Congress Newsletter


ECSS Partners


Welcome to Liverpool

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University I have great pleasure in inviting you to attend the 16th Annual Congress of the ECSS in Liverpool, England, between the dates of 6th-9th July 2011. We are very excited and proud to welcome you to our City of Liverpool. In 2011, Liverpool represents a modern, vibrant, dynamic and multicultural city and the perfect venue to host an international conference of this magnitude. Please download our congress brochure, visit the congress website and view our promotional video.

Scientific Programme: New Horizons from a World Heritage City

We have built an enviable congress programme covering the full range of disciplines in Sport and Exercise Sciences. We have attracted an eminent team of international speakers from Europe and around the globe to deliver our Plenary and Invited Symposia and as ever the Young Investigator Awards will be a key highlight of the Congress. For latest detail on the programme please visit our congress website.

Congress Venue

ECSS 2011 will take place in the brand new state of the art BT Convention Centre on the banks of the River Mersey.  This is a magnificent facility that will allow us to deliver an unrivalled and highly effective conference experience for both presenters and delegates.  The convention centre is set within the heart of the city centre and a close walk to all hotels, restaurants and bars and the world-class museums.  Please visit  for details of the congress venue.

Social Programme

The Opening Reception will be held in the Convention Centre on Wednesday evening and the Closing Banquet in the Anglican Cathedral on Saturday night.  We will provide delegates with information about the many cultural and sporting experiences available in and around the City of Liverpool.  For example there are many attractions focused on the musical and the sporting heritage of the city.  Please visit for more detail.

City of Liverpool

Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture in 2008.  It is a great city to visit.  Apart from the many tourist attractions, Liverpool boasts an extensive array of social networking venues and an expansive range of nightlife options for the congress delegate.  These are all located within walking distance of the Convention Centre and the hotels.


Liverpool is a very easy city to travel to.  Liverpool John Lennon Airport is a few miles south of the centre and receives direct flights from all over Europe.  Please see for the range of carriers that fly direct.  Liverpool airport is a 15 minute bus or taxi journey to the Convention Centre.  For intercontinental delegates, Manchester Airport ( is 60 min away by train or 40 min by taxi.

Liverpool is connected to London by high speed trains which make the 180 mile journey in 2 hours ( Once in Liverpool, the only mode of transport required is walking!  For best airfares, please book early!

Important Dates

  • Opening registration: 15th December 2010

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 15th February 2011

  • Notification to authors: 1st  April 2011

  • Deadline for early registration: 15th April 2011

  • Deadline for registration of presenting authors: 1st May 2011

We really look forward to seeing you in Liverpool.
Best wishes,

Tim Cable
Congress President


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