The main scientific event in our calendar each year is our annual congress. The annual congress has been organised since our inauguration in 1995. We meet in a unique location every year which has been selected following a thorough bidding process.

Today, the ECSS congress ranks among the leading sport science events in the world. It offers a range of invited lectures, symposia and oral presentations as well as workshops, satellites, poster sessions, award opportunities and our world-class exhibition (SportEx). Every year the congress welcomes approximately 3000 international participants from sport science and related fields.


The invited programme (invited sessions and plenary sessions) is constructed at the ECSS winter meeting 1.5years prior to the respective congress. The programme is debated by the Local Scientific Committee and the ECSS Scientific Board.

ECSS encourages all members to actively participate in the building of the invited programme. You are able to submit your proposals via your ECSS account, where you will find the submission link in the “myMembership administration” section.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 15 November two years prior to the congress in question. After this deadline, the submission system is closed and no proposals are accepted outside of this window.

All proposals undergo review by the ECSS Scientific Board and the Local Scientific Committee. Proposals are only accepted for review if they fulfill the submission criteria clearly indicated at the beginning of the submission process.

Due to limited capacity (41 invited sessions and four plenary sessions), ECSS cannot guarantee nor promise you that your proposal will be part of the scientific programme. You will be informed about the acceptance/rejection of your proposal in March following the submission deadline.

Visit our upcoming congress website here.

We have multiple options available for ECSS membership, including special pricing for student members. You now have the chance to sign up for more than one year and make a saving at the same time. By becoming an ECSS member you will become part of an important community and have access to a fantastic range of benefits such as discounts and journal access.
In 2021 ECSS launched its own webinar series: ECSS Webinars, designed especially for ECSS members. Speakers and topics are announced via the ECSS newsletter and social media. We hope you are enjoying this new initiative and welcome your feedback!


European College of Sport Science

Aachener Strasse 1053-1055
50858 Cologne Germany

Phone: +49 221 9626 2771
Fax: +49 221 9626 2779


Copyright © 2022 by the European College of Sport Science. All rights reserved.
The ECSS is a non profit organisation, dedicated to Sport Science.

Supported by SporTools GmbH