Ecology Across Borders: Registration Now Open

Register now and join 1200 international ecologists in Ghent this December at Europe’s largest and most influential ecological conference.

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for ‘Ecology Across Borders,’ the Joint Annual Meeting organised by BES, GfÖ, and NecoV, in association with the EEF.

Earlybird registration will be open until 17:00 (BST), Friday 20 October. If you book before this date, you can save up to £100, so book today!

Included in the price is:

  • Access to all 4 plenary talks, parallel sessions covering over 12 diverse topics each day and all lunchtime workshops
  • An opportunity to network with 1200 international ecologists
  • Lunch on 3 days
  • Tea and coffee breaks
  • Welcome Mixer with drinks and nibbles
  • Two poster Sessions with drinks and nibbles
  • A choice of other social events (refreshments provided)
  • Printed programme and conference bag

This year we are proud to introduce an Accompanying Person and Discounted Family rate ticket and we have information on the website for all those travelling to Ghent with families.

Ecology Across Borders will showcase internationally renowned plenary speakers, diverse thematic topic sessions, and interactive workshops forming the main scientific programme.

In addition our social programme is second to none. There are lots of great opportunities for informal networking including; the welcome mixer on the Monday evening, two poster sessions, the Special Interest Groups social events, and not forgetting our entertaining conference dinner! This year we are also running a number of cultural post conference tours, so you can enhance your stay in Ghent.

Our exhibition area is the hub for our posters, games and our fantastic exhibitors. Each of the partner societies will be present here, so do make sure to say hello. Our last day is Christmas day, so don’t forget to bring your festive outfit – we have seen some great jumpers in previous years!

Once you are registered, we have lots of information to help you plan your stay. The conference website has information on Travelling to Ghent and Accommodation. Please note, December is busy in Ghent, so we recommend you make arrangements soon.

We’re proud of the friendly and welcoming atmosphere at our meetings – bringing people together to forge partnerships and share knowledge – and hope to see you there.

Here’s a video of some of the fun we had at the BES Annual Meeting in Liverpool last year!