News & Updates

Thank You! The meeting in Austin was a great success! Thank you to everyone that attended and participated. It was really great to catch up with old friends, make new connections, and spend a week sharing amazing science.

Compiled Abstract Booklet. A compiled booklet of all abstracts is now available. The final program and abstract booklet are available on the Program Highlights page.

COVID-19 Updates. The IBRC organizers are continuing to make the conference as safe as possible for all attendees. Please see the updated COVID-19 initiatives in place for the conference including free masks for attendees, 50% capacity during concurrent sessions, and an outdoor dining area.

Mentor Lunch. IBRC is continuing the NASBR tradition of organizing a Mentor Lunch! Trainees will have the opportunity to sign up for a small group lunch with an experienced bat researcher. Mentors include academics, consultants, and industry workers. For a current list of mentors please visit our Mentor Lunch webpage. Formal student sign-up coming soon.

Presentation Guidelines. Don't leave your presentation prep to the last minute! Full conference guidelines for both oral and poster presentations are available online now!

Abstract submission deadline extended to May 8th! We're thrilled with the response so far, with hundreds of attendees registered from nearly 30 countries so far. But we know this is a hectic time of year for many, so we hope this extension relieves a bit of stress.

Looking to submit your abstract? Details about abstract format can be found at To submit your abstract, use the link provided in the confirmation email you received when you registered. Registration is required prior to abstract submission.

Roost-Mate Finder is LIVE!!! Are you looking for a room mate to split hotel costs during IBRC? Head on over to our roost-mate finder to connect with others looking to share!

Letters of invitation.  If you are in need of a letter of invitation to the IBRC for travel visa or funding purposes, please contact the organizers.

Register for our Student Fundraiser Boat Cruise on the Colorado River! All proceeds go directly to funding student attendees. Visit the Excursions page for details. Registration for Student Fundraiser Boat Cruise is available through the NASBR tour registration page.

Registration for conference excursions are now open! Visit the Excursions page for details on all available tours! Registration for tours is available through the NASBR tour registration page.

Workshop proposals are now open! Visit the Workshops page to get started planning your workshop and access the submission form! Worshop submissions have been extended to April 20!

Registration is now open! See the Registration page to learn what is included with registration, and for links to complete the registration process!

When: 07 Aug 2022 – 12 Aug 2022

Begins with an evening reception on the 7th August and concludes with a banquet on the evening of the 12th. A mid-conference day of workshops and networking time is planned.

Where: Austin, Texas  - The Bat Capital of America

Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street, Austin TX 78701, USA

Just a ten-minute walk from over a million free-tailed bats at the Congress Avenue Bridge

Keep me updated!

Brought to you by:

Local hosts: Tigga Kingston and Liam McGuire

Thanks to our generous sponsors:

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