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

Panel
Science ♥ society
Maria MenendezJean-François Clervoy Marc MoutinAna NoronhaTina Ibsen

International Cooperation is a key for space: from the study of the Universe to the first permanently inhabited, international outpost in Earth orbit - the International Space Station (ISS). In this session, we will invite experts from the...

Workshop
Learning
Ed SobeyEd SobeySarah FunkKim Ludwig-PetschDavid BrostromMaria Bruck

Traditional teaching and learning revolve around one person explaining content to others. This "sage on the stage" approach fails a large percentage of our audience. Research and experience shows that people learn best and want to continue...

Travelling exhibitions
Exhibit development
Audrey O'ConnellPeeranut KanhadilokJana PivonkovaJakub ŠestákCristina GonzálezManuel RocaThanassis KontonikolaouManon DelauryIoannis MiaoulisLinda GalléMatthew HeenanManuel CiraKatarzyna PrzegiętkaBettina Deutsch-Dabernig Francois VesciaOLIVIER RETOUT

Preview current and upcoming touring science exhibitions across Europe. This fast-paced session will give you a glimpse of the enormous range of exhibitions on offer, leaving it up to you to make contacts and find out more.

You will also...

Panel
Strategy & vision
Silvia GrabnerAndrea Frantz-PittnerMarika KapanadzeFranz RauchHannu Salmi

In recent years, networks among formal and non-formal organisational structures have become increasingly popular in science education. Those highly complex collaborations offer great opportunities to work as learning communities and foster...

Reverse
Learning
Melissa RichardMalvina Artheau

Why make a game in a science communication situation? How? For whom? What does a game do that nothing else could do better? What is the right balance between fun and content? How much does a serious game cost? And for what result?

Because...

Reverse & role play
Equity & Inclusion
Nathalie PuzenatBernd HoltwickMagali LE GOFFAnne PrugnonChristian Fedon

How to work with audiences with specific needs and develop an offer in line with their expectations? How can these cooperations bring more to science centres and museums than higher visitor numbers from a more diverse audience?

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Pre-conference workshop
Strategy & vision
Claudia GoebelKatrin VohlandKatrin VohlandDacha AtienzaCarole PalecoJeroen BruggeAmparo Leyman PinoFermin Serrano SanzPaulo MotaPia VivianiClaudia GoebelChristine MarizziTobias WolffAnne-Caroline Prévot

This workshop will explore the potential of Citizen Science (CS) for the Ecsite community at large. It will bring together CS experts from Ecsite member organisations - particularly science centres and museums - with practitioners from research...

Keynote
Equity & Inclusion
Elizabeth Rasekoala

Dr. Elizabeth Rasekoala is the President of African Gong – the Pan-African Network for the Popularisation of Science & Technology, and Science Communication. Watch ...

Reverse
Strategy & vision
Claudia GoebelKatrin VohlandAmparo Leyman PinoFermin Serrano SanzPia Viviani

This session will explore how the Ecsite community can do more quality Citizen Science (CS) through co-operation. It is linked to the pre-conference workshop “Partnering up for Citizen Science” and aims at discussing the results of the workshop...

Panel
Strategy & vision
Andrea BandelliMarta BiarnesJane Chadwick

Some of our science museums have opened their floors to real scientific research and encourage visitors to advance science by participating as experimental subjects.

At the Science Gallery Dublin, visitors smelt worn t-shirts and rated...

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Equity & Inclusion
Carmen FenollosaIan BrunswickTobias WolffÅsa LindgrenClaire GarraudDick van Dijk

It is not always easy to co-produce an exhibition with colleagues from another institution, but with visitors…! Isn’t it a nightmare (espacially with children or teenagers!)? How do you go about it? What are the benefits? What are the pitfalls?...

Reverse
Learning
Peter TrevittMatthew HeenanMarjelle van HoornMarion SabourdyJoana Lobo Antunes

Twitter is not just for reaching out to your visitors or supporters – it has also become an indispensable tool for museum and science centre professionals of all levels to cooperate across institutions and share resources, experiences,...

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