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Dear Arachnologists and friends of the European Society of Arachnology,
We are happy to invite you to the 32nd European Congress of Arachnology 2021. It will be the first ECA virtual meeting and take place between 
Monday, August 23rd and Thursday, August 26th in the afternoons (CEST)

The virtual meeting will focus on the early career researchers who had few opportunities to present their work for more than a year due to the pandemic. Therefore, arachnologist of all stages are welcome to register and submit contributions. However, early career researchers including postdocs are given preference for short talks.

Instead of plenaries given by senior researchers, there will be three keynote talks by early career postdocs. The scientific committee of the ECA selected the following researchers (in alphabetical order) for these keynote talks out of 12 applications:

  • Massimo De Agrò
  • Anna-Christin Joel
  • Elena Piano

The registration platform is open and the deadline for submissions of abstracts for talks and posters is 11th of July. Registration without contribution is possible until the 15th of August. Membership with the ESA is mandatory for attending the conference and there will be a registration fee to support the technical aspects of setting up the conference.

See Registration for more information.

If you already are a member, please check if you have paid your dues. If you would like to attend the conference and become a member, please visit the website of the ESA. You will find information on the registration fees here. If membership fees and congress fees are prohibitive, please contact us.

We are very much looking forward to bringing the community together again with this event.

All the best,
Gabriele Uhl & Peter Michalik