Welcome to ESEB 2022 Congress.

Given the current situation, the organizers
decided to postpone the 2021 congress by a year to 2022.


Welcome to the ESEB 2022 congress, to be held at the Prague Congress Centre, the Czech Republic, on 14-19 August 2022.

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 14, 2022, with the welcome reception, and will continue until Friday, August 19, 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

June 2021 - September 2021 Serie of Satellite symposia
July 2021 - 21.11. 2021 Call for symposia 
4.1.2022 Announcement of successful symposia
18.1.2022 Call for contributed talks/posters opened
February 2022 On-line registration opening
15.4.2022 End of call for contributed talks/posters
10.5.2022 Communication of selection of contributed talks/posters
15.6.2022 End of early bird registration to the meeting
14. – 19. 8. 2022 ESEB 2022 Congress


  • The Equal Opportunities initiative offers the 'congress attendance aid grant' to support the participation of (eligible) members at ESEB 2022. All details about eligibility and application process are available here
  • Plenary speakers are announced in Programme section.
  • List of symposia is now in the Programme section.
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