We are pleased to host the fifth Annual Conference on Experimental Sociology (ACES) in Madrid on August 30 – September 1, 2023.

The field of experimental sociology is growing rapidly. In 2023, the Annual Conference of Experimental Sociology reaches its fifth edition. The purpose of ACES is the presentation, exchange, and discussion of experimental research in Sociology and related fields. In previous ACES editions, the outline of Experimental Sociology, as well as core methodological principles were the central themes of discussion. In this five-year period, ACES has evolved into a full-fledged academic conference and it is now open to members of educational and scientific institutions around the world. It welcomes submissions on new substantive findings, replications of existing studies, as well as methodological or ethical discussions of doing experiments.


The first meeting of ACES took place in Vienna, Austria in 2018, and was organized by Bernhard Kittel. Klarita Gërxhani organized ACES 2019 at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence in 2019. Axel Franzen (University of Bern) and Andreas Diekmann (University of Leipzig and ETH Zurich) organized ACES 2021 at Monte Verita in Ascona, Switzerland. ACES 2022 was hosted at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, by Wojtek Przepiorka, Vincent Buskens and Rense Corten.

In 2020, ACES was planned to take place in Madrid, Spain, but had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Global crises permitting, ACES 2023 will finally be in Madrid. The venue of the conference is the Residencia de Estudiantes, an historic building on the main campus of the Spanish National Research Council. The conference will take place from Wednesday August 30 to Friday September 1, 2023. The meeting will be organized by Luis Miller and Amalia Alvarez-Benjumea (Spanish National Research Council).


To participate in the conference, we welcome submissions of abstracts of maximum 500 words via email to aces2023@csic.es until March 15, 2023. Please, indicate if you prefer a regular presentation or a poster presentation. Decisions of acceptance will be communicated by April 15, 2023.


Registration is now closed. A preliminary schedule and a completed version of the program are available (see Program section).

Additional information for participants is also available (see Information section).

Moreover, the Spanish Network of Experimental Social Science (RedEx) sponsors 5 graduate students to attend ACES. In order to be considered for one of these scholarships, students must send a CV and a short motivation via email to redex@csic.es before 21st of July.


Deadline for submissions

March 15, 2023

Notifications of acceptance

April 15, 2023




August 30 – September 1, 2023

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Lena Hipp

Prof. Javier G. Polavieja

Programme committee

Amalia Álvarez Benjumea


Xavier Coller


Luis Miller


Jonas Radl


Bernhard Kittel

University of Vienna

Klarita Gërxhani

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Wojtek Przepiorka

Utrecht University


Amalia Álvarez Benjumea


Luis Miller


Fran Jiménez Pérez


Isabel Rodríguez Marín


Diego Santamaría



Registration is now closed!

Registration for the ACES 2023 Conference closes on June 23. The following link will take you to the website of our partner TravelBox-Eventos where you can register. Registration fee is 200€ and includes lunch and refreshments as scheduled, welcome cocktail and conference dinner.


Find here the preliminary schedule of talks and events of ACES 2023.

Here you can access the latest version of the full program for ACES 2023. (This final program is subject to small changes as the conference approaches. Last updated: 30/08/23.)

Practical information

Find here additional information for presenters and session chairs as well as further details on the conference venue and how to reach it.


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