In the course of the 21st annual conference at the Centre for Natural History (CeNak) at the University of Hamburg, the members elected new representatives of the presidium. Prof. Dr. Thomas Bartolomaeus (Bonn) took over the presidency from PD Dr. Michael Ohl, who had not stood for election again. The new Vice President is Prof. Dr. Heike Wägele (Bonn). Dr. Julia Schultz, Dr. Alexander Zizka and Fabian Deister also joined. The latter as spokespersons of the . The also elected new speakers. The previous Vice President, Dr. Dominique Zimmermann, and all other members of the Presidium were confirmed in their positions.