Events and Training

ESA’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California

WHAT:The Ecological Society of America is convening August 4–9 for its 2024 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California. The conference will feature a distinguished roster of speakers, invited talks and thousands of scientific posters and contributed sessions. Meeting plenaries and symposia reflect the meeting theme of “Supporting Ecologists Throughout Their Careers.” This year’s ESA Annual Meeting emphasizes the need for continuous investment in all people who advance the science and practice of ecology. 
WHEN:August 4–9, 2024 
WHO:Thousands of ecological scientists, educators and practitioners will gather from around the world to share new research findings and discuss solutions to today’s ecological and environmental challenges. Dr. Jackie Grant, executive director, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, is the Opening Plenary keynote speaker. She champions scientific research and conservation efforts in the 1.87 million acre National Monument. Dr. Grant applies over two decades of ecological and policy expertise to preserve the biologically important desert landscapes of southwestern Utah and northern Arizona. Dr. Rodolfo Dirzo is the Scientific Plenary keynote speaker. His research centers on the evolutionary ecology of species interactions in a changing world, and he possesses a longstanding dedication to environmental education. He is currently Bing Professor in Environmental Science, in the Departments of Biology Earth System Science, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Associate Dean for Integrative Initiatives in Environmental Justice at Stanford University. Additional plenary and keynote speakers, as well as more detailed program information, will be announced in the coming weeks.ESA invites press and institutional public information officers to attend for free (see credential policy below). To apply, please contact ESA Public Affairs Manager Mayda Nathan at
WHERE:In Person: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802Virtual: A limited number of sessions will be streamed live for viewing and virtual press attendees will have full access to the program To learn more about this year’s meeting, please visit the ESA 2024 Annual Meeting website.