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

Workshop
Learning
Adam JamesStefan Fahrngruber

The GameLab is an informal space entirely dedicated to gaming.

It will be open all day on the conference's three days. It is a drop-in space. There will be games to play, game makers to meet. A different host each day will be present to...

Mock whodunnit / murder mystery
Explainers & visitor services
Heather KingBrad IrwinMarjelle van Hoorn

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Join the Ecsite conference's very own Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as, together with the...

Travelling exhibitions
Exhibit development
Audrey O'ConnellJulie BeckerGène BertrandTim PethickUlrike KastrupAnnkatrin MeyerCristina Zúñiga OrtizPetra RotthoffLouise Julie BertrandCynthia BrownSarah AlexanderStefanie ZieglerMathis BogensJAVIER HIDALGO GILMoritz HeberLindsay WashburnJennifer Wallace

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A preview of current and upcoming touring science exhibitions across Europe and the world...

Workshop
Strategy & vision
Vesa LepistöJussi KahlosCécile MarsanJussi KahlosVesa LepistöHeidi RosenströmTuomas OlkkuJaakko Pöyhönen

In our workshop we will simply play cards! We will address the possible and desirable futures of science centres in the form of an interactive card game, based on the famous game "The Thing from the Future", developed by the Situation Lab of...

Pre-conference workshop
Science ♥ society
Ana NoronhaMarc MoutinMaria MenendezFiorella ColioloMonica TaleviJose Antonio Gordillo Martorellaude lestyRobert MeisnerTina IbsenEmmet FletcherEmily Baldwin

This workshop is organised by the European Space Agency – ESA – and the Ecsite Space Group, the Ecsite thematic group that aims to improve and...

Reverse
Science ♥ society
Audrey ChangRagnhild Freng DaleCarl SalkSarah SeiterHannah Sundqvist

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Surveys show that museums and science centres remain the most trusted public...

Panel
Learning
Ida Marie BøeWelmoet DamsmaNils Petter HauanRooske FranseKatarzyna Potega vel Zabik

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How can we facilitate meaningful high quality learning experiences in our exhibitions? In...

Strategy & vision
Sebastião Feyo de AzevedoRosalia VargasNuno Ferrand de AlmeidaMichiel BuchelCatherine FrancheManuel HeitorSharon Ament

Watch a video of the Opening ceremony here.

Welcome to the conference's official start.

Speeches by officials, host and Ecsite representatives will be...

Panel
Marketing & communication
Linda GalléUwe MoldrzykRaphael Chanay

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Museums were originally meant to be places of inspiration, literally the ‘seat of the...

Workshop
Strategy & vision
Annette KlinkertLeonardo AlfonsiAlessandra DrioliMarkus Weißkopf

Ready to take up a discovery tour? Just as life is everywhere, science is everywhere - especially in the swirling living lab each city is! We will equip you with a discovery kit and accompany you on a journey through the city centre of Porto....

Panel
Equity & Inclusion
Marianne AchiamEffrosyni NomikouHeidrun SchulzeJulie Bønnelycke

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Science centres and museums are continuously working on creating inclusive and accessible...

Workshop
Learning
Samar D. KirreshHélder FerreiraLuis Azevedo RodriguesHiljanne van der MeerElisabeth Rebekka Killie KanebogAina Fiskå

A hands-on session aiming at exploring low cost to no cost multidisciplinary practices that connect environmental education and tinkering and making. Participants will be encouraged to connect with materials they engage with daily, re-interpret...

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