• CIO 2023

    21° Italian Ornithological Congress
    September 5-9, 2023
    Varese, University of Insubria

    The congress will be held in Italian and English
  • Program

    Soon to be published
    97 talks and 136 posters

    Discounted prices for participants
    Book here

Submit your contributions as Oral talks or Posters by April 12th 2023

Submission is closed

Fill out the form and register for the congress

Latest News
Mercoledì 19 aprile

Want to be a CIO 2023 staff member?

We are looking for young volunteers to support the organisation in various tasks

Do you like the world of communication and scientific research?
Do you want to get involved and get to know researchers closely,  enthusiasts, their discoveries and experiences?

If you answered “yes” then you cannot miss the opportunity to attend  at the XXI Italian Ornithology Conference in Varese on 5-9 September 2023 as a staff member.

There are 20 places available, divided into the following positions

  • Reception and secretariat
  • Photographer for social communication
  • Audio visual computer technician
  • Poster assistant
  • Auction moderator
  • Accompanist for foreign guest


  • Ability to relate to the public, friendliness, charisma
  • Ability to handle many requests while reacting quickly
  • Knowledge of the campus, classrooms, facilities (also of the city of Varese)
  • Passion for the subject
  • Knowledge of the English language


Giovedì 13 aprile

Submission of contribution proposals closed

As many as 243 abstracts received from 23 countries and 4 continents!

The time window for submitting scientific contribution proposals for the CIO 2023 closed on 12 April. We are inundated with abstracts! As many as 243 proposals arrived via the online submission form, divided between 101 oral contribution proposals and 137 posters. Hard work now awaits the Scientific Committee, which will have to evaluate the contents and aggregate them into coherent thematic sessions. Proposers will receive the results on the acceptance of the proposal around mid-May. The desire to internationalise the CIO seems to be bearing fruit: in addition to Italy, proposals for co-authors have been received from – or affiliated with – 21 foreign countries (Austria, UK, Sweden, Croatia, France, Switzerland, Spain, Czechia, Russia, Portugal, Senegal, Lithuania, Germany, Slovenia, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, South Africa, USA, Romania, Argentina).

Please note that contribution proposals received at the congress email addresses will not be considered.

Mercoledì 29 marzo

Deadline for submissions extended to 12 April

A few more days to send proposals to the Scientific Committee

The CIO 2023 Scientific Committee has decided to extend by a few days the deadline for submitting proposals for scientific contributions – oral or poster papers – for the CIO 2023. The new deadline is 12th April, after which it will not be possible to access the online submission form. No further extensions are foreseen!

In the meantime, we thank the many ornithologists who have already sent in proposals on interesting and challenging topics! The outcome of the Scientific Committee’s evaluation of the proposals is expected by mid-May.