The international Darwin Day is celebrated every year on 12 February to commemorate the birthday and ideas of Charles Darwin. The Israeli celebration of Darwin day has been launched in 2015 by Dr Ram Reshef of the Department of Evolution and Environmental Biology at the University of Haifa. Every year, the symposium is dedicated to a different theme in evolution, with presentations of international and national experts. Previous symposiums focused on behavior, human evolution, development, genetic variation and human language.