May 6 – 10, 2024
Europe/Rome timezone

Welcome to the XIV ET Symposium

The upcoming ET Symposium will take place in Maastricht from May 6th at noon until May 10th early afternoon. This symposium gives the chance to unite with colleagues deeply engaged in the Einstein Telescope project and those who share a profound interest in ET. Together, we'll delve into recent advancements and exchange insights while forging lasting connections.

The ET-symposium kicks off on Monday, and offers a rich array of parallel sessions (OSB, ISB, EIB, SPB, etc) and poster presentations housed in the MECC conference center until and including Wednesday. As the week progresses, we'll transition to the historic Sint Jans Church in the heart of the Maastricht city center, where plenary sessions will be held on Thursday and Friday. We will provide a Zoom link to all registered attendees.


But, the symposium isn't confined to the timetable of the sessions. We extend a special invitation to join us on May 5, the day prior to the symposium, to explore a scenic geology drilling site of ET (we organize a bus that will leave from Maastricht).
And to kickstart the symposium, join us on the morning of May 6th for a visit to the E-Test project locations in Liege, where the Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems (AMOS) and the Centre Spatial de Liège (CSL) open their doors (organized bus from Maastricht). 
Early Career Scientists enjoy Monday evening a scenic walk together from the MECC to a nearby café, where you connect over drinks and snacks (no registration).

There will also be moments where you can experience the ETpathfinder project from the observation lounge, enjoying a panoramic view of an ET test facility cleanroom.


Hope to see you at the ET Symposium 2024; register here.

In the meantime, dive into lively conversations with your peers, seek travel advice, coordinate social outings, and share experiences via our dedicated Slack chat channel; join the conversation.

The symposium at a glance



  • Dates: May 6th (noon) - May 10th (early afternoon)
  • Monday-Wednesday: Parallel sessions and poster presentations at MECC conference center (Google Maps).
  • Thursday-Friday: Plenary sessions at Sint Jans Church in Maastricht city center (Google Maps).

Special Excursions:

Please register for the excursion via the Symposium registration form.

  • May 5th (mid-mornig - afternoon): Explore scenic geology drilling site of ET.
  • Morning of May 6th: Explore E-Test project location in Liege
  • During Symposium: visit ETpathfinder project in the observation lounge

Additional information:

  • Conference Fee: €350 before April 6th at 23:59 CEST / €400 after April 6th at 23:59 CEST. Pay upon registration (see payment information in side-menu)
  • Parking: Free parking at Duboisdomein 30, 5 minute walk from MECC. See also the page “how to reach” [include link]
  • Refreshments and lunch; Refreshments will be provided during the symposium and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Exploration of Maastricht: Enjoy the lunch spots and terraces in the city center of Maastricht on Thursday and Friday noon.
  • Accommodation; Please arrange your own; we're happy to provide suggestions: have a look at the "practical information" page accessible via the side-menu.
Registration for this event is currently open.