A glimpse of the Ecsite Annual Conference – 17 June

Plenary session at the 2017 Ecsite Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal. 17 June
Nina Simon keynote speech at the 2017 Ecsite Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal. 17 JuneSession at the 2017 Ecsite Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal. 17 JuneSession at the 2017 Ecsite Annual Conference, Porto, Portugal. 17 June

The conference just finished in Porto, Portugal. It gathered 1,058 participants from 52 different countries. 

A warm thank you to our brilliant hosts: Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP) and Ciência Viva. And of course to all the participants who make this conference so special!

Discover yesterday’s Storify summary, looking back on the last of three main conference days.

Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History and best-selling author (The Participatory Museum, The Art of Relevance), delivered a keynote speech at 10.30. For the rest of the day, participants were able to pick and choose between ten parallel session strands. Topics included the integration of migrant communities, museum cafés, financial literacy, designing for gender equality and many more.

The conference found its conclusion at Farewell Party: as Porto is getting ready for its traditional Saint John’s street festival, our hosts gave participants an anticipated taste of this mini-carnival with a popular atmosphere, just outside the Natural History and Science Museum – before moving onto the Museum’s atrium transformed into a fancy club.

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We are busy compiling a comprehensive set of resources retracing the past few days’ rich story. Meanwhile, you can already browse through our daily Storify summaries, hundreds of pictures and session presentations (here for all days except for Saturday 17 June, which is here)..

And... see you in Geneva, Switzerland, for #Ecsite2018 on 7-9 June 2018!

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Ecsite Annual Conference 2017

The conference just finished in Porto, Portugal. It gathered 1,058 participants from 52 different countries.  A warm thank you to our brilliant hosts: Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP) and Ciência Viva - and of course to all the participants who make this conference so special!