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Dear Arachnologists and friends of the European Society of Arachnology,
We are happy to invite you to the 32nd European Congress of Arachnology 2021. It will be the first ECA virtual meeting and take place between 
Monday, August 23rd and Wednesday, August 25th in the afternoons (CEST)

The virtual meeting will focus on the early career researchers who had few opportunities to present their work for more than a year due to the pandemic. Therefore, early career researchers are given preference for short talks and posters. Instead of plenaries given by senior researchers, there will be three keynote talks for early career postdocs by whichthey will have the opportunity to present themselves and their work.

Application for Early Career keynote talks:  If you are in your postdoctoral phase send us: A. a biography (max 2 pages) including list of publications, B. a motivation letter that explains the scope and impact of your work (max 1 page), and C. an abstract of the talk you would like to give (max 250 words).

Deadline:  June 15nd to arachnology2021gmailcom in ONE file.
The organizing committee will select three speakers.

The registration platform will be accessible on the congress home page. We are currently working on it and will announce when it is ready.  The deadline for regular submissions (talks, posters) will likely be the 11th of July. See Registration for more information.

Membership with the ESA is mandatory for attending the conference and there will be a registration fee to support the technical aspects of setting up the conference.
If you already are a member, please check if you have paid your dues. If you would like to attend the conference and become a member, please visit the website of the ESA. You will find information on the registration fees here. If membership fees and congress fees are prohibitive, please contact us.

We are very much looking forward to bringing the community together again with this event.

All the best,
Gabriele Uhl & Peter Michalik