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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

Workshop
Science ♥ society
Liliann Fischer

Over the past years, more and more research attention has been paid to science communication so that a vast body of knowledge has developed, offering insights into its potential and workings. At the same time, the community of scicomm...

House of Commons
Science ♥ society
Claire PillsburyMikko Myllykoski

Come, take a stand, and win others on your side. House of Commons engages you to take part in debating the burning issues of our field. Everybody is an MP at the Ecsite Parliament!

The Speakers of the House of Commons – will present...

Panel
Strategy & vision
Michèle ANTOINECaroline JulienStephane BerghmansDave PattenAudrey Korczynska

Digital immersive technologies are relatively new in science centres and museums. Their use for educational purposes raises tremendous potential as well as numerous challenges. More and more structures take the leap and invest in temporary...

Panel
Exhibit development
Gabrielle ZaugBaptiste BureauSarah de LauneyXavier Dominguez Gunnar Behrens

Sustainable development is the greatest challenge of our times. As Camille Pisani pointed out in reflecting on our commitments during the Ecsite Online Conference, "mitigating the impact of climate change needs not only changes in individual and...

In depth
Exhibit development
Ines MontalvaoDaniel RosqvistClaire PillsburyCarla Molins PitarchMarco MirandaMichael Bradke

In this two-part, in-depth session, we would like to know where participants stand when it comes to prototyping - what it encompasses in theoretical terms and also in practice. Through a deeper understanding of this concept and how we approach it...

Social event

An exciting chance to meet with other first-time participants and meet a few Conference veterans and ACPC members who will be sharing their tips and tricks to make the most of the Ecsite Conference. Join this informal breakfast for a refreshing...

Workshop
Equity & Inclusion
Pedro RussoMaria VicenteLaura ConnerStephen POMPEA

Humanity faces many complex and dynamic problems, from global climate change to systemic racism and widening economic inequality. These challenges urgently cry for a culture of plural visions, diversity and shared goals. Museums, science centres...

Pre-Conference workshop
Learning
Maria ZоlоtоnоsаMaria VicenteCristina OlivottoShaun UssherBrendan OwensTorben Roug Eszter SalamonMaya Halevy‫Chagit TishlerTamar FuhrmannPam de SterkePavlos KoulourisClaudia AguirreMalvina ArtheauDidier LavalAlexandra Okada

The Open Schooling Together group - a partnership of eight European projects on Open Schooling - is inviting you to rethink learning boundaries and discover how schools and students can be supported to become agents of community well-being...

Workshop
Learning
Michael RenvillardCasper Aarlit JensenRoberta Sandri

This workshop has a capacity of 30 participants.

Children learn best through play; it’s an essential part of child development.

Children already know that play is their superpower, and it is the LEGO Foundation’s goal to convince...

Panel
Exhibit development
Thierry BrassacMargot COICMichael BradkeAnna Gunnarsson

During the pandemic, science centres adopted a special role in children's daily lives. They proposed a platform to play with science at home but were also responsible for an important relay of information in a time of disinformation. Now that we...

In depth
Science ♥ society
Dorothée VatinelAntonio Gomes da CostaNathanael Jeune

Misinformation, mistrust in science and pseudoscience are among the most difficult and pressing challenges for science communicators. Indeed the role of research, of scientific knowledge and of logical reasoning is far from making part of...

Workshop
Equity & Inclusion
Vanessa MignanDavid JonesAntonia CaolaAlberta GiovanniniSilvio WeySanne den AdelHeidrun Schulze

Are you or your organisation experiencing challenges when it comes to diversity and inclusion? Are you aware that these are important systemic issues, yet are not sure where to start to dismantle unjust infrastructures to combat your institution´...

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