Social and Networking opportunities at ESA2021

Even though we’re an online conference, we can still network with each other! The organising committee is planning a range of events to allow for networking with a bit of fun thrown in.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

A fun activity to do throughout conference week

ESA2021 scavenger hunt items will be listed here on the morning of Monday 22 November. Take photos of your scavenger hunt items and post them on Twitter, Instagram (publicly viewable account) or Facebook with the hashtag #FindESAus21.

One point will be awarded per item. Bonus points for witty captions! Entries must contain the #FindESAus21 hashtag and will finish at 2pm AEDT Friday 26 November. A scoreboard will be updated and shared throughout the week and winners will be announced in the final session of ESA2021. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third-place getters.

Good luck!

Online Trivia
Tuesday 23 November 2021, from 7pm (after the ESA AGM)

Are you itching to flex your mental muscles? We’re excited to again offer virtual ESA Trivia Night, offering a stimulating night-in for all conference attendees. We will Zoom through a variety of topics, with questions ranging from ‘Where the hell’s Noonamah?’ to ‘Name this roman-mythology inspired beetle’. 

We encourage you to organise yourself a team for the event, you can even invite the family along to round-out your knowledge base. There are mini-grants of up to $250 on offer to support you to host an in-person event. Did we mention there’s some great prizes up for grabs too?!

Please RSVP chosen teams to Alyson ( by COB 22 November. If you don’t have a team, let us know you’re coming and we can organise one for you.

Some example questions:

  1. What is the next perfect number after 6?
  2. What does ENSO actually stand for?
  3. What is the deepest lake in the world?

We look forward to seeing you there.

Chief Twit

Are you a twit? Want to be crowned our Chief Twit? Get tweeting our conference hashtag #ESAus21 and you might just top the crop! The individual who tweets the #ESAus21 hashtag most frequently between 8am AEDT Monday 22 November and 2pm AEDT Friday 26 November will be awarded a prize. Retweets not counted.

Online Networking opportunities during ESA2021

Meeting Hub

Within the Conference Online Portal, you’ll see a list of all attendees in the Meeting Hub. You can connect with attendees, and chat via the messenger in the portal

Spatial Chat

During the refresh breaks, and before the conference sessions start each morning, spend some time in Spatial Chat. You can easily move between spaces and see who you bump into online.