ESA conference Budapest 2023

The ESA Conference 2023 is to be held on 29 June – 1 July 2023 at the House of Music Hungary.

The conference is co-organised by the ESA and the Kodolányi János University.

Conference fee is 40€ for students and unwaged, and 80 € for academics.

The keynote speakers:

Alva Noë (University of California, Berkeley

Stacie Friend (Birkbeck, University of London

Veronika Darida (Eötvös Lorand University) (cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances)


ESA Conference Programme 2023

Book of Abstracts 2023


The conference will take place at the House of Music Hungary The area itself (with 3 museums nearby and the park) is a popular location for people visiting the city.


Please visit this page for more information.


The local organisers recommend two hotels that a) are centrally located in the Pest side of Budapest, and b) are also very close to the subway station (“Oktogon”) that is four stops (1.4 km) from the station (“Hősök tere”) from where the conference venue (Hungarian House of Music / Magyar Zene Háza) is just a short walk in a beautiful park.

The two hotels close to the “Oktogon” subway station are:

Medos Hotel: 3-star hotel
H-1061 Budapest, Jókai tér 9.
Reserving a room on Medos Hotel’s homepage gives an automatic 20% discount (no promo code is needed).

Hotel Oktogon: 4-star hotel
H-1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 52.
Hotel Oktogon has given a promotional code for the conference participants. Please register here (promotional code is automatically applied).

Please note that neither the ESA, nor the local organisers will be able to book rooms for you – you will have to contact the hotels directly. Since Budapest is a popular tourist location in the summer conference participants are advised to book their room as soon as possible.


Hungary is in the Central European time zone. Its official currency is the Forint (you can get cash from all the ATMs, but you do not need to carry around much cash, as credit and debit cards are accepted almost everywhere).

From the airport, you can easily reach the central square in the downtown of the city, Deák Ferenctér, by bus number 100E. There is also an official taxi station at the airport.

You can also download an app BudapestGO, the easiest way to buy transport tickets and plan a journey in Budapest.


Please send your questions concerning the conference venue, the meals, accommodation, travel and other local issues to the local organisers: Zsolt Bátori or Borbála Jász Please send all other questions (for instance, concerning the programme) to the ESA conference organiser (conference(a)