advancing cultural evolutionary studies


CES 2018

The 2018 conference will be held at Arizona State University in Tempe on October 22-24, 2018. Registration, accommodation and abstract submission are all open at the Conference website, where you can find all relevant information.

Researchers at the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change are the local organizing committee and can be contacted at

Submissions for conference presentations should present empirical research or mathematic models relevant to our understanding of cultural learning or cultural evolution. Submissions should include all authors and affiliations, title, and abstract. Abstract should be no more than 300 words in length. If data from human participants is used, national or cultural origins of the sample(s) studied should be provided. Abstracts are due June 15, 2018. The committee will notify authors by July 7, 2018.


CES 2017

The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History organised and hosted our first international conference in Jena, Germany in September 2017. Nearly 300 cultural evolution researchers gathered at this historic meeting to meet each other and share their discoveries. You can find out more about the 2017 conference here.