General Information

Where is the 2015 Annual Meeting?
The 2015 Annual Meeting will be at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

When does the Annual Meeting begin and end?
The meeting runs Sunday, August 9 through Friday, August 14. The scientific program begins Sunday evening with the Opening Plenary at 5 pm and concludes at noon on Friday. Weekend events (workshops and field trips) also take place on Saturday and Sunday (August 8 and 9). A general schedule is available here (PDF).

What is the meeting theme?
“Ecological Science at the Frontier: Celebrating ESA’s Centennial”

It’s the ESA Centennial! Will this be a large meeting with special events?
Yes, definitely. This is a celebration you don’t want to miss.

Do I need to be a member to attend?
No, but registration rates are reduced for members.

I’m an invited speaker. Do I need to register to attend?
Yes. This is true for all speakers as well as attendees who are not presenting. Sorry, we can’t waive or reduce registration for speakers since most of our attendees do present. We typically have over 800 invited speakers every year, so exceptions are unfortunately not possible.

When will the program be posted online?

Usually a partial preliminary program (most sessions except the contributed sessions) is available in March and a complete preliminary program is available by early June. The online program becomes final a little later in June.

What are some fun things to do in and around Baltimore?
Baltimore has a website that has detailed information about various attractions. You can see it here.