6th International Berlin Bat Meeting: The human perspective on bats

22nd – 24th March 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We wish to extend a cordial invitation to you to participate in the 6th International Berlin Bat Meeting to be held online from 22nd – 24th March 2021.

With this conference, we would like to foster an exchange of ideas related to ‘human perspectives on bats’. We are especially keen on crossing disciplinary boundaries and hope that the discussion among bat biologists, social scientists, economists, ecologists, teachers, and conservationists will advance the field substantially. 

In light of the current travel restrictions and the uncertain dynamics of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to organize an online conference instead of offering a hybrid event. The conference will be delivered remotely with live lectures via video link in Central European Time. A stable internet connection is required. For colleagues in other time zones we will also offer the opportunity to watch the videos on demand.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you online in March 2021!

Christian C. Voigt, Tanja Straka and the batlab team
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin

Scientific programme

The full programme including the time schedule for the talks is now available:


You may register at https://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/bat2020/en.

Registration fees for online attendance:
Regular fee: 190 Euro
Reduced fee*: 160 Euro

*The reduced rate applies to participants resident in and affiliated with organisations of non-high-income countries (see World Bank classification) and students of any country.

Cancellation policy

In case of cancellations, refund of registration fees will be as follows:

  • for cancellations made before 7th February 2021:  80% refund
  • for cancellations made between 7th February and 7th March 2021:  50% refund
  • for cancellations made after 7th March 2021:  no refund possible

If you have to cancel your registration, please send us an e-mail at 6thIBBM2021@izw-berlin.de. Please note that your cancellation is not valid unless you have received a confirmation by e-mail from us.

Conference Newsletter

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If you have any questions, please contact us at 6thIBBM2021@izw-berlin.de.

Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)
Alfred-Kowalke-Str. 17, 10315 Berlin