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
Learning
Kate KnealeGioia MoslerFabrice JouvenotDaniela De AngeliNicolas Godinot

Can a game make you choose healthier food or make you avoid air pollution? Let’s discuss how serious games can be serious game changers and explore how they can change not only what people know, but what they think and how they behave.

...

Informal Q&A
Strategy & vision
Sheena LaursenJames Beacham

Your opportunity to engage in conversation with particle physicist James Beacham after hearing his keynote in the previous time slot.

Reverse
Exhibit development
Lizzy MoriartyHanouf Al-Alawi Ana Crespo-BlancShireen SabaneghAndrew Wood-Walker

Do European science exhibitions reflect the rich diversity of the cultures that have contributed to science? How is science communicated in other cultures? Professionals from Europe and the Middle East will discuss how to make science relevant to...

Panel
Exhibit development
OLIVIER RETOUTAgnes RuizPeter ElsaesserOLIVIER RETOUTJennifer Chow

This session offers in-depth case study analysis by experienced profesionnals from museums, private companies and transport/logistics experts around concrete questions about international travelling exhibitions.

How set up a sales team?...

Science Espresso
Science ♥ society
Vesna Pajić

Dealing with several entities, tiptoeing around politicians and taking into account sponsors' ideas while staying true to your science communication calling can be a challenge.

Sometimes we have to adapt to sponsors' and governments' ideas...

Workshop
Learning
Samar D. KirreshYihsuan LinMay Sabbah

Tear apart some old boxes and bring your ideas to life. In this session, we will be experimenting with the amazing material cardboard and create pathways for marbles to travel down. We will reflect on the value of building marble runs and think...

Panel
Business & fundraising
Alain COINEEvanthia IoannidouCarina JaatinenFriso VisserAlain COINE

Step one: we have an idea.

Step two : we design a project that could be an exhibition, a science festival or dissemination programme.

Step three: struggling to it, we look for sponsorship.

What if the reverse happens: a...

Social event

The Natural History Museum of Geneva is pleased to invite those participants who will be around on Tuesday 5 June to an exhibition opening at the History of Science Museum, the second museum venue it is running, located on the banks of Lake...

Reverse
Learning
Vesna PajićLuka VidicDidier LavalBob Friedhoffer

Using the terms and tools of magic, metaphysics, superstition, alternative truth, healing, miracles in science communication can spur our audience's imagination and make them wonder what it is they have just seen and how it happened. Surprising...

House of Commons debate
Strategy & vision
Patricia VerheydenMikko MyllykoskiAntonio Gomes da CostaAndy LloydMarie-Christine Van der Sman

What is the future of science centre exhibitions? Do we need to stick to scientific phenomena, or focus on high tech and current science? Do we concentrate on objects or interaction? Or are physical exhibitions becoming obsolete in the digital...

Panel
Exhibit development
Caroline BreunesseSjan JanssenIsabelle Du FourJAVIER HIDALGO GIL

Traditionally, museums of natural history collect stuffed animals. In exhibitions these objects are used to illustrate stories about biology, ecology, biodiversity and species. In order to explain the behaviour of animals, museums often use films...

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...

Pages