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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

Pre-conference workshop
Learning
Julia WoitheTania JohnstonAnne LandHanne TytgatFreddy GripWolfgang VieserJulia Woithe

Many science centres and out-of-school learning labs offer hands-on workshops for (high-school) students in addition to their interactive exhibitions.

A common challenge is to find the right balance between open inquiry and "cookbook" type...

drop-in
Learning

The Ecsite MakerSpace is a physical location at the conference centre curated by a group of tinkerers and educators from all over the world. In this inspiring environment full of tools, materials and demonstrations, we’ll present hands-on...

Format inspired by a religious service
Science ♥ society
Sharon AmentBronwyn BevanMarjolein van BreemenMichael BradkeVesselina DimitrovaMichèle ANTOINE

“Go forth and collide, Multiply and create” is the motto of our Science Assembly. Inspired by religious revival meetings, we will offer you songs, laughter, inspiration, and meaning. As a theme we will focus on the history, importance and meaning...

Reverse
Strategy & vision
Marjelle van HoornJochen HungerJoanna Kalinowska

Why books? Books start revolutions, free minds, open doors and sometimes they just contain good recipes. Let's look closer at their value for us and our work.

In the most informal setting (powerpoints, keep out!) we imagine you, advocates...

Panel
Equity & Inclusion
Sharon AmentMichèle ANTOINEGretchen BakerAnn Follin

If we had known what we nowknow…the importance of owning and trusting your own power, the importance of taking risks and seizing challenging opportunities, the value of feeling okay with navigating your way through societal and institutional...

Keynote
Research, theory & evaluation
James Beacham

James Beacham is a particle physicist involved in the ATLAS experiment at CERN. Watch a video of his keynote.

As a member of the ATLAS collaboration, one of the teams that discovered...

Reverse
Science ♥ society
Suzana Filipecki MartinsCarlos Catalao AlvesFrank KupperCarmen Fenollosailse MarschalekDobrivoje Lale EricLeonardo AlfonsiAnnette Klinkert

The Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach has been fostered and supported by the European Commission for the past 10 years, creating a community of knowledge and practice that is still in the precious phase of "an organic soup". As...

Workshop
Research, theory & evaluation
Marjelle van HoornRoy SchedlerNils Petter HauanIlona Iłowiecka-TańskaJennifer DeWitt

A quick exploration of standards, reality and credibility.

There is a lot happening around evaluation and research. But what might be a good (and easy) way to start? How can you reconcile the needs of your organisation and that of the...

Showcase
Science ♥ society
Fabrice Jouvenot

A showcase of four games currently in development at the CRI - Interdisciplinary Research Centre (Paris, France). These games are using new digital tools to create immersive and narrative experiences delivering content to general audience,...

Reverse
Science ♥ society
Joanna KalinowskaRobert FirmhoferHerbert MuenderLynn ScarffLAURENT CHICOINEAU

Catalysing the support of science and technology-driven socio-economic development is inscribed in the mission of science engagement organisations. However, even though technology undeniably improves and benefits all aspects of our lives, there...

Guided tour
Science ♥ society

Pre-booking information coming soon.

At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex...

Panel
Equity & Inclusion
Shahnaz RadjyMarta FigueiredoNathalie CapletAnnemarie Schumacher DimechJoana Moscoso

Unprecedented developments in technology and science are creating new societal challenges, appearing in a climate of rising mistrust for science and technology. Lack of scientific understanding is a leading factor for this increasing mistrust....

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