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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

Strategy & vision
Marianne BenningAmparo Leyman PinoFrank KupperMenno TummersAnna Schaefers

Enter our space where you cannot see the others around you. Anonymised seating. Eye masks. Music playing in the background. Voices speak up to confess personal professional sins; doubts about their institutions and dubious things we do as a...

Strategy & vision
Matteo MerzagoraMichael John GormanKen ArnoldMatteo MerzagoraAsma SteinhausserCamille Zamant

The session will push forward the topics raised in the February issue of Spokes in the article "...

Science ♥ society
Catherine OualianDorothée VatinelNathanael Jeune

Participants will imagine concrete ways to implement the research recommendation to develop visitors’ critical thinking skills. For example, research has identified the conditions for a constructive debate, the risks linked to a simple awareness...

Learning
Antonia CaolaLuisa MassaraniSabrina Vitting-Seerup

Emotions are central components of the learning process and are at the heart of (formal and informal) education and communication. Emotions shape cognition, memory, motivation, interest, engagement, attitudes, and decision-making in relation to...

The whole experimenta team is looking forward to welcoming all participants at the Nocturne in our science centre. Labs, a spectacular Science Dome, a rooftop-observatory, exhibitions: there is so much to explore! Have a glass of wine and enjoy...

Research, theory & evaluation
Angelos AlexopoulosHannie GijlersLuigi CerriMichail Giannakos

Science learning ecologies are the contexts that contain a wide variety of experiences, across a range of institutions and places both in—and more increasingly—outside school, allowing youth different and multiple ways to engage with science....

Science ♥ society
Inka de PijperSophie PerryChristopher WhitbySusana CabralTanja Adnađević

Science and its relationship with society have been crucial in the recognition of climate change and biodiversity loss, and remains so as we now navigate necessary personal and societal transitions. This session explores the role of the science...

Exhibit development
Christina RühlmannDominik EssingJulia EllrichArmin DuffEsther HamstraTomas Nilsson

With this session we want to encourage other science engagement organisations to make a big move - a move outside! Given the pandemic, this seems like a logical step, but there are challenges when planning and constructing outdoor exhibits....

Equity & Inclusion
Tapio KoivuMartin AggerbeckTorhild SkåtunKirsi PulkkinenCecilia Ekstrand

Science capital research has established itself worldwide, but to implement the findings of the research it needs to be processed and adapted into each country's social structure and culture context. Several Nordic countries have already...

Exhibit development
Khalil ThirlawayLottie DodwellLinda GalléMathias KoellikerAmanda Gore

In a world of challenging statistics, horrifying news stories and misinformation, many people are left looking for answers. Join us for a session where four museums and creators discuss how they have thoughtfully and creatively designed spaces...

Science ♥ society
Ronen MirJoseph RocheRooske FranseVera GouveiaSanne van Gammeren

One of the main characteristics of open science communities such as open schooling or citizen science projects is the collaboration with multiple stakeholders. Co-creation within such a community can be very rewarding and valuable. However,...

Science ♥ society
Christian SichauMarkus WeißkopfMichael John Gorman

The climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic and the debate surrounding genetic engineering are just three current fields where scientific knowledge carries far-reaching political consequences, causing a predicament for scientists about their...

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