The Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology Research (BEER) group, the Theoretical Phylogenetics group and the University of Tasmania is excited to host this year’s Australasian Evolution Society Meeting. The meeting will be held in Hobart, Tasmania from the 4th to the 6th of December, 2017 and will be run in conjunction with the annual Phylomania conference (6th to the 8th of December). We hope to have an exciting line up of talks, including plenarys from Professor Craig Moritz, Professor Tobias Uller and Associate Professor Carla Sgro. We also have plenty of social events planned that will make the most of our wonderful city and surrounds. We are looking forward to welcoming you all to AES2017.