54th International Congress

ISAE 2021

ISAE 2021 is going online in 2021, while maintaining the overall theme and scientific themes that were foreseen for the congress in Bangalore, India! The congress will take place from 2 to 6 August 2021.

Registration for ISAE 2021 ONLINE is now open through: https://isae2021.exordo.com/registration/new

Please note that ISAE has special rates for students, for ISAE members and for delegates from low to upper-middle income countries! Registration will include full access to the presentations and workshops during this five-day event, either during the live session or by viewing the recorded presentation later. Of course, registration will also include an electronic copy of the congress proceedings.

We plan to start the congress in the time zone of India and then progress to the time zones of Africa/Europe and Latin America/USA/Canada. By this approach, we hope to be able to offer all delegates at least part of the congress as a live event in their own time zone! We plan to offer a diverse program, where presentations and poster sessions are combined with workshops and opportunities to meet with other delegates. We look forward to welcome you as a delegate to ISAE 2021 ONLINE!


Early bird – ISAE member: student, retired, unemployed: 75 Euro

Early bird – student, retired, unemployed non-member1: 100 Euro

Early bird – ISAE member: 125 Euro

Early bird – non-member1: 150 Euro

Early bird – low to upper middle income country2: 25 Euro


Full – ISAE member: student, retired, unemployed: 100 Euro

Full – student, retired, unemployed non-member1: 125 Euro

Full – ISAE member: 150 Euro

Full – non-member1: 175 Euro

Full – low to upper middle income country2: 50 Euro


Not a member, but interested in applying for ISAE membership? Please see: Become A Member (applied-ethology.org)

ISAE will follow the World Bank Classification regarding the decision whether countries belong to the high, middle or low income countries. Please see: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519


The theme of the congress will be 'Developing animal behaviour and welfare: Real solutions for real problems'

Scientific themes include:


1. Management of free-roaming animals (dogs, cattle, etc)

2. Human behaviour change for animal welfare

3. Wild animal – human conflict

4. Application of technology to applied animal behaviour and welfare

5. Welfare of working animals

6. Behaviour and welfare of bovids

7. Farm animal production and anti-microbial resistance

8. Welfare of animals used in research and teaching

9. Free papers

10. ISAE workshops


The program of the congress is available here:

at a glance pdf

Time zones XLS

Detailed pdf

For potential latest changes, please see https://event.isae2021.exordo.com/


Please feel welcome to join us for ISAE 2021. Submission of abstracts is now closed.

For any further information please contact:


Future Congresses

55th International Congress, 2022: Republic of North Macedonia

If you and your research institute are interested in organising an ISAE Congress in future (2023 and beyond), please contact the ISAE Senior Vice-President (currently Bas Rodenburg, ) for more information. We usually have the ISAE Congress alternate years in and outside Europe, but the guidelines are as flexible as we make them.

In the event of cancellation of a congress (e.g., as a consequence of a disease outbreak or acts of terrorism), the ISAE retains the right (by ‘force majeure’) to keep congress registration fees to cover outstanding expenses, if absolutely necessary.

Developing Countries Congress Attendance Fellowship 2021 (DCCAF)

We are launching the DCCAF programme for this year’s ISAE 2021 Virtual Congress. Please find more details here. Application is now open until 31st March 2021. For queries, please contact the ISAE Assistant Development Officer Jen-Yun Chou ().

Congress Attendance Fund

The ISAE has developed a Congress Attendance Fund (CAF) to cover the registration fees of some ISAE members for the annual International Congress. The fund will be no less than £2000, which will be allocated to needy ISAE members to contribute toward the Congress registration fee or accommodation (but not usually travel).

To be eligible, the applicant must be a member of the ISAE before submitting their application. The applicant must have submitted an abstract, and money will only be allocated if their presentation is accepted. Applications for funding will be reviewed by the CAF Committee and will be prioritized on the basis of financial need and quality of the abstract. Researchers and students from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply for this support. Please note that support from the CAF to any one person is limited to once in any 5-year period – if you have received funding in the last 5 years, please do not apply.

Please check back for updates on the 2021 CAF.

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