Welcome to BES2023!

We are delighted that our Annual Meeting will be returning to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, in December 2023.

Join us for BES2023 Europes largest conference dedicated to ecology

What is the BES Annual Meeting?

The British Ecological Society is the oldest ecological society in the world and our Annual Meeting is Europe’s largest conference dedicated to ecology. More than 1,500 delegates from over 50 countries across six continents attended our 2022 meeting in person or online.

We offer an exciting programme of scientific presentations, engaging workshops, networking events, and a commercial exhibition.

We are delighted to be returning to ICC Belfast for this meeting and would like to thank Belfast City Council, Tourism Northern Ireland and Visit Belfast for their support of the BES Annual Meeting 2023.

By attending the BES Annual Meeting you can:

  • Present your work to an audience of ecologists from all around the world.
  • Choose from hundreds of talks and poster presentations across a wealth of ecological interests.
  • Build your network of colleagues across sectors.
  • Discuss hot topics with experts in the field.
  • Learn skills to develop your career, from writing grant proposals to coding with ChatGPT.
  • Hear perspectives from leading ecologists.
  • Meet key organisations in the field.

Registration has now closed for in-person and virtual tickets.

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Exhibition and sponsorship

Reservations of sponsorship and exhibition spaces are now closed.