2023 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon

Fingers of a hand with the letters ESA -For All Ecologists written across it. This is the official logo of the 2023 Annual Meeting in Portland Oregon, USA.

This year’s theme

seeks to help create an ESA for All Ecologists by providing programming and inviting sessions that better engage private- and public-sector ecologists by highlighting projects that are implementing ecological science, collaborating across sectors, educating future scientists and decision makers, and disseminating basic and applied ecology research to those who need it most.

This Year’s Plenaries

Plenary topics have already been approved and speaking dates set. See the list of plenaries which is updated as new topics are accepted.

ESA Awards

We are pleased to announce our previous year’s award winners. Our array of Awards recognize outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity and lifelong commitment to the profession.

Presentations for this year’s award recipients happens during a ceremony at the Ecological Society’s following Annual Meeting.

Learn About Presentations

Get information about session submissions for this year including how to submit your presentation or session for review. Information such as session types, dates, submission instructions and the cancellation policy can be found at the following link.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get general information regarding about ESA meetings with our FAQ’s page. From child care options to registration details our FAQ’s aim to answer your questions about the annual meeting.

Career Central

Though traditionally a society for academics, ESA’s membership has grown and diversified over the years to include scientists in the government and nonprofit sectors, educators, science communicators, and consultants and practitioners in a variety of fields. To support all ecologists regardless of career pathway, we developed resources to aid anybody exploring or considering a career in ecology, plus practical advice for navigating your pathway.

The Portland Convention Center

Site selection plays a role in helping ESA to reduce our environmental impact. We look at how convention centers, hotels, and cites manage their sustainability programs. Portland (Oregon) is among the leaders of convention center sustainability programs. Examples include cities which limit the use of plastic and paper, have a recycling program in place, and offer…

SEEDS Mentors

Meeting Mentor Signup

SEEDS specific events at the Annual Meeting include an orientation meeting and dinner, a mixer, and a breakfast for participants and mentors. Other highlighted events include a diversity luncheon and student events such as section meetings and mixers.


For 25 years, the SEEDS program has been supporting students to participate in our annual gathering of ecologists, which brings together over 3,500 scientists to communicate their research at the annual meeting. As well as hearing from experts in a variety of fields, you will be under direct tutelage from those same experts as you select your own meeting mentor!

Local Attractions and Activities

See our curated selection of locations in and around Portland or link to the most recent updates from the Travel Portland website.

Exhibit, Sponsor and Advertise

Promote your products, services,
technology, equipment and literature to industry professionals, scientists, researchers, educators, administrators and policymakers in the science of ecology and the environmental sciences.

Travel and Hotel Details

Find local hotels, public transportation options, airport directions, and links to local resources to help you get around more easily.

Exhibitors / Advertisers / Sponsors

Check out this year’s prospectus, floorplan, general information and recent announcements. You may use the following link to purchase ESA Exhibit Sponsorship or Advertising.