Please mark your calendars and join us for MPIG 2020 which will be held from 16 – 17 October 2020 at the Lester E. Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago! Keep an eye on this website for registration and accommodation details as the event draws near.
This year, it is our great pleasure to announce that Dr. John Mitani of the University of Michigan was elected as MPIG’s Distinguished Primatologist for 2020! Mitani received his PhD from the University of California Davis and has since studied social behavior and communication in a number of apes, including a 20+ year study of a large community of chimpanzees in Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda. Through this research, Mitani has unveiled a myriad of parallels between human and chimpanzee behaviors, which have helped us further understand and challenge what it means to be human. Join us in offering him our many congratulations and thanks for his continued contributions to primatology!