Winter meeting 2020 - Meetings

Tue, 1 Dec 2020 - Wed, 2 Dec 2020

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Despite the change in circumstances we hope you can still join us for our Winter Meeting, which will be a mix of presentations, workshops, our AGM and a primate quiz!

A little taster of the programme to whet you appetite!! 

Plenary Speaker: Asian Primates & Asian Primatology: Status, Issues, Constraints, Gaps, and Options

Assoc Prof Ramesh Boonratana of Mahidol University.  An outstanding conservationist, with a focus on Asian primates

2020 Osman Hill Memorial Lecture:  Reflections on the Expensive Tissue Hypothesis

Prof. Leslie Aiello FBA.  A leading biological anthropologist, President Emerita, Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Professor Emerita, University College London

Workshop One: Use of technology to analyse video footage. The workshop will start with a short presentation (~15 minutes) on the various automated methods that can be used to analyse video footage of primates including animal detection, individual recognition and tracking. This will be followed by a practical on using a particular piece of free software deeplabcut ( to try finding landmarks such as eyes, nose and ears in your own videos using preexisting primate, cat or dog models. Attendees will need access to google chrome and one or more videos of primates, cats or dogs (or similar animals).

Workshop Two: Careers in Primatology and Beyond. The workshop allows participants to discuss and explore careers in primatology or where starting a career in primatology can lead to!  Joining the workshop will be; Ben Garrod discussing public engagement/science TV. Zanna Clay discussing academic research. Simon Husson founder of Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project; Director of Borneo Nature Foundation. Andrea Dempsey  discussing captive care and conservation work and Lewis Dean discussing research policy.

 Don't forget to buy your raffle ticket, some amazing prizes to be won!



We are pleased this year to be sponsored by Cambridge University Press, who are offering a 30% discount to conference participants.  Please follow this link:

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