August 16 - 22, 2020 - Quito, Ecuador

Time Table

Day 1 August 16

Registration, Council meeting, Opening Reception

Day 2 – August 17

Scientific Sessions, Exhibits, and Silent Auction

Day 3 – August 18

Scientific Sessions, Exhibits, and Silent Auction

Day 4 – August 19

Scientific Sessions, Exhibits and Silent Auction

Day 5 – August 20

Scientific Sessions, Exhibits, and Silent Auction

Day 6 – August 21

Scientific Sessions, Exhibits, Silent Auction, General Assembly, and Closing Banquet

Day 7 – August 22

Council meeting (for Council members and their invitees only)

Important Dates

Deadline to submit Symposium, Workshop and Roundtable proposals

Oct 16 2019


Registration opens

Oct 1 2019

Early bird registration and deadline for abstract submission by

Jan 16 2020


Deadline for applications to the IPS Pre-Congress Training Programme

Dec 8 2019

On time registration by

May 16 2020

Late registration by

July 16 2020

Karen B. Strier

Vilas Research Professor and Irven DeVore Professor of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Current President of the International Primatological Society (IPS)

Martin Kowalewski

Researcher Estación Biológica Corrientes (EBCo), Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales BR, CONICET Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Corrientes, Argentina

Vice-chair for the Southern Cone of the IUCN-SSC Primate Specialist Group

Sri Suci Utami Atmoko

Professor of Biology, Universitas Nasional (UNAS), Indonesia

Member of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) Scientific Commission

Anthony Di Fiore

Department Chair and Professor of Anthropology, The University of Texas at Austin

Associate Editor American Journal of Primatology

Vernon Reynolds

Emeritus Fellow Anthropology, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Recipient of the 2020 IPS Lifetime Achievement Award

IPS Student Awards Guidelines

IPS Student Awards for Outstanding Paper and Poster Presentations

Students are eligible to compete for prize awards selected by the IPS Education Committee for (1) the best oral paper and (2) the best poster presentations at the IPS congress.

To be eligible for an award:

  1. The student must be the first author, but need not be sole author.
  2. The individual must be a student when abstracts are submitted. Please indicate on the Presentation information form whether graduate or undergraduate student.
  3. The student must be a current member of IPS. You may join IPS now by contacting Trudy Turner, IPS Treasurer (
  4. The student must present the paper or attend the poster in person.
  5. The student must not have won an IPS student award previously.
  6. The student must self-nominate to participate in the competition at the time of abstract submission.

Further information

If the student’s abstract is pre-selected but the student cannot attend the meeting after all, the abstract should be withdrawn from the competition in writing at least 5 days before the start of the meeting. If the student wishes to withdraw from the competition, but still intends to present the paper/poster, the Vice President for Education, Patrícia Izar, should be notified of this change before the meeting by email:

Students wishing a copy of their evaluations should contact the Vice President for Education by email.

For questions about the competition, please contact the Vice President for Education by email.


Each paper/poster will be judged with regard to the quality of the study being reported and the quality of the presentation. Please refer to IPS Education Committee guidelines for Judging Student Presentations for detailed criteria.


The winner of the best paper presentation and the winner of the best poster presentation will be awarded a cash prize. The winners will be announced at the General Assembly on the last congress day. Prize winners will be listed in the following IPS Bulletin, and their abstracts will be published on the Society’s web page.

Our thanks to Anne Savage for providing the framework for this award.

IPS Developing Nations Student Awards for Outstanding Paper and Poster Presentations

These awards were created to meet the IPS aim of increasing geographical diversity and equality within the society. Students eligible for this competition must both be a resident of and conducting research in a developing nation (see World Bank’s classification of nations by income). Developing nation student members of IPS are eligible to self-nominate both for the general Student Award and the Developing Nations Student Award. General guidelines for both competitions are the same. Students must indicate which competition/s they wish to enter at the time they submit their abstract.
The Education Committee offers mentorship on how to deliver oral and poster presentations for students from developing nations that were pre-selected for the presentation competition. Students who wish to receive mentorship must indicate their interest during abstract submission. The VP for Education will contact the pre-selected students with further information.

Other Dates

Social components of the program (field trips, receptions, tours, etc.) will be planned on days two through five (August 17 – 20, 2020).

Pre-congress tours

August 9-15, 2020

Post-congress tours

August 23-30, 2020