ESA Conference 2020 postponed

Tallinn (Estonia): June 2021

We are very sorry to announce that we are postponing the 2020 conference in Tallinn to June 2021 due to recent developments regarding COVID-19. We are currently discussing the dates in June 2021 and will let you know as soon as possible to allow for rescheduling of flights/accommodation.


As our next conference will now be next year, we have decided to re-open the call for abstracts in the autumn (with a closing date in January 2021 as normal) since we cannot guarantee that all our participants who were hoping to attend this year will want to/be able to attend next year. You are very welcome to resubmit the same abstract again or submit something entirely new (we appreciate that just because lots of events have been cancelled, this doesn’t mean that research stops!). We will issue clearer guidance about resubmission in the autumn to help make this as smooth a process as possible being both fair to those who had their abstract already accepted as well as those who were intending to come to ESA 2021 before this issue arose.

Fabian Dorsch ESA Essay Prize and ESA Proceedings 2020

We are going to continue with both the Essay Prize and the Proceedings for 2020 (with the caveat that the conference itself did not take place). In terms of the proceedings, if you had an abstract accepted and would like to publish your full paper in our proceedings for this year, please do send that to by 1st November 2020. We want to keep the academic community going in the months ahead and we know how much the opportunity to publish means to many of you.


We are also going to set up a regular newsletter whose aim is to inform the ESA community about the members’ research activities, newly published papers and books as well as online aesthetic events. Please, email us ( any information you would like to share with the others by March 31. The expected publication of the newsletter is on April 15 (update: postponed until May 11).