"First ESA Conference" Stories

The following essays describe different students' experiences at their first ESA annual meeting. We hope that students who are planning to go to ESA for the first time can read them and get useful info, learn about the meeting from a student's perspective, or at least maybe calm their nerves.

Essay 1: Totally overwhelmed

Essay 2: Plan before you go! Get involved! Meet new people!

Essay 3: I felt like I had been introduced to the club of ecologists, a club that was friendly and helpful

Essay 4: It is okay to take breaks!

Essay 5: A life-changing experience