Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th December 2023

University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia

AES 2023 will be a face-to-face conference (with online options) held at the University of Adelaide.

We aim to provide an inclusive environment where evolutionary biologists can present their research and engage with each other in open discussions and friendly debates (please see Equity and Inclusion section below). We welcome people from all career stages, including parents and those that identify with traditionally under-represented groups.

Registration opens: 6th of September

Early bird registration closed: 31st of October (if you would like to present a talk please register by this date)

Final registration closes: 6th of December

Registration fees

All registration fees are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST. Early bird registration closes on the 31st of October, and standard registration closes on the 6th of December.

In person registration includes: Welcome drinks, conference activities, morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.

Online registration includes: online access to conference activities, and the opportunity to present your work.

Conference Dinner

Places limited to 120 people, so register early!

We are organising an outdoor, end of conference gathering where we can relax a little and celebrate a week of listening to awesome science with awesome people.

Location: Peter Rabbit (15 minute walk from conference venue at the corner of Hindley & Liverpool St, Adelaide 5000).

Time: 7 – 11pm, Friday 15th December

Cost: $60 (student/postdoc) or $95 (faculty/fellow) paid when you register

Inclusions: Canapés, Bar and drinks, music and dancing


When you register, please indicate whether you would like to present. These will be your options:

  • No talk, I am happy just listening to some really amazing talks

  • Flash talk (3 mins), I’ve got some super neat stuff to tell you and it won’t take me that long

  • Standard talk (10 mins + 3 mins for question), my research is so cool, you won’t be able to shut me up

  • Tag-team talk* (45 mins including questions), not only am I awesome, my whole team is awesome and we all really want to tell you about what we’re doing

*Tag-team talks are talks given by several members of the same research group (4 - 5), talking about related research topics that can be told as a whole story.


See this page for details.

Equity and Inclusion

We are really keen to create an open and friendly atmosphere where everyone feels welcome. We understand that conferences are not equally accessible to everyone, and we are aiming to be as inclusive as possible.

With this in mind,

  • We are looking into options of making a parent/child friendly conference, if you would like to bring your children, please indicate this when you register.

  • We will be providing travel grants to those in need. If you would like to be considered for one of these travel grants please indicate this when you register.

  • We will have online options available for those who cannot attend in person.

If you feel that there is anything else we can do that would make you feel more comfortable attending AES2023, please get in touch, we are very open to suggestions.

Any questions please send us an email: