This year we have an exciting social programme lined up for congress participants! Please find further details below.

ECSS General Assembly – FIBES

Date: Tuesday, 30 August 2022
Time: 18:30–19:30
Location: Madrid 1 
All ECSS members are invited to the ECSS General Assembly to learn about the development of the College.

Opening Address – FIBES

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Time: 08:00–08:30
Location: Auditorium 1
The official opening of the congress will commence before the first plenary session and will feature an opening address from the Congress President and the ECSS President.

Fellow Drop-in Session

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Time: 12:45–13:45 (lunch break)
Location: Lecture Room Brussels 2
This is an informal drop-in session for ECSS Fellows to meet with ECSS Executive Board Member, Professor Janice L Thompson, to discuss ECSS Fellowship, any questions they may have about serving as a Fellow and any ideas for how ECSS can support Fellows to proactively engage with ECSS. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need any further information.

Opening Ceremony – FIBES

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Time: 19:30–20:00
Location: Auditorium 1
The Opening Ceremony will take place after the first day of the congress.

Opening Reception (pre-booking required) – FIBES

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Time: 20:00–21:00
Location: FIBES, Level 2 Foyer
Following the Opening Ceremony, all participants are invited to meet and greet, network and enjoy the Spanish cuisine: finger food and drinks will be served. Limited capacity only, pre-booking required.

Uniting Excellence in Sport Science Cocktail Reception – Hotel Alfonso XIII

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2022
Time: 20:00–22:00
Location: Hotel Alfonso XIII (C. San Fernando, 2, 41004 Seville, Spain)  
Invitation only
Members of all ECSS boards together with the top candidates of this year’s YIA competition (as well as former YIA winners) are invited to this networking reception. Attendance is obligatory for 2022 YIA winners.

6th ECSS Bengt Saltin Run sponsored by h/p/cosmos and City Council of Seville and IMD (pre-booking required) – María Luisa Park

Date: Thursday, 1 September 2022
Time: 22:00
Location: María Luisa Park (next to Plaza de España)
Pre-book your entry for the annual 5km memorial running event in memory of ECSS Founding Member and Patron Prof. Bengt Saltin (supporting a local charity).

Closing Ceremony – FIBES

Date: Friday, 2 September 2022
Time: 17:30–18:00
Location: Auditorium 1  
The Closing Ceremony will follow the Young Investigators Award ceremony and will feature a Thank you and Goodbye from Sevilla and a presentation of the 28th Annual Congress – ECSS Paris 2023.

Farewell Reception (pre-booking required) – FIBES

Date: Friday, 2 September 2022
Time: 18:00–20:00
Location: FIBES Level 1 Foyer
The Farewell Reception will take place after the Young Investigators Award winners’ ceremony in the congress centre. Finger food and drinks are provided for those who have pre-booked their participation.

Friday Night Out

Date: Friday, 2 September 2022
Meeting time: 22:30 
Location: Terraza Alameda (Junto al parking del Teatro Central, C. José de Gálvez, 41092 Sevilla, Spain)




The new conference and exhibition centre (also known as ‘FIBES II’) has become one of the most prominent and modern venues in Europe since opening in September 2012, targeting large scale events with an international scope. This is the place where ECSS 2022 will be held. This impressive centre is ideally designed for meetings and is adjacent to the original building.
To participate in ECSS Sevilla 2022, you will be asked to register for the congress. Registration is only available through your ECSS account. To register you will be asked to enter your existing ECSS account or create a new ECSS account. Please note: registration will be completed once you have paid the registration fee. Payment is not required to submit an abstract.
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