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. The housing reservation portal will open in early Spring 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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