CIAC hosts triennial conferences, and also endorses other meetings in the intervening years. The conference is truly international, and has been hosted on every continent except Antarctica. The next triennial meeting will be in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA in 2018.

Enjoy the gallery of group photos below, or use the list below to find more detailed information on previous conferences. Many conference pages are missing information (programs, abstract books, photos, etc.). If you attended any of the conferences below and have materials we are missing, please share them with us by contacting the web team (


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CIAC 2018 – St. Petersburg, Florida, USA

CephsInAction & CIAC 2017 – Heraklion, Greece

CIAC 2015 – Hakodate, Japan

Coleoid Cephalopods Through Time 2014 – Zurich, Switzerland

Giant Pacific Octopus Symposium 2014 – Seattle, WA, USA

CIAC 2012 – Florianópolis, Brazil

Cephalopods Past and Present 2010 – Dijon, France

CIAC 2009 – Vigo, Spain

Coleoid Cephalopods Through Time 2008

CIAC 2006 – Hobart, Tasmania

CIAC 2003 – Phuket, Thailand

CIAC 2000 – Aberdeen, UK

Simposio Internacional Sobre Calamares del Pacífico 1999 – Trujillo, Peru

CIAC 1997 – Capetown, South Africa

Symposium: Evolution of Coleoid Cephalopods 1995 – Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Malacological Congress 1995 – Vigo, Spain

CIAC 1994 – Vico Equense, Italy

Southern Ocean Cephalopods Symposium 1993 – Cambridge, UK

Symposium 9: Life Style and Performance in Cephalopods 1992 – Cambridge, UK

CIAC 1991 – Tokyo, Japan

ICES Shellfish Life Histories Symposium: Contributed Paper Session on Squid Recruitment 1990 – Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

CIAC 1988 – Washington, D.C., USA

CIAC 1985 – Banyuls-sur-Mer, France

CIAC 1981 – Plymouth, UK