NEEPS 2020 Cancelled

Corona Virus Update

NEEPS 2020 has been officially cancelled

A note from our president T. Joel Wade

"With much sadness, due to concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), and a desire to not endanger the health of our presenters, and attendees, we regret to inform you that NEEPS 2020 is cancelled. Our plan is to hold NEEPS 2021 in Pittsburgh. You can resubmit your abstract for that conference, hold your accepted abstract for that conference, or submit something new. Also, if you already registered for NEEPS 2020, your registration will be refunded. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, and we hope you understand why we are cancelling NEEPS 2020. We hope to see you in 2021. "

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The NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society will hold its 14th annual Conference on Evolutionary Behavioral Science in Beautiful Pittsburgh PA

Thursday April 2 2020-Sunday April 5 2020

Registration is now open

Please navigate to the registration page link at the top of the page.

NEEPS was established in 2007 as a society dedicated to the the advancement of evolutionary behavioral sciences. We welcome scholars from all fields that focus their research and scholarship of furthering our understanding of human behavior within an evolutionary framework.

NEEPS will be held at the Left Field Meeting Space In Pittsburgh. It is directly across the street from PNC Park, the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The weekend of the conference is opening weekend for the Pirates, hosting the Cincinnati Reds. There will be games Thursday (the home opener), Saturday, and Sunday. If you want to go to the games between the Reds and the Pirates, tickets can be purchased here.

Keynote Speakers

Sarah E. Hill

Evolutionary psychologist from Texas Christian University

Glenn Geher

Evolutionary psychologist from SUNY-New Paltz

All Aboard for the Banquet!

Our banquet this year will be aboard the Gateway Clipper's Duchess Riverboat On Pittsburgh's Three Rivers. We will board a short walk from the conference venue then spend 3 hours cruising the Three Rivers.

When you register, be sure to get a ticket for the banquet!

NEEPS 2020 is hosted by David Widman ( and the JCEvoLab and Juniata College