Annual Conference sessions

The first Ecsite Conference took place in 1989. Here you can browse all conference sessions since 2010. Use the search engine to look for people, topics, ...

Looking for an older session? Our digital records start in 2007, with programme pdfs attached to each conference page

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Marketing & communication
Roy SchedlerJoanna KalinowskaMaarten OkkersenHeli AinoaRoy SchedlerElin Ravndal Bell

In this session, professionals from different science centres and museums will share how they use empirical customer insights in their marketing-communication. They will explain how they learn about their visitors’ needs, expectations and wishes...

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Research, theory & evaluation
Maria ZоlоtоnоsаRose JonesSuzana Filipecki MartinsNils Petter HauanArtur Kalinowski

This session explores the methodological explosion that has been quietly unfolding in museums during the last decade. As the boundaries between Evaluation and Research are being reconfigured so are the disciplinary borders and theoretical...

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Learning
Christina RühlmannIrena CieślińskaRonan GermanHeidrun SchulzeGunnar Behrens

Through the digital revolution, our learning and working conditions have changed fundamentally. Knowledge workers today have to be able to use complex systems and to differentiate themselves from robots at the same time, relying on genuine human...

Social event

Open to all pre- and main conference speakers and convenors. Receive a warm welcome from conference hosts, CERN representatives and Ecsite. Enjoy a drink and mingle with other speakers.

The reception will be hosted at on the CERN campus...

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Exhibit development
Kate KnealeRan PelegMalka YayonClaudia SodiniYael BambergerJohn Sear

For this session the Ecsite conference's GameLab space will be turned into an escape room: a game in which participants are confined to a room and must solve puzzles to successfully escape within a certain time frame.

Escape rooms are a...

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Learning
Daniel RosqvistAlfred GrimlundMagne HognestadSara BaggeTor-Inge RasmussenSander KaskMartin Swift

Outreach is an especially vital aspect of science communication in Northern Europe as its low population density means there are many who live in remote areas. This has also come to be true for socioeconomicly segregated areas, especially in the...

Pre-conference workshop
Science ♥ society

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Careful: since we're going on an excursion on this second day, we're starting at 8.00 and not 9.00....

Pecha Kucha
Learning
Carlin HsuehMaria ZоlоtоnоsаWalter StavelozYumi MiyaharaMuki Haklay

Public engagement with and understanding of science are central to improving standards of living everywhere and to building a better future for the planet. Science engagement players can play a crucial role in connecting global communities while...

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Learning
Richard Houghton

Come and start your visit to #Ecsite2018 by surfing the universe. The Hong Kong Space Museum has just reopened after a £3.5 million refurbishment. HKD Creative Director Richard Houghton FRSA, Fellow of Science Centre Singapore will be talking...

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Exhibit development
Stefan FahrngruberMaarten TaborskyClaudia SchleyerJochen HungerMichael BradkeClaire Pillsbury

As we work in the creative field we're asked to come up with new innovative ideas day after day. But is that really possible? Can we really have good and new ideas out of the blue?
In this session we go on a journey to explore the human...

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Science ♥ society
Tapio KoivuTuomas OlkkuJoona KurikkaLeenu Juurola

Co-creation, accelerating innovation and rapid prototyping are today’s buzzwords. As science centres, we have certain natural advantages to position ourselves as innovation platforms, facilitating unexpected interactions. This session aims to...

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Exhibit development
Julie BeckerLeonel AlegreAlexia JACQUES CASANOVALeonel AlegreDorothée VatinelPeter TrevittSamuel LagierInes MontalvaoMichael FeserAdria LeBoeufJulie BeckerSuzy Antoniw

Are you facilitating creative team processes? Tired of always using the same old tricks? Interested in the wider potential of creative techniques? This session is for you.

For this workshop 10 facilitators have gathered and selected a wide...

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