This international conference will be
hosted by the Origins Institute (OI) at McMaster University over 5 days
in 2009, from May 25-29.
To celebrate the sesquicentennial for the publication of the 'Origin of
Species,' the OI will bring together scientists from a variety of
disciplines who use natural selection (or a variant thereof) as a
guiding principle in their research.
The conference comprises 9 sessions, each including a keynote address,
an invited lecture, and contributed talks.
Session themes are organised to run from evolution to biodiversity,
cognition, modification - molecules to organisms, and complexity - life
on Earth and beyond.
For information about the 2009 Peter Yodzis Colloquium in Fundamental
Ecology, 'Frontiers of Evolution,' another Darwin celebration at nearby
University of Guelph, running from May 20 to 21, please surf to
A Hindustani music benefit concert for an orphanage-school and home
for the aged will be held immediately following the conference; please
surf to here for information.