The International Bat Research Conferences
An overview of past and present IBRC conferences around the world



Every three years an International Bat Research Conference is organized somewhere in the world. It is a five day event which gather scientiests and other bat enthusiasts to exchange knowledge and experience in bat research.


 


 

NEXT SYMPOSIUM

20th International Bat Research Conference (web)
Cairns, Australia ― August 2025
Information will be included here as it becomes available.

Updates
1. The 19th IBRC votes for Australia 2025, where the next conference will be held.
2. Conference confirmed 12. April 2023.


 



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Past International Bat Research Conferences

... Earlier conferences include:

  Period Location Organizers Proceedings
1 6 - 9 September 1968  Hluboka, Czechoslovakia    
2 17 - 22 March 1970  Amsterdam, Netherlands    
3 5 - 10 September 1972  Plitvice, Yugoslavia    
4 22 - 30 September 1975  Nairobi, Kenya
5 6 - 13 August 1978  Albuquerque, USA .  
6 20 August - 3 September 1981 Ile Ife, Nigeria    
7 19 - 23 August 1985  Aberdeen, Scotland .  
8 9 - 15 July 1989

 Sidney, Australia

   
9 3 - 7 August 1992

 Madurai, India

   
10 6 - 11 August 1995  Boston, USA

11 2 - 6 August 1998  Pirenopolis, Brazil    
12 5 - 9 August 2001  Bangi, Malaysia    
13 23 - 27 August 2004  Mikolajki, Poland    
14 19 - 23 August 2007  Merida, Mexico    
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23 -27 August 2010

 Prague, Czechia  Charles University in Prague  
16 11 - 16 August 2013  San Josť, Costa Rica    
17 31 July - 5 August 2016  Umhlanga, South Africa    
18 28 July - 1 August 2019  Phuket, Thailand    
19 7 - 12 August 2022 Austin, Texas (USA) North American Society for Bat Research (NASBR)  
20 August 2025 Cairns, Australia Australasian Bat Society (ABS) and
the Pacific Bat Conservation Network (PacBat)
 


 


 
 

PHOTO GALLERIES

 

  15th International Bat Research Conference
  Post-Conference Excurtion
 
28 - 30 August 2010
  Southern Moravia, Czechia

  149 images

  15th International Bat Research Conference
 
23 - 27 August 2010
  Prague, Czechia

  134 images

  13th International Bat Research Conference
 
August 2004
  Mikolajki, Poland

  4 images


 


 
 
 

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