Our Workshop

Cal Poly Welcomes You to the 11th Annual C-Wess

Save the Date

May 5th to May 7th, 2017.

Conference Location

Ludwick Community Center Downtown
864 Santa Rosa, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Workshop Locale

Workshop Information

NOTE!: Download parking map for Katie's talk here. Remember this very important code to get free parking: 31925


Download 2017 Program.pdf
2017 Program.pdf


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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

Stacey Rucas Cal Poly, Local Host
Justin Lynn CSUF, Lead Coord
Curtis Atkisson UC Davis, 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

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 El Chorro Regional Park, has become an increasingly popular option for attendees at the Workshop. In 2016 this will also serve as the location of our Opening Reception Thursday night. The main camping fee is being covered by our sponsors.

48 people for Friday and Saturday nights, May 5th - 7th, 2017.

Campsite Registration

To reserve one of these camping spots, please select
"I will camp at El Chorro Regional Park" on the registration page at: Doodle Registration

Campsite Location

El Chorro Regional Park Campground
Campsites Bishop 8, 10-14
California 1, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Campsite Locale

Option 2: Hotel

There is no host hotel this year. Participant members who will not be doing sponsored camping are urged to reserve at their preferred hotel as soon as possible due to the popular travel weekend that coincides with our workshop.

AdmirorGallery 4.5.0, author/s Vasiljevski & Kekeljevic.

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