BES2023 registration and abstract submissions now open

Registration and abstract submissions are now open for Europe’s largest conference dedicated to ecology, the BES Annual Meeting.

Join us for BES2023 Europes largest conference dedicated to ecology

In 2022 more than 1,500 delegates from over 50 countries attended the BES Annual Meeting in person or online. This year the event is set to be bigger than ever as it returns to the beautiful city of Belfast in Northern Ireland from 12-15 December 2023.

Share your work and learn from others

The BES Annual Meeting is an opportunity to share your research with a massive global audience of ecologists. Each year hundreds of ecologists present a talk or a poster at the event, and the numerous concurrent streams cater to a wealth of ecological areas. Online presentations also allow you to share your work from anywhere in the world.

No matter which area of ecology you work in, you can find your audience and learn new things at BES2023. Learn more and submit an abstract to BES2023.

BES2023: Delegates at our annual meeting gather round to discuss the posters on display

Be part of the conversation with leaders in the field

In addition to an open-call for abstracts, BES2023 will have a wide-ranging curated programme of talks delivered by experts from across sectors. Keep your eyes peeled for the programme of inspiring thematics – sessions which delve into hot topics in ecology and allow you to be a part of the discussion through interactive Q&As.

Four internationally renowned plenary speakers have already been announced for this year’s Annual Meeting, to meet our exciting line-up click here.

Build your network

Delegates at all career stages will join the conference from all six inhabited continents, countless institutions representing various sectors including government, academia, energy, and infrastructure. The BES Annual Meeting is an unparalleled opportunity to build your network and establish contacts with other ecologists, with numerous networking opportunities ranging from the large poster sessions and conference party, to Special Interest Group socials.

BES2023 Delegates laughing while waiting for the plenary sessions to begin

Touch up your skills and stay ahead of the curve

Each year the BES Annual Meeting offers a programme of workshops, thematic sessions and plenary talks that equip delegates with skills and knowledge that support their career and understanding of topical issues. This year’s sessions will cover areas such as fire ecology, ethical fieldwork, and regenerative agriculture.

Check back at the end of July for a full list of the thematics and workshops on offer at BES2023.

Want to get involved in BES2023?

To join the conversation and represent your ecological niche submit your abstract by 6 September, and secure your place at Europe’s largest ecological conference by 26 October to unlock early bird discounts.

Last year tickets for our annual meeting sold out, so make sure to register early to ensure you don’t miss out on the networking and peer-to-peer learning opportunities at BES2023.

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