In April 2020 EHBEA will host its 15th annual conference in Krakow and ESLR will be there, too. We will be hosting a satellite meeting titled:

Strategic Social Learning

Time and Place: The meeting will take place all day on the 1st of April, concluding in time for the opening plenary of the main EHBEA conference.


The focus of the meeting will be ‘Strategic Social Learning’. This encompasses, but is not limited to, social learning strategies or transmission biases, their (meta-) cognitive underpinnings and population-level consequences, contingent and context-dependent learning and interactions between learning psychology and individual or population/network properties.

The meeting will be multi-disciplinary, bringing together early-career researchers (ECRs) from biology, psychology, anthropology and economics, as well as drawing upon both empirical and theoretical work. While senior researchers are encouraged to attend, a key aim of this satellite meeting is to centre the work and views of early-career researchers, and to facilitate networking and discussion amongst ECRs from different fields.

Invited talks by ECRs from a range of disciplines will introduce different aspects of the overarching theme, each followed by enough time to discuss empirical and conceptual challenges as well as future directions for that line of research.

The meeting will end with an interactive discussion round providing ample opportunities to share and compare how early-career researchers from different backgrounds approach this burgeoning field, hopefully fostering future collaborations but also establishing peer networks for support and mutual aid.


  • TBA – check back for more details in the coming weeks!


This ESLR satellite symposium is organised by Rachel Harrison and Dominik Deffner. If you have any questions, please send an email to


If you would like to participate, we would like to ask you to register by filling out the form below (there is a limit of 40 participants and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis).

Closer to the event date, we will ask you for a small fee (~€10) to cover lunch and coffee breaks.