The Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology (SIBE: Società Italia di Biologia Evoluzionistica) http://sibe2017.uniroma2.it/ held their annual meeting in Rome from August 28th-31st. Prof McInerney spoke at the meeting on the first day,on the topic of "The importance of mergers and acquisitions in evolution".
The meeting is a very diverse meeting in terms of content. The registrants are mostly made up of early-career researchers and it is a meeting with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. It is a credit to the organisers and a lovely meeting to attend.
Some people took photos during Prof McInerney's talk and are included in this post.