The IUSSI International Congress

Next Congress:

16-20 August 2026

XX IUSSI International Congress

Freiburg, Germany

We would like to invite you to the 20th International Congress of the IUSSI to Freiburg (Germany). It will be held from the 16th to the 20th of August, 2026.

Freiburg is a University City with around 230 000 inhabitants, known for its beautiful old town. It is located next to the Rhine valley in the southwestern part of Germany, next to the border of France and Switzerland. By plane, it can be reached via the Frankfurt International Airport or the Euro Airport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg with direct train connections to Freiburg. F reiburg is one of the sunniest cities in Germany with a green ethos, surrounded by the nature of the Black Forest and the Rhine valley with its many vineyards. More information with be circulated later this year.

We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Judith Korb (on behalf of the organizing committee)

Previous Congress:
3-7 July 2022

XIX IUSSI International Congress

Marriott Marquis, San Diego, California, USA

For more information about the congress, please see: http://burkclients.com//IUSSI/meetings/2022/site



The IUSSI European Congress

Next Congress:

7-11 July 2024

IUSSI European Congress 2024

Lausanne, Switzerland

We are excited to host the European meeting of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI) in Lausanne, Switzerland, 7-11 July 2024.

The meeting will bring together researchers working on a diverse range of topics including (but not limited to) reproductive strategies, collective behaviour, division of labour, neuroethology, social genetics and genomics, disease and immunity, chemical ecology, morphology and systematics, evolution, biodiversity, community ecology and biogeography of social insects in a stimulating and friendly atmosphere.

We will be hosted by the University of Lausanne, which is ideally located next to the lake of Geneva, with some sandy beaches and many cafes and summer bars installed along the lakeside. In July, the weather is usually sunny and temperatures around 25°C, allowing you to enjoy swimming in the lake. The famous UNESCO-heritage Lavaux vineyards are close by, and the mountains (Alps and Jura mountains) can be reached within less than one hour.

The meeting will include three and a half days for scientific sessions, plenaries and posters, a half day for excursions in our region, a welcome reception, and a banquet on the final evening.

If you would like to organize a topic group (1-1.5h discussion with drinks in an informal setting) about any theme that might interest a specific group of people, please email cleo.bertelsmeier@unil.ch and europe.iussi-2024@unil.ch

Registration and bstract submission is now open. Abstract submission deadline is 15 February 2024.

The website for the conference is https://wp.unil.ch/iussi-europe-2024/


IUSSI Section Meetings

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14-16 August 2024

XIV Coloquio ISUSSI - Sección Andina y del Caribe

Bogotá, Colombia

The 14th annual meeting of the Andean-Carribean section of the IUSSI will take place in Bogotá in August.

Find more details (in Spanish) on the section's current home page: https://iussiandinaydelcaribe.wordpress.com or on their instagram pages: https://www.instagram.com/iussiandinaycaribe


Other Meetings & courses of interest to social insect researchers

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Last updated: May 26, 2024