Frequently Asked Questions

Will the 2022 Annual Meeting be in person or virtual?

If public health conditions allow, the 2022 Annual Meeting will be an in-person meeting in Montréal, with all speakers attending in person. If an in-person meeting is not possible, the meeting will be virtual, with all sessions held online.

Do I need a passport to attend this conference?

Yes, you will need a current passport if you are traveling from outside Canada. If your passport is due to expire within 6 months of this conference (February 2023), then you should plan to renew it in advance of the conference.

How do I start a new submission? Do I need to log in? The website is different this year!

We have a new submission website this year, and the process is a little different than in previous years. You will need to sign in to start a new submission or return to complete a previously started one. You will be redirected to log in using an ESA membership account. You don’t need to be a current member to log in. If you have been an ESA member or registered for an ESA meeting in recent years, then you will have an account you can use to log in. If you don’t have an account, you can create one (without any membership transaction required). Once you are logged in, you will be able to begin your submission.

If you have trouble logging in, and you need any help such as your password reset, or your membership information looked up, please contact Our submission deadlines are firm, so if you don’t have an ESA account or haven’t used yours recently, please check on this in advance. You can always return to start or complete a submission up through the deadline.

How do I submit an abstract for a talk or poster?

We will announce the call for contributed talks and posters right after New Year’s. The deadline to submit an abstract for either of these will be Thursday, March 3rd .

What are the submission deadlines for session proposals and abstracts?

The abstract deadline will be Thursday, March 3rd, 2022. For other deadlines please see our list of important dates.