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.

In 2021 we are launching new membership options that will reduce your overall costs of remaining an ECSS member. We invite you to renew your membership by logging into your existing ECSS account and signing up for one of our new categories to make this saving.
We are pleased to announce the launch of ECSS Webinars – a brand new sport science webinar series designed especially for ECSS members. Speakers and topics will be announced in the next few weeks on our website.


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