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ISAL announces the ALife News newsletter!

Big news! ISAL is launching the ALife News newsletter! The newsletter will be published regularly. Our goal is to provide a way for the community to communicate beyond the annual conference, and to provide a window on what ALife researchers around the world are up to. ALife News will be distributed by email and archived […]


First Artificial Life Virtual Seminar Now Online!

The first of our new series of Artificial Life Virtual Seminars has now taken place, featuring Hiroki Sayama. To view the recording and see the schedule of upcoming seminars, visit


Call for Nominations: 2020 ISAL Awards

The International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL) is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the 2020 ISAL Awards. Please take a few minutes to nominate the researchers you admire so that they can be formally recognised for their achievements. The award categories are as follows: The Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize an individual […]



Latest tweets from @alifeofficial

We will begin the #ALife2020 Twitter Conference tomorrow August 12 to the 31! We will post 5 talks w/ videos & papers per day. Make sure to ask lots of questions to the speakers.

MIT Press Proceedings:
Public Video Playlist:

Our newly-redesigned website is now live at! Along with the appearance, this update included some back-end changes that make it easier for more people to contribute. So if you're interested in writing a blog post or helping curate resources, get in touch!

As promised, I just published a blog post which is a How-To on planning virtual science conferences (and making them fun and social) with @LHDnets.

#ScienceTwitter #onlineconference #Alife2020

Rise of the Self-Replicators is now published! My book with @AnimAlanDorin available softcover & ebook from PLUS, the free author-formatted PDF of the entire text will be posted on within the next week! Stay tuned for further news.

Excited to announce that @BertChakovsky will be presenting 'Lenia, Life, and Intelligence' for Cross Roads on Friday, August 21! Tickets are free as always ✌️ #ai #intelligence #crossroads

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Next ISAL conference
ALIFE 2021
Prauge, Czech Republic
Other upcoming conferences
SAB 2020
Cergy-Pontoise, France
September 22nd, 2020 - September 24th, 2020
April 15th, 2020

ANTS 2020
Barcelona, Spain
October 26th, 2020 - October 28th, 2020
April 17th, 2020

IEEE ALife 2020
Virtual (previously Canberra), Australia
December 1st, 2020 - December 3rd, 2020
August 22nd, 2020

EvoStar 2021
Seville, Spain
April 7th, 2021 - April 9th, 2021
November 1st, 2020