Ecsite Annual Conference 2016

Colours of cooperation
9 June 2016 - 11 June 2016
FRida & freD - The Graz Children's Museum, Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH, Science Center Netzwerk

The 2016 Ecsite Annual Conference just finished in Graz, Austria. It gathered 1,081 participants from 53 different countries, making it the second largest Ecsite Annual Conference ever.

Browse through our daily Storify summaries and hundreds of pictures… Look back on the stimuating “Colours of cooperation” programme put together by a a trio of conference hosts: the FRida & freD Children’s Museum, the Universalmuseum Joanneum and the association ScienceCentre-Network.

A warm thank you to our fantastic hosts – and to all the participants who make this conference so special! See you next year in Porto, Portugal, 15-17 June, for the 2017 Ecsite Annual Conference!

Pictures & videos

Discover our selection of pictures on Flickr.

Watch Elizabeth Rasekoala's keynote speech and stay tuned: a video of the Opening event will be up on our YouTube channel next week.

Daily Storify summaries

Session presentations

Available presentations have been uploaded to each session page in the online programme. If you're speaker and would like to change or remove your presentation file, you can do so yourself by editing the session page.

Here is a couple of stories made by #Ecsite2016 participants about Refugees & Migrants session and GameLab. Have a look and don`t hesitate to send yours to communications@ecsite.eu

Other documents

Find attached below: the First Announcement, Final Programme and Press release.

More about the theme

Cooperation is the act of working together for a common purpose or benefit. As science communicators, cooperation is at the heart of our work.

We cooperate within our teams, with other science engagement organisations, with stakeholders from research, economy, policy and arts – and, of course, with our visitors when we create meaning together.

Cooperation requires respectful relationships, negotiating expectations and roles, agreeing on compromises. It is often a time-consuming and laborious effort, yet it yields benefits that an individual actor could not have achieved on its own and may lead to unexpected results and learnings.

Let´s use this conference to cooperatively work on challenges and common goals while enriching our own individual palette.



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FRida & freD - The Graz Children's Museum

FRida & freD is a place for all children. With our programmes, we hope to enable children to learn about the world’s diversity and to better understand its complexities. Along with the contents of our museum, we focus on making sure that the young people who visit us develop into confident and responsible citizens who interact carefully with their fellow human beings and their environment.

Science Center Netzwerk

ScienceCenter-Netzwerk is an Austrian association furthering the understanding of and curiosity for science and technology by means of interactive science centre activities. These aim to fascinate, to motivate thinking ahead and to enable a casual, light-hearted access to sciences and technology for all ages. We aim to make such science center activities more popular, to spread, encourage, improve and investigate them. We achieve this by supporting a network of actors in Austria.

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