The Society was founded as the Midwest Benthological Society by 13 charter members at Havana, Illinois, in the spring of 1953. Since then, the Society has met annually at locations across North America.
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June 3-7, 2023 - Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane is Australia’s nature capital. With clear blue skies and a pulsing river at its heart, Brisbane is an adventurous urban metropolis with a relaxed vibe. It celebrates a subtropical climate as an integral part of its alfresco lifestyle and culture. Explore stunning natural assets such as World Heritage rainforests, mountain peaks, waterfalls, and a pristine bay, or immerse yourself in Brisbane’s ancient Aboriginal culture. A wonderland of national park walking trails around Brisbane will see you exploring beautiful terrain. Take a day trip offshore and explore the stunning Moreton Island wrecks with their teeming marine life or discover the North Gorge Walk on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) where you can spot the likes of whales, turtles and manta rays. There are plenty of adventures in the heart of the city too. A vibrant bar and dining scene, stunning new hotels, a jam-packed events calendar and a welcoming attitude means Brisbane embodies the best of Australia.
June 2-6, 2024 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Abstracts from the 2015-2018 annual meetings can be searched for here. Abstracts back to 2011 to added soon.