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06-08 Sept: ECSA2020 Conference POSTPONED to September 6-8 due to COVID-19

18. March 2020by ECSA
ECSA2020 Conference - Trieste Marittima sundawn

Practical Information

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency underway in Italy, Europe and worldwide, ECSA Headquarters and ECSA2020 local organizers have decided to postpone the conference to September 6-8 (same location). This decision was not easy to take, but many of you wrote us in the past weeks about universities limiting travels and, taking into accounts WHO data and recommendation, this seemed the only available option. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to all the persons that already made arrangements for the conference, but we consider the health of our attendees a priority.

Some practical aspects:

  • registrations and payments already done are automatically valid for the September edition.
  • for those who have already registered and paid, but will not be able to participate in September, registration fees will be refunded. No need to rush for cancellation because you can ask for total refunds until 15/6/2020 (same date as the new early bird) by writing to
  • if you have an accepted contribution for the conference (talk/session/eposter), you will be contacted in the next weeks for confirmation.
  • we cannot provide any travel reimbursement, but we will give you all available legal details to ask for possible refunds when the Italian situation within the conference period will become more clear.

How to reach Trieste

There are many “roads” to Trieste and some of them pass through the following options:

The Trieste-Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS) is located 33 km north of the city centre. There are frequent, direct train services between the Trieste Airport and Trieste Centrale stations with journey times varying between 29 and 33 minutes. A bus service (number 51) runs to the airport from Trieste’s bus station (next to the railway station).

Venice International Airport
120 km from Trieste
bus routes and shuttle buses connect the airport to Venice-Mestre train station

Treviso International Airport
145 km from Trieste
bus routes and shuttle buses connect the airport to the railway station of Venice-Mestre and Treviso.

Ljubljana Airport (Slovenia)
114 km from Trieste

Slovenian railways

Daily services from Graz, Vienna, Monaco, Frankfurt, Venice, Milan, Rome, Bologna and many other Italian and European cities.


Staying overnight

We have reserved for you various hotel categories, on a first come first served basis. Please mention ECSA2020 to get special prices.