Registration is now open:

Terms and conditions can be found at the bottom of this page and on the online registration form. Please read through them as part of the registration process.

Rates for in-person participation

Early bird rates
(until 15 May 2024)
Regular rates
(16 May-30 June 2024)
ESSE member*180 CHF220 CHF
Non-ESSE member230 CHF270 CHF
PhD students**100 CHF100 CHF
*If you are not certain if you are an ESSE member, please refer to ESSE’s FAQ about membership.
**PhD students who are only attending the Doctoral Symposium should not register online. Doctoral Symposium presenters who wish to attend the conference should contact Lachlan Mackenzie for the registration link after registration opens on 15 March 2024.

In-person participation fees include: morning and afternoon coffee breaks, the opening ceremony apéro, and the poster session apéro.

Please note that lunches are not included. Participants are welcome to eat at one of the cafeterias on campus, or to purchase food in town to have a picnic by the lake. Some dining options are also available on the EPFL campus (metro stop: EPFL, three stops from UNIL-Chamberonne). There are also two small grocery stores (Migros and Denner) on the EPFL campus near the metro stop.

UNIL has water dispensers available in the cafeteria on the first floor of the Anthropole. We strongly encourage participants to bring a reusable water bottle.

Rates for online participation

The registration fee for online participation is 75 CHF. Online registration must be completed by 30 June 2024.

Online participants have access to:

  • the plenary lectures
  • the parallel lectures
  • seminars and roundtables which are listed as “online” in the conference programme

Details will be sent to online participants after registration closes.

Fee waivers

limited number of partial/full fee waivers for the ESSE Conference is available to in-person participants who can demonstrate that the regular fee would be a financial hardship for them. Please contact the organisers at esse2024 [at] by 15 June 2024 with such requests.

Fee waivers will cover only the basic registration fee for the conference, not the social activities or conference soirée.

Eligibility will be limited to ESSE members:

  • who are doctoral students or have finished their PhD thesis after 1 January 2015 (a statement in English from the supervisor is sufficient), or
  • who are from low-income countries (regardless of academic or actual age), or
  • who are retired professors (with priority given to seminar convenors).

Scholars at risk do not need to be ESSE members to apply for a conference fee waiver but must be presenters.

Recipients will be selected based on the strength of their application packages. Preference will be given to early career scholars and scholars at risk, participants who have no funding, are unemployed or receive low income, as well as participants who have not previously received a fee waiver for an ESSE event.

Details of the application process can be found here:

Applicants who are granted a reduced fee/full fee waiver will be sent a special link for registration.

Accompanying people

If you have someone accompanying you to the conference, they must be included on your registration form. For a fee, they can attend any or all of the following:

  • welcome apéro (Monday evening)
  • poster session apéro (Tuesday evening)
  • conference soirée (Thursday evening)
  • social programme activities provided by Lausanne Tourism

Terms and conditions

Key points in this document include:

  • Cancellation deadlines and conditions for conference registration, accommodation, and social activities
  • Code of conduct
  • Limitation of liability
  • Data protection