Welcome to ECSS Glasgow 2024 – the 29th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science!
We are thrilled and honoured to host this important event from 2–5 July 2024 – the first time the congress has come to Scotland.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is renowned for its rich cultural heritage, including its contributions to art and architecture, vibrant music and nightlife scenes, and its role in the Industrial Revolution. It boasts the largest academic community outside London and world-leading research in life sciences, engineering, science and technology. Cultural attractions include the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and many museums and art galleries offering free entry.

Glasgow is internationally recognised as a ‘city of sport’, having hosted numerous international sporting events, including the Commonwealth Games 2014 and European Championships 2018. In 2023, the city will host the first-ever unified UCI World Cycling Championships – the largest ever cycling event. Glasgow is also home to two of Scotland's most successful and well-known football teams, Celtic and Rangers. These two clubs have a fierce and longstanding rivalry, known as the 'Old Firm', which has become one of the most iconic rivalries in sport.

The congress will take place in the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) featuring a mix of three different buildings – the SEC Centre, the Armadillo and the SSE Hydro. This multi-award-winning campus has played host to a variety of prestigious global conferences, including the UN Climate Change Conference COP26. Our ECSS Congress will be held within the SEC Centre. The venue is surrounded by hotel accommodation and is a short distance from Glasgow’s City Centre. The food and drink scene offers something for everyone, from traditional whisky pubs to fine dining, in a variety of lively neighbourhoods including Finnieston (SEC), the City Centre, the West End and Merchant City.

Enhancing Health, Performance and Community Sport is the theme for the ECSS Congress in Glasgow and reflects a broad programme of scientific presentations across all sport and exercise disciplines. We also welcome the opportunity to support innovative satellites which bring together sport industry, business and the scientific community.

With such a rich cultural heritage we aim to create a diverse and vibrant social experience at the congress and guide you to the wider cultural opportunities while you visit Glasgow and Scotland. We would also encourage you to extend your stay and sample the great hospitality both in Glasgow and the many great tourist destinations across Scotland.

We invite you to ECSS 2024 in Glasgow and look forward to providing a great event and an unforgettable cultural experience.

Yours in Sport Science

Prof R.C. Richard Davison
ECSS Glasgow 2024 Congress President

The 29th Annual Congress of the ECSS is proudly hosted by UWS.
ECSS 2024 will take place at the Scottish Event Campus (previously the SECC) in Glasgow.
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