BBQ, Banquet, & Student Lunch

Please note that food event purchases (BBQ, banquet, or student lunch) cannot be accepted after  Sunday, 5/28 (midnight). The registration form will remain open after that date, but the items relating to the food event purchases will no longer be available (visible).

Society for Open Inquiry in Behavioral Science (SOIBS)

As you may know, the Society for Open Inquiry in Behavioral Science (SOIBS) is a relatively new organization that is dedicated to defending and preserving open inquiry and academic freedom. As founding members of SOIBS, and long time members of HBES, Catherine Salmon and Mike Mills are organizing a small, informal lunch gathering at the HBES conference for SOIBS members (and for those who may be interested in joining).  We will be meeting for an informal lunch at the hotel bar/restaurant, “Rocks,” on Friday, June 2nd, at 11:30.  Please mark your calendar if you can join us!   Also, if you know of others who may be interested, please feel free to pass along this invitation.

Hotel Shuttle Service Abandoned

We’re looking forward to seeing folks in person again at HBES Palm Springs. We want to give people who are flying in a heads up that the hotel abandoned its shuttle service to the airport during covid and the district manager decided not to reinstate it. So, while the hotel is about 1.5 miles from the airport, we do not suggest walking in the mid-day sun (if you land really early or late you might want to stretch your legs but remember it can be quite hot here). You can get Uber and Lyft from the airport to the hotel for about $6 and there is usually a collection of taxis around when flights land. The pick-up for both is immediately outside baggage claim.

Smooth travels everyone!

Undergraduate Social Event

Are you an undergraduate student, recent college graduate, or post-bacc attending HBES? Feel free to attend the undergraduate social event to meet up with other undergrads! This will occur early in the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, May 31st, from around 6:00pm to 6:30pm (in the Ballroom Foyer). Look out for Amanda Kirsch who will have a sign so you’ll know where to go. If you have any questions, email Amanda at

LGBTQ+ Networking and Social Event

Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community or an ally? Come to the LGBTQ+ Networking and Social Event on Wednesday (May 31) at 8pm (right after the Welcome Reception) at the hotel bar (Marriott Renaissance Hotel). Schmooze with other HBES attendees, meet new friends, catch up with old ones, or find colleagues to collaborate with. Any questions, contact Michael Barlev at

Conference Schedule and Program

The conference schedule and the program book can be found on this page >>

Please note that the schedule has been updated on Apr 2026, 2023.

Poster Dimensions and Set-Up 

Posters should be 36” x 48” in landscape orientation. Poster boards and pins for displaying the posters will be provided, just bring your poster!

WEBS (Women in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences) 

WEBS (Women in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences) are pleased to announce this year’s Speed Mentoring and Networking event  at HBES will be held on Thursday, June 1st at 7:00 pm PST (following the poster session) in the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in downtown Palm Springs. Come connect with us!

Registration for the event is at

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