Welcome to ESEB 2021 Congress


Welcome to the ESEB 2021 congress, to be held at the Prague Congress Centre, the Czech Republic, on 22-27 August 2021.

The congresses of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) are organized biennially since 1987 and are now among the largest conferences in evolutionary biology with about 1400 – 1700 participants.

The congress will commence on Sunday, August 22, 2021, with the welcome reception, and will continue until Friday, August 27, concluding with the conference dinner at Občanská Plovárna Restaurant on this evening.

The Prague Congress Centre is easily accessible from the city centre and has a beautiful panoramic view of Prague.  

Photo: Lukas Kratochvil, Congress Chair

Lukáš Kratochvíl
Congress Chair



The aim of the logo is to symbolize the activities of ESEB members, life evolution and their connection to the Czech Republic.

In the “B”, the eye symbolizes an animal and the leaf a plant, i.e. highly studied organisms by evolutionary biologists. Concerning the tree circles, their different colours symbolize variability among organisms in a population and the circles as a whole memorialize peas, the object of J. G. Mendel, who worked in this region.

Important dates

July - 15.10. 2020 Call for symposia
4.1.2021 Announcement of successful symposia
TBA End of call for contributed talks/posters
TBA Communication of selection of contributed talks/posters
TBA General early bird registration opens
22.-27.8. 2021 ESEB 2021 Congress


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