Hosting an ESA conference

Attendees at the inaugural 1986 conference at the Westward Look

The ESA organises several conferences throughout the year in conjunction with local host institutions.  We have an annual World conference, annual regional conferences in the three ESA regions (Americas, Europe, Asia/Oceania), and occasional additional special events.

For the conferences which were cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the hosts have agreed to host instead in 2023 or 2024.

You can find general information on how conferences are organised administratively in the current ESA conference process documentation (latest version approved by the Executive Committee in 2020).

If you are interested in hosting an ESA conference after 2023, or for more information about being a conference host, please contact the President of the ESA, Charles Noussair, at