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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

Lucy HawkingClayton Cutajar

Your opportunity to engage in conversation with author Lucy Hawking after hearing her keynote in the previous time slot.

Sebastian MartinSamar D. KirreshAmos BlantonCristina OlivottoRyan JenkinsJon Haavie

“Good tinkerers borrow, great tinkerers steal.” - As A. Kleon emphasises in his book “Steal like an Artist”, "no idea is original and all creators and their output are a sum of inspirations and heroes…”. Art & artists can inspire children,...

Science ♥ society
Lynda DunlopJelle de SchrijverLynda Dunlop

Since Socrates, philosophical questions are known to elicit exciting dialogues engaging both young people and adults. Science provides a fertile ground to explore these philosophical topics. Questions such as, ‘Is tackling climate change more...

Science ♥ society
Ana NoronhaMaria MenendezBarbara BudassiMiriam AtienzaMiriam AtienzaCamilla Rossi-LinnemannPedro Russo

The blend of science and creativity can trigger curiosity in areas of space science and technology that differ from those traditionally pursued by science engagement, in ways that may inspire broader audiences to go on new explorations... This...

Marianne AchiamVasyl DunetsSaku TuominenOlivia Levrini

Covid-19 showed us that new models for education are not only possible, but can be enacted in a previously unimaginably short timeframe. The time is ripe for new, more equitable educational systems, in which multiple actors contribute to the...

Wiktor Gajewski

Instead of regular sessions, join one of the informal meet-ups of various communities of science engagement practice.

Check the official conference app, the Whova app for details,...

Ryan JenkinsSebastian MartinYihsuan LinEduard Muntaner-PerichLuigi Anzivino

One outcome of the past two years of adapting programming to a socially distant and online format is communities coming together to explore topics through hands-on exploration. The pandemic has opened up new possibilities for collaboration and...

Strategy & vision
Nils Petter HauanInger HøstmarkAnna GunnarssonBeth HawkinsMaarten OkkersenTorhild Skåtun

An important social mission of any science centre or museum is to get teenagers interested in and fascinated by science. By doing so we hope that they become active citizens who contribute positively to the community, and potentially also choose...

Science ♥ society
Maria MenendezAna NoronhaTobias WolffCatherine FrancheChristophe ChaffardonTobias WolffTina IbsenAudrey KorczynskaGuillaume TrapDaniel ScukaBarbara BudassiAna NoronhaRobert MeisnerAnna Arnadottir

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

Exhibit development
Marjolein van BreemenBritta NagelAndreas GundelweinShirin Frangoul-BrücknerJussi ÄngesleväGabriele ZipfSundar Raman

The Future, or at least the museum of the future is here. In what seems to be a megatrend, the exhibitions and institutions dealing with visions of tomorrow and developing their audiences future-proof competences pop-up around the world. How do...

Welcome to the 2022 Ecsite Conference’s official start. Expect speeches by officials, host and Ecsite representatives. And... the winners of the 2022 Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards will be revealed!

Research, theory & evaluation
Joe CookElsa BaileyJuliana RestrepoClaudia Gorr

Making a choice about the methods and tools to use to evaluate your exhibition can be a challenge.

Knowledge around evaluating learning at exhibits is important for educators, exhibit builders and researchers. In this interactive session,...