 12:15pm

NSF Information Sign Up

NSF Beginning Investigators: Tips for Crafting a Competitive Proposal
Thursday July 25th @ 1pm

NSF Beginning Investigator Sign Up

Elsevier Update and Feedback

Thursday, July 25th @ 1pm
Illinois B

This meeting will provide a venue for discussing the Animal Behaviour journal’s relationship with its current publisher (Elsevier) and Elsevier’s business model. All are welcome.

3-Minute Thesis Competition

Friday, July 26 @ 4:15pm
Room 613

The Public Affairs Committee will organize the third annual 3 MT competition at the 2019 meeting. The following description is taken from the creator’s website: “Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) celebrates the exciting research conducted by PhD students around the world. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), the competition cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills. Presenting in a 3MT competition increases their capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes, in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. Competitors are allowed one PowerPoint slide, but no other resources or props”. We encourage all graduate students to consider participating in this event, particularly if they have fewer outreach opportunities at their home institution. Please email [email protected] with any questions. To register please complete the application in the link below.

Lunch with ABS Historian, Zuleyma Tang-Martinez

Saturday, July 27 @ 1:00pm
Room 603

Come and chat about everything you always wanted to know about the history and inner working of the ABS. Please bring your own lunch to this event.