HEBEN / CBEN 2016 Conference, 15-16/12/2016


In 2003, the Human Evolution and Behavior Network (HEBEN) was founded to meet the challenges posed by dramatic changes in our understanding of our own species. The Center is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary research of human thinking and behaviour in the Low Countries. HEBEN organizes an annual conference with national and international speakers. The Cognition, Behavior, & Evolution Network in the Low Countries (CBEN) was founded in 2015 to unite scholars working in the fields of evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, human biology, primatology, and cultural evolution. The aim of CBEN is to facilitate research and education in relation to the evolution of cognition and behavior. Its basis is in The Netherlands and Belgium but we invite scholars from other countries to join us.

The main scope of this joint HEBEN/CBEN event is to offer a platform for presentation and feedback to young researchers. Yet we welcome anyone to attend this event, and to submit an abstract for presentation. This year’s event is scheduled on December 15 & 16, 2016.

Abstract submission

Abstract can be submitted online untill November 1st 2016 midnight.
We welcome abstracts up to 200 words.We aim to welcome all abstracts we receive, but only have a limited amount of space for talks. We do have the option to put posters on display on both days, and organize all coffee and lunch breaks in this room.
Notifications of talk vs. poster acceptance will be send out by mid November.



The venue for this meeting in University of Antwerp, City Campus (map)

Room D.014 (AGORA building), Grote Kauwenberg 2, 2000 Antwerpen


Registration is free and required and can be done online untill December 1st 2016. 

Travel and Funding

Admission is free. All expenses by all participants need to be covered by the participant.


The venue is located in the city centre of Antwerp. Many hotels are close by, ranging from budget to high end.

The closest hotels are Hotel Prinse  and Guesthouses Bernardin

In walking distance, these are some suggestions:

Organization & Questions

HEBEN 2016 is organized by Charlotte De Backer and Lara Hallam. If you have any questions, contact Charlotte De Backer:  charlotte.debacker@uantwerpen.be +32 2655680