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!



The theme of the congress was '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



Future Congresses

56th International Congress, 2023: Tallin, Estonia

If you and your research institute are interested in organising an ISAE Congress in future (2024 and beyond), please contact the ISAE Senior Vice-President (currently Susanne Waiblinger, ) 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.

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