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Ticket discount ends Jan 31st

Our most affordable tickets are available to purchase until the end of the month, so make sure you get yours before they disappear. Prices start from only £75 for a full four-day pass for early careers researchers (up to 5 years post doc), and £225 for a full delegate pass. All registrations are entitled to a year long complimentary subscription to Nature at this time.

You can also book your accommodation when you register to attend ESOF. We have worked hard with our city partners to bring you the best deals for your stay in Manchester. With the summer set to be busy with not only ESOF but major international sporting events, make sure you take advantage of these deals.

To register to attend please click here.

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Media registration opens

We are delighted to announce our ESOF press accreditation is available for journalists and science communications professionals to register for the conference. Accreditation provides complimentary access to the full ESOF programme, social events and a range of exclusive press only activities. Further details of the eligibility criteria and registration process can be found here.

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Social programme update

ESOF 2016 will officially kick-off on Sunday 24th July with a vibrant Opening Ceremony which promises to be a spectacular welcome to Manchester, with many well-known faces and a few surprises in store.

Events for delegates are scheduled throughout the conference, explore more on our website.


Dr Hermann Hauser

Dr Hermann Hauser

Successful entrepreneur and venture capitalist Hermann Hauser will be joining us this summer. 

Hermann has a distinguished track record of investment in the technology sector - co-founding ACORN computers and having a large part to play in the development of ARM, a computer architecture used in processors.

He will join a panel of business experts, discussing technology investment in the Science to Business programme. 

A man looking at the programme for ESOF

Competition winner

Last month we asked you to tell us what you thought of ESOF and what you want to see at the conference this summer. We received an overwhelming number of responses - this will make 2016 bigger and better than ever before!

Our lucky winner of a two night stay at the luxury Lowry Hotel was Francisco Gonçalves a Marie Curie Research Fellow from the University of Leicester.

Congratulations! We hope that you enjoy your stay in Manchester.

International Conservation & Commercial Breeding Symposium

Upcoming event...

International Conservation and Commercial Breeding Symposium

Next month Chester Zoo will be hosting the International Conservation and Commercial Breeding Symposium: innovation, challenges and future direction in conjunction with Marketing Cheshire.

The symposium will bring together leading thinkers from research, industry and zoos including Dr Bengt Hoslt, Copenhagen Zoo and Dr Rebecca Spindler , Taronga Conservation Society Australia - to discuss our current practices in breeding, the common pitfalls and future advancements in this field. More information can be found here.


Upcoming event...

3rd European Conference of Science Journalists at EuroScience Open Forum 2016

The 3rd European Conference of Science Journalists once again takes place in conjunction with ESOF.

The conference will focus on contemporary issues in science journalism, giving new skills to and encouraging newcomers and allowing journalists to connect with their colleagues and encourage collaboration.

Discounted registration is available for those who are members of a journalistic association or journalism students.

You can find out more and register your interest here.



AAAS 2016 - Washington

For those of you travelling to Washington next month, do come and visit the ESOF stand (find us at stand 1831). Follow us @ESOF2016 for updates about ESOF activity at AAAS.

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