8.30 – 9.00 Registration & Coffee
9.00 – 9.15 Opening speech
9.15 – 10.00 Tom Currie – Cultural Evolution: Opportunities and challenges for investigating a rainforest origin of modern Homo sapiens
10.00 – 10.45 Corey Fincher – Behavioral immunity and the parasite-driven-wedge model of the genesis of cultures and species
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 12.00 Mark Thomas – An African American paternal lineage adds an extremely ancient root to the human Y chromosome phylogenetic tree: What difference does it make?
12.00 – 12.45 Peter Walsh – Pathogen rain, spatial structure and the evolution of human genetic and cultural diversity
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 15.30 Panel discussion A  – “Spatialising” research on genetic diversity. Panellists: Laurent Excoffier, Mark Thomas, Aylwyn Scally, Anders Eriksson, Joseph Lachance
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break
16.00 – 17.30 Panel discussion B  – “Spatialising” research on cultural diversity. Panellists: William Banks, Pete Richerson, Peter Walsh, Tom Currie, Corey Fincher
17.30 – 17.45 Closing speech
17.45 onwards Barbecue



The conference will take place in Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University – Bateman Street, CB2 1LR Cambridge (Map)


Post-Conference Free BBQ

For all those who would like to join us, there will be a free BBQ at the house of one of the conference organisers. Food is free, but please sign up on one of the lists provided at the Registration Table. Taxis will be arranged.