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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

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...

Sebastian MartinRyan JenkinsRicardo NemirovskyTam DibleyLindsay BalfourLing Ling Chew

Computational Tinkering is a new initiative developed by the Exploratorium science centre (San Francisco, USA), aimed at supporting learners to combine coding and making in ways that support personal expression, creativity and independent problem...

Pecha Kucha
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...

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...

Exhibit development
Julie BeckerLeonel AlegreAlexia JACQUES CASANOVALeonel AlegreDorothée VatinelPeter TrevittSamuel LagierInes MontalvaoMichael FeserAdria LeBoeufJulie BeckerHaydn 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...

Social event

The Farewell Party is the conference's most informal social event: dance, chat, share a drink with other participants...

This year it will be taking place at the Bâtiment des forces motrices, a beautiful building on the river Rhône whose...

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...

Exhibit development
Audrey ChangBrad MacDonaldSarah LumbardMichael Haley Goldman

Almost every day, we read about a new platform for gaming, alternate realities or immersive experiences. In this ever-shifting technology landscape, how do informal learning organisations keep up? Frequently without the in-house financial and...

Pre-conference workshop
Research, theory & evaluation

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Round table
Strategy & vision
Thierry BrassacBart Van de LaarMatteo MerzagoraJoana Lobo AntunesLeonardo AlfonsiHolly HastedGioia MoslerDubravka VejnovicMelanie WunschSilvia ProckNader Wahbeh

The academic world can sometimes appear puzzling, complex or even “inert” to other science engagement actors ; however, many fruitful collaborations are possible.

Why (and how) should science centres and universities collaborate better?...

The Ecsite Annual General Meeting (AGM) is open to all Ecsite members.

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Science ♥ society
Mónica BelloMichael DoserAgnes Meyer-BrandisNicola Triscott

Over the past years different scientific labs and research institutions have nurtured novel models of dialogue and cooperation between scientists and artists. Likewise, museums and cultural centres have been increasingly incorporating art and...