The community of people working on Heliconius has dramatically increased in the recent years. Today at least 20 different labs have Heliconius as a main study organism. This yearly meeting brings together people from around the world involved in the study of those butterflies, as well as many researchers with interests in the study of similar questions (e.g. mimicry, speciation, wing development) or in species with phylogenetic or ecological proximity to Heliconius. Recent meetings were held in Sheffield (2016), Panama (2015), Puerto Rico (2014), Cambridge MA (2013) and Cambridge UK (2012).
Please visit www.Heliconius.org for more information on Heliconius butterflies and the labs studying them.
The meeting will be held at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Sud, on the campus St Charles 2 of the Université Paul Valery. This is in the historical center next to the old university and the botanical garden. A map will be placed on this page soon. We plan to have Thursday and Friday dedicated to talks and formal discussions, and two meeting dinners on Thursday and Friday nights. Saturday will be used for more informal discussions, and a picnic in a more natural setting nearby.
We will draft the programme of talks and discussions by July 15, so please send in your proposed abstracts as soon as possible so we can count you in. Those of you who present a poster at the Evolution congress are encouraged to show their poster again at the Heliconius meeting, but may also take this as an oportunity to turn it into a talk, for lively discussions ! Also please take registration as an opportunity to provide any comment or suggestion you might have.
If you need help with preparing your trip, or booking accommodation, please don't hesitate to contact us. We can provide lists of convenient hotels and guest houses. Bear in mind that demand is high at this time of year and especially next to the Evolution/ESEB congress.
The University of Montpellier has allocated a small subsidy which will be used towards providing coffee breaks, and hopefully lunch boxes, depending on catering decisions to be made.
We can provide registration certificates if necessary.