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UCSB Welcomes You to the 12th Annual C-Wess

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May 4th to May 6th, 2018.

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And What Do We Evolutionists Talk About?

Helen Fisher Steven Pinker Charles Darwin

Throughout evolution, ostracism was death indeed.

~ Helen Fisher

Evolution is an indispensable component of any satisfying explanation of our psychology.

~ Steven Pinker

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.

~ Charles Darwin

About Us

C-Wess: we're an interdisciplinary group of evolutionary scientists

You know, we all meet annually to discuss our works regarding Evolution.

With This Year's Organizers

to whom the success of our group depends

Aaron Blackwell UCSB, Local Host
Justin Lynn CSUF, Lead Coord
Theo Samore UCLA, Lead Coord
Sarah Alami UCSB, Lead Coord
Angela Garcia UCSB
Michael Mills LMU
Eric Schniter Chapman University
Tran Dinh UCLA
Jessica Ayers CSU Fullerton
Michael Latner Cal Poly
Elly Power Stanford University
Amanda Barnes CSU Fullerton
Stacey Rucas Cal Poly

Made Possible by Dedicated Sponsors

  • UCD, Division of Social Sciences
  • UCLA Center for Behavior, Evolution & Culture
  • UCSB, Department of Anthropology
  • Chapman University
  • Cal Poly Social Sciences
  • CSUF, Anthropology & Psychology

C-Wess Poster Awards

1st Place 2014
Alexandra Greenwald

For "Stable isotope measures of childhood diet and foraging in prehistoric Central California"

2nd Place 2014
Matthew Gervais

For "Attitudes regulate enduring relationships: Evidence from RICH economic games in Fiji"

1st Place 2013
Kristin Rauch

For "Too many men: The violence problem?"

2nd Place 2013
Susan Talcott

For "Conflict continuity: Reconstructing trade in Colusa county using obsidian XRF"

1st Place 2012: E. Pillsworth & Jaclyn Ross for "Sexual strategies in pregnant women"
2nd Place 2012: Ryan Schacht for "Explaining sex roles in humans: sex ratio effects in Southwestern Guyana"


We highly recommend the camping, btw

It's survival of the fittest out there... the location of your nest is important!

Option 1: Camping

Camping, this year at Montana de Oro State Park, has become an increasingly popular option for attendees at the Workshop. The main camping fee is being covered by our sponsors.

48 people for Friday and Saturday nights, May 5th - 7th, 2017. Check-in time is 2pm, "with a group hike to follow at 3:30pm."

Campsite Registration

If you wish to camp (again, FREE!), please let us know on the workshop registration website:
Camping Doodle Registration

Campsite Location

Montana de Oro State Park
campsites: 25,26, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34
3550 Pecho Valley Rd, Los Osos, CA 93402

Campsite Locale

Option 2: Hotel

The Lexington Inn in San Luis Obispo is holding a limited number of rooms for our conference members at low rates. Room availability will diminish quickly as the conference approaches!

Room Reservation

Lexington Inn (805) 549-9911
1 King or 2 Doubles for $119/night,
$5 each additional person
Mention "C-Wess California Workshop on Evolutionary Social Sciences"

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