Equal opportunities

ESEB2019 – European Society for Evolutionary Biology

ESEB2019 - Equal opportunities

Diversity of presentations

Diversity in gender, career stage and nationalities is promoted when selecting presenters. See more on ESEB Equal opportunities committee. 52% of invited speakers and 47% of symposium organisers are female, and ECR and mid-career scientists make up 84% of symposium organisers and 60% of invited speakers. 28 nationalities are represented amongst the symposium organisers and 19 amongst the invited speakers.

Conference Attendance Aid Grants

ESEB promotes diversity in the conference by providing Conference Attendance Aid grants. Deadline for applying is 15th April 2019. Apply here.


  • All scientific sessions, coffees and lunch are located in one building (Logomo), which is accessible and has an induction loop. See more info here. Turku hosts a large number of accessible taxis (e.g. Turku Taxi Center +35820044444, Turun Taksiasema +358400993311). Conference attendance aid can be applied by people with extra costs of travel.
ESEB 2019 Code of conduct

Low cost conference

  • Low cost accommodation options can be found here.
  • We provide low-cost social networking opportunities, such as swimsuit saunas, running and a family social.


  • There is no conference fee to children under 16 years.
  • We provide on-site day care during the whole conference with a nominal fee (5€/day). Day care is provided by professionals from the Mannerheim league for Child Welfare, the largest child welfare NGO in Finland. More info on the organiser here. Day camps/off-venue program can also be organized for older children. Day care must be booked during registration.
  • Families can view the plenary talks and symposia held in the Logomo hall 1 directly via specific loges in prime location.
  • The venue includes a nursing/play room and is accessible to prams everywhere.
  • We will organize a family social and provide a family info pack (see page ”social programme” for more information on the family social event).
  • Conference dinner (Moomin world) and many excursions are suitable for the whole family.


  • We offer a quiet room for reflection.
  • We organize a LGBT social event.