At the 8th ESP World conference in 2015, ESP decided to organize ESP World conferences bi-annually, and regional conferences in the intermediate years. The aim of these regional conferences is to enable people from all around the world to share ecosystem services knowledge and strengthen local networks.
Regional conferences 2020/2021
In the period 2020/2021 we will be organising a series of regional conferences. Several regional conferences have already been announced:
- 3rd ESP Latin America and Caribbean Conference, 25-27 November 2020, Mexico City, Mexico (online)
- 2nd ESP MENA Conference, 27-29 January 2021, Rabat, Morocco
- 3rd ESP Africa Conference, 1-5 March 2021, Rwanda
- 3rd ESP Europe Conference, 7-10 June 2021, Tartu, Estonia
- ACES-ESP Conference, 13-16 December 2021, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
- 4th ESP Europe Conference, Spring 2022, Greece
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, several of the dates have been changed and the ESP LAC 2020 conference has changed format to virtual. For most up-to-date information, please visit each conference website.
Suggestions for other regional conferences are welcome, especially from regions not mentioned above. If you are interested in organising an ESP regional conference in 2020/2021, you can express interest by filling out this form and sending it to [email protected].
3rd ESP Latin America and Caribbean Conference
25-27 November 2020, Mexico City, Mexico
The 3rd ESP regional conference for the Latin America and the Caribbean region will take place between 25-27 November 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. The conference theme is Transcending the study of Ecosystem Services towards Transdiscipline and Incidence. The list of sessions and presentations is available here.
The conference will take place in a virtual format. You can register for the event here.
Learn more about the conference at the offical website.
2nd ESP MENA Conference
27-29 January 2021, Rabat, Morocco
Our second conference for the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region with theme Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services into regional and national policies in the Middle East and Northern Africa will take place in Rabat, Morocco.
You can still submit a late session proposal. We encourage everyone who is working in the field of ecosystem services as a scientist/researcher, policy-maker or practitioner to submit a session proposal. Check the call for sessions page for more information and to submit your proposal.
The online abstracts submission system will be open from 23 September to 27 November 2020. Find out more on the official event website.
3rd ESP Africa Conference 2021
Rwanda, 1-5 March
After Kenya and Togo, the ESP Africa conference moves to Rwanda for its third edition, Ecosystem services for the future: Delivering value for Nature, Livelihoods and Economic Investment. We encourage everyone who is working in the field of ecosystem services as a scientist/researcher, policy-maker or practitioner to submit a session proposal. The call for sessions is open until 30 October.
3rd ESP Europe Conference 2021
7-10 June, Tartu, Estonia
Our next regional conference for Europe will take place in Tartu, Estonia under the theme Ecosystem Service Science, Policy and Practice in the face of Global Changes.
The call for sessions is open for additional session proposals. We especially encourage session proposals focusing on the relationship between ecosystems and human health. You can submit a session before 30 September 2020. After we review the new sessions and revise the program, we will re-open the call for abstracts. Please keep an eye on the conference website.
During this conference, pre-conference trainings will be organised. This is a unique opportunity for conference participants to acquire new skills or sharpen existing ones. If you would like to provide a pre-conference training, please contact us at [email protected].
13-16 December 2021, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA
The ACES 2020 conference focuses on linking state-of-the-art science, practice, and decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community and decision makers from around the United States and the globe. The conference which was to take place in December 2020 is now postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more about this conference on the official website.
Regional ESP conferences 2018/2019
The previous cycle of regional conferences included:
- ESP MENA Conference, 22-25 April 2018, Dead Sea, Jordan
- ESP Asia Conference, 9-13 October 2018, Dehradun, India
- ESP Europe Conference, 15-19 October 2018, in San Sebastian, Spain
- ESP Latin America and the Caribbean, 22-25 October 2018, Conference in Campinas, Brazil
- ESP Africa Conference, 17-20 June 2019, Kpalime, Togo
On 3-6 December 2018 our colleagues from A Community for Ecosystem Services held the ACES 2018 Conference in Washington DC, USA.
On 2-6 September 2019 our colleagues from the Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum held the OESF 2019 Conference in Otautachi (Christchurch), Aotearoa New Zealand.
Find out more on our Previous Conferences page.
Regional ESP conferences 2016
ESP regional conferences took place in 2016 for the first time on four different continents: Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Check the previous conferences for more information. Also in North America the bi-annual conference with ACES was held.
To learn from this year ESP has compiled a survey report consisting of survey results of the four conferences. Read the survey report regional conferences 2016.
Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum
From 27-31 March 2017 the Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum took place in Brisbane, Australia. Learn more at the official website of the event.