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Call for proposals

2021 Ecsite Conference

Stavanger, Norway 10 June 2021 - 12 June 2021

The call for session proposals for the 2021 Ecsite Conference is suspended.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will not be meeting in Stavanger in 2021. Read more about this decision, taken by the Ecsite Board on 20 October 2020.

The information below is related to the call opened between 19 August and suspended on 22 October 2020.

The Ecsite Conference sessions are created, designed and led by professionals within the community and are full of creativity, debate and unique experiences, from traditional panel sessions to idea-jams and anything in between.

Submitted session proposals will be evaluated and selected by the Conference Programme Committee, whose members are science engagement experts and representatives of Conference hosts.

Your session proposal must:

  • focus on what participants will be getting from the session
  • foster peer learning and present honest lessons learned
  • include speakers and convenors from different countries and projects
  • include a complete list of speakers
  • ensure a gender balance
  • involve a committed and skilled convenor
  • be new to the Ecsite Conference

Check the FAQs for more information.

The Programme Committee is accepting re-submissions of sessions proposed to the Ecsite Conference that couldn't be held in Ljubljana in June 2020. There is no guarantee the sessions will get accepted again - past and new proposals will go through one and the same selection process.

New to the Conference?

Submitting a session proposal when you haven't been to an Ecsite Conference might not feel like an easy task. Worry not! Use the Conference forum or the Ecsite app to connect with others. If using the app, browse the "bumblebees", who can help connect you with others, which is especially useful if you don't know where to begin.

Use the Ecsite app to shape session ideas

Whether this will be your first Ecsite Conference or your 31st, the Ecsite app is still THE tool to create connections and initiate conversations. The meetups function makes it easier to find others in the community who might want to brainstorm a new session idea or join as speakers in an already shaped proposal. You launch the meetup, and we promote it to the Ecsite community - get planning!

Sessions archive

Browse the sessions from all Ecsite Conferences.



Check out our compilation of everything you need to know in detail about submitting a session proposal. (benefits & deadlines)

Frequently asked questions