1988 - Dunedin
1st International Penguin Conference
Dunedin, New Zealand | 16-19 August 1988
The first ever conference to be fully devoted to penguin science was held in what is believed to be the cradle of penguins, New Zealand, not far from where the rarest of all penguins breeds, the Yellow-eyed penguin.
1992 - Phillip Island
2nd International Penguin Conference
phillip island, australia | 24-28 August 1992
Oceania sibling rivalry led to the 2nd penguin conference being held in Phillip Is., Australia, the only place where human settlements made way for penguins. For the littelest species of them all, no less.
1996 - Cape Town
3rd International Penguin Conference
Cape Town, South Africa | 1996
Moving to South Africa, the third international penguin conference took place in another hot spot for penguins, the Cape of Good Hope.
2000 - La Serena
4th International Penguin Conference
la serena, Chile | 2000
The fourth conference was held on the southern fringes of the Atacama desert, a habitat most people do not associate with penguins. Yet, the most important breeding region for Humboldt penguins was only an hour's bus ride away.
2004 - Ushuaia
5th International Penguin Conference
Ushuaia, Patagonia, Argentina | 6-10 September 2004
For the fifth conference, the penguin science community congregated as close to the Antarctic continent as possible, in the depth of Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia.
2010 - Boston
7th International Penguin Conference
Boston, Massachusetts, USA | 29 August-3 September 2010
The seventh penguin conference was held in Boston, while the city experienced searing heat just to be followed by the approach of a tropical cyclone. No wonder climate change was a key topic of presentations.
2013 - Bristol
8th International Penguin Conference
Bristol, United Kingdom | 2-6 September 2013
The eighth international penguin conference and the second IPC to be held in the northern hemisphere (in a row, no less) where penguins are as popular as they are absent.
2016 - Cape Town
9th International Penguin ConGRESS
Cape Town, South Africa 5-9 September 2016
IPC9 took place in Cape Town - the second time South Africa has hosted the event. The meeting attracted almost 300 delegates and was held at the conference venue at the Two Oceans Aquarium.
2019 - Dunedin
10th International Penguin Conference
Dunedin, New Zealand 24-29 August 2019
For its tenth anniversary, IPC comes back to where it all began 31 years ago - Dunedin, New Zealand. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the University of Otago it is bound to be something special.