ESIL events take place all over Europe. Since its inauguration in 2004, there has been a major ESIL event each year: Florence (2004), Geneva (2005), Paris (2006), Budapest (2007), Heidelberg (2008), Helsinki (2009), Cambridge (2010), Tallinn (2011), Valencia (2012), Amsterdam (2013), Vienna (2014), Oslo (2015) and Riga (2016).
Future Annual Conferences will be held in Naples (2017), Manchester (2018) and Athens (2019).
Now that ESIL holds annual conferences, the Research Forum has been re-launched as a scholarly conference which promotes engagement with research in progress by members of the Society. The ESIL Research Forum targets in particular scholars at an early stage of their careers, especially advanced PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. Past Research Forums were held in Florence (2015) and Istanbul (2016). The 2017 Research Forum will be held in Granada.