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COVID-19 policy for LDC attendees

Vaccinations are required for all attendees. Please review the Covid-19 Policy for more details. Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.


Registration is now closed!

Early Bird Registration

Ends 8/13

Advanced Registration
Ends 9/22
Onsite Registration
*Check payment
Registration Type Staying at

the YMCA



Staying at

the YMCA



Staying at
the YMCA
Full registration $150 $215 $175 $240 $200 $265
K12 teachers and students $125 $150 $150 $175 $175 $200
One day $95 $140 $120 $165 $145 $190

Registration fees for participants staying at the YMCA of the Rockies will include morning and afternoon breaks on both Friday and Saturday. All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included with your hotel reservation at the YMCA.

Click here to learn more about Hotel and Shuttle Information

Registration fees for participants staying offsite will include morning and afternoon breaks, meal tickets for Friday (lunch and dinner), Saturday (lunch), the cost of daily visitor passes, and taxes.

Registered participants will be able to attend all regular sessions on both days of the conference. There is an additional fee for the pre-conference field trips.

*Please note that we will not process credit card payments onsite. All payments must be made by check payable to the “Ecological Society of America”.

Cancellation Policy

  1. On or before September 1, 2021: Written request of cancellation must be emailed to A refund of registration payments for cancellations will be honored with a $10 processing fee. If cancellation is due to health-related issues, the processing fee may be waived.
  2. In the event that the conference has to be canceled due to the pandemic, ESA will refund all registrations. Please note you will need to contact YMCA Estes Park for hotel reservation cancellations.

Registration Questions

Why do we ask about your background? In order for us to understand our audience, we ask questions about yourself and your educational setting. This information allows us to prepare our speakers, report our reach to our founders and better monitor the effectiveness of our reach. Information will only be reported in the aggregate. Thank you for your participation. 

**NOTE 1: Login is required to register for the conference.
Login if you are an ESA member. Create a new account if you are not an ESA member.

**NOTE 2: Registration Tips [Save, or Update Responses] Button
To begin the registration process, click on [REGISTER MYSELF/SOMEONE ELSE] and select the applicable registration type. Please note the [SAVE/UPDATE RESPONSES] button on the right side of the screen. You will need to click on the [SAVE/UPDATE RESPONSES] button BEFORE you Proceed to Checkout. If you see a message that you have missed some questions, return to the registration page, and enter your responses again and click on [SAVE/UPDATE RESPONSES].
Should you have further registration difficulties, please email

LDC Participant Liability Waiver

All Attendees must accept the LDC Participant Liability Waiver and show proof of vaccination during registration check-in. You may review the Covid Policy here.

Meeting Code of Conduct

All attendees must accept the ESA Meeting Code of Conduct.