The Society of Systematic Biologists advances the science of systematic biology in all its aspects of theory, principles, methodology, and practice, for both living and fossil organisms, with emphasis on areas of common interest to all systematic biologists regardless of individual specialization.
Register for Virtual Evolution 2021
Registration is open for the 2021 Virtual Evolution Meeting! This online conference will include live-streamed plenaries, scheduled faux-live concurrent sessions, on-demand talks, and topical networking events. There will also be several additional events organized by SSB, ASN, and SSE. Register by April 30 if you wish to present a talk!
There will be several exciting featured presentations at this years meeting! Including the SSB topical symposium on "Diversifying Evolution" organized by the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee, Past President Erika Edwards plenary talk on "Rediscovering the Organism in Phylogenetic Biology", and the IDEA Award Plenary featuring the 2020 IDEA Awardees Scott Edwards and Rich Kliman on "Undergraduate diversity at Evolution: History, Impact and Future Potential". Go to the Virtual Evolution 2021 Schedule to see all of the planned events!
Code of Conduct
We have a code of conduct at all our meetings; we encourage reporting of issues to members of the joint meeting council or members of our executive committee. All three societies are dedicated to making the meeting a welcoming place to all with no discrimination or harassment. To this end, we have created a form to aggregate the useful suggestions that have come in so far. To provide a suggestion, go here. To see the suggestions so far, please go here (SSB does not vet or approve of these suggestions -- we're merely aggregating them now for future discussion). Note that the form has been populated with public suggestions proposed on Twitter and Facebook so far (though the comments were made associated with names, it's not clear that people want their name associated, so only the first initial is included -- if you want your name included, please contact Brian O'Meara). We'll be doing more moving forward -- this is just a rapid response to capture ideas while they're fresh