The Animal Behavior Society annual meeting in Chicago was outstanding! I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the WFAB mentorship program where I met amazing peers. I attended many thought-provoking talks and posters. And I’m so proud of my students! Chris Kopack gave an amazing talk, and Aaron Wikle won honorable mention for his poster about vibrational communication in our Hawaiian field crickets!
I had the pleasure of organizing a symposium about how new animal conversations begin. All of our speakers were wonderful, and I learned so much. Perhaps my favorite part was the co-talk Robin and I gave that included high fives. Thank you so much Gil Rosenthal, Molly Morris, Rafa Rodriquez, Damian Elias, Malcolm Rosenthal, and Brett Seymoure for participating!
I met so many brilliant and fun people–I can’t wait for ABS next year!