Field Trip (FT-2) is sold out.

Benefits for ESA Attendees

In an effort to provide affordable hotel room options, the Ecological Society of America has negotiated and contracted with hotels to provide discounted rates to ESA Attendees and Exhibitors. Book your hotel room reservation through ESA’s official housing bureau to secure discounted rates.

Reservation Deadline is FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2023

Why is it important that I make my reservation in the ESA block?

We had to sign contracts to guarantee that a certain number of our attendees will stay in the rooming block to get discounted rooms.

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How does ESA benefit when attendees use the hotel block?

  • We are able to monitor attendance through our housing block. This enables us to plan, be better prepared and submit accurate event counts, all of which helps with cost-containment.
  • Our business value to a city is measured by a ratio between the total number of sleeping rooms booked inside our housing block and the amount of convention center space required. By booking inside the block, you can help maintain our strong business value, which is crucial to our negotiations with cities and cost-containment efforts.
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Courtesy: Justin Katigbak, Travel Portland

Housing and rideshare forum

To help cut costs we created a forum for attendees to chat about possible ride to or room share in Portland, Oregon.

* you will need to register on this website to use the forum.

A hotel lobby and bar.

Crowne Plaza

1441 NE 2nd Ave. 

Single/Double $204

A modern hotel room with big screen and comfortable seating.

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown / Convention Center                      

435 NE Wasco Street

Single/Double $239

A hotel room with twin beds.

Hyatt Regency Portland  

NE Corner of 2nd Ave

Single/Double $259

A large, brightly lit, motel room.

DoubleTree by Hilton

1000 NE Multnomah Street

Single/Double $214

Please note Portland City Occupancy Tax is currently
13.3% and the Tourism Improvement District Tax is 2% as of July 2022.

ESA is not partnered with any 3rd party travel agencies.

Room reservations for the ESA Annual Meeting are handled directly with Connections Housing using the official above booking link.  Phone, fax or email communications from any other company or organization, offering cut-rate housing for the ESA Annual Meeting or stating that they are a viable alternative are not affiliated with ESA or the conference in any manner. While it is not illegal for a travel firm or booking agent to solicit potential customers, it can be difficult to determine the legitimacy of offers from these organizations. Those who opt for alternatives to ESA negotiated rates may find themselves at risk.

Please report any unauthorized housing solicitations to ESA Meetings. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly will I receive a confirmation?

You will receive a confirmation by email within minutes (from email address: If you make changes to a reservation, you will receive an updated confirmation email. Please do not check with the hotel to confirm your reservation until after 8/01/2023, since they will not have your reservation in their system.

What is the hotel cancellation policy?

To avoid a cancellation fee of one night room plus tax, reservations must be canceled 72 hours prior to arrival. If you need assistance during the reservation process or if you have questions about the conference hotels, please contact the Connections Housing via one of the following methods:
Hours: Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST.
Phone: 1-702-659-9510