#ERSA2024 Keynote Speakers lineup



About the Congress

The 63rd ERSA congress will be held from 26 to 30 August 2024 with the same format as the previous congress in Alicante, which will enable participation in-person and online. The ERSA2024's edition will focus on “Regional Science Dialogues for Peace and Sustainable Development” and will host a large variety of themes in various of sustainable development topics covering regional development, entrepreneurship, social-economic, regional-urban economics, and regional policy topics like local governance and institutions. The congress will witness the participation of the Academicians, Universities, Professionals and experts gathering on a unique platform to discuss and exchange knowledges.

With approximately 800 participants every year from all continents, the ERSA congress has become the largest academic conference in regional science worldwide. There is simply no better place to present your research results, get precious feedback and network as well as find out about new developments in the field, and also meet colleagues and friends. We look forward to your participation in Terceira Island or online.

We look forward to your participation in Terceira Island or online.

Tomás Lopes Cavalheiro Ponce Dentinho
Chair of the Local Organising Committee     


The handing over of the ERSA flag took place  on Friday 1 September 2023 during the Closing Ceremony of ERSA Congress in Alicante.

Key dates

3 October 2023         Call for Special Sessions Start
4 December 2023     Deadline Special Sessions Proposals
                                 (Extended until 4 January 2024)
12 December 2023   Open submission for abstracts (and papers)
30 January 2024       Deadline abstract (and paper) submission
                                  (Extended until 14 February 2024)
16 February 2024     First Notification of acceptance and Registration opens
15 March 2024          Second Notification of acceptance
30 April 2024            Deadline registration at early bird fees
30 June 2024            Deadline registration for being included in the programme
26-30 August 2024   63rd ERSA Congress

Join us on social media 
#ERSA2024

Contact us 
Congress secretariat mail: congress@ersa.org

Registration is OPEN!
The Registration of Presenters is requested by
30 June 2024

 Latest News 

6 May 2024
OECD Roundtable on "The Multi-Level Governance of Disaster-Risk Management" is part of #ERSA2024  See first Panelists confirmed here

30 April 2024
Session Highlight: The 9th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion by the European Commission will be presented during the Congress see updated programme overview 

16 April 2024
Presenters who already registered can upload/update their papers via the submission portal. Read here the instructions for presenters. 

8 April 2024
News on accommodation from the LOC: 
- Opportunity of accommodation at Morrão University Halls of Residence, Price: €35.00 per night  for a double room. 
- The LOC has also blocked 250 rooms in different hotels.
Find all information on accommodation  here.

5 April 2024
The Opening Ceremony with Elisa Ferreira & Andrés Rodriguez-Pose will start on Tuesday 29 August at 16.15. more

14 March
Become an #ERSA2024 exhibitor - full information now available here.

Programme Overview including Keynote Sessions is now available! Click here to download it

16 February
Registration is OPEN! Benefit from early bird fees now. more

See the past news here

Join us in Terceira Island!

The Municipality of Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, the place to be for #ERSA2024! 



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