Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting

Event Date: 
August 14, 2022 to August 19, 2022

Press registration is now open for the Ecological Society of America’s 2022 Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of professional ecologists. The meeting will run from Sunday through Friday, August 14-19, at the Montréal Convention Centre, 1001 Jean-Paul-Riopelle Place, Montréal, QC.

ESA invites press and institutional public information officers to attend for free (see credential policy).

The Ecological Society of America (ESA), founded in 1915, is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists. Sessions will feature research relevant to both regional and global environmental issues.

This year’s opening plenary will feature Leroy Little Bear, a Blackfoot researcher who was born and raised on the Kainai Nation in Alberta, Canada. Dr. Little Bear is a recognized leader and advocate for First Nations education, rights, self-governance, language and culture. See our other plenaries and keynotes.

To apply, or to receive additional news tips about the ESA Annual Meeting, please contact ESA Public Information Manager Heidi Swanson at

ESA is offering in-person conference attendance pursuant to local government orders and public health guidance. ESA and the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution are committed to hosting a safe event for all participants and to this end, will require all attendees, including press attendees, to comply with safety precautions specified for Montreal, Canada, Province of Quebec, the Canadian Government, and the Palais des congrès de Montréal in addition to the World Health Organization (WHO) and US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and recommendations. Read our COVID-19 code of conduct here.

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The Ecological Society of America, founded in 1915, is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists and a trusted source of ecological knowledge, committed to advancing the understanding of life on Earth. The 9,000 member Society publishes five journals and a membership bulletin and broadly shares ecological information through policy, media outreach, and education initiatives. The Society’s Annual Meeting attracts 4,000 attendees and features the most recent advances in ecological science.

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