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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

Panel
Learning
Mairéad HurleyBrendan OwensMaria VicenteElad PazEva Durall

The Covid-19 crisis has challenged traditional science learning environments, many of which relied on face-to-face interactions. The current scenario has become one in which disruption of regular practice is part of the new normal. But how can we...

Panel
Exhibit development
Julie LeclairPeter TrevittHillary SpencerTobias WolffElin Roberts

The past year brought us all challenges but it has also given us freedom in many ways. During the pandemic many museums felt that they were able to (and perhaps had to), take more risks than they would have done otherwise. Our panellists worked...

Opening
Catherine Franche

Conference hosts Brad Irwin and Dorothée Vatinel are here to welcome you to the final day of the 2021 Ecsite Online Conference. For this final welcome session, we'll be joined by Ecsite Executive Director Catherine Franche, where you can be sure...

Business Buzz and networking

Was there simply not enough time to network during the day? Or perhaps you were so engrossed in the sessions and our Keynote speaker that there was no time to connect with peers? And for our colleagues in North, Central and South America it was...

Live talks with audience Q&A
Equity & Inclusion
Mark WinterbottomMaria KarnezouInka de PijperMaria Xanthoudaki

​​Commitment: Equity & inclusion

This session will explore contemporary issues in inclusive STEM learning practice, with a focus on how hands-on making and tinkering can provide opportunities to work in more equitable...

Panel
Exhibit development
Andrew BullockWolfgang ButtressMartin BencsikFiona Philpott

Commitment: Climate & biodiversity crisis

Meet the artist Wolfgang Buttress and his scientific collaborator Dr Martin Bencsik as they talk with Fiona Philpott, Director of Exhibitions (National Museums Liverpool),...

Panel
Exhibit development
Julie LeclairMaren KrumdieckMyriam SpringuelAlanna DavidsonIgnasi Miró

Developing a travelling exhibition can be costly, time-consuming and staff-intensive. Factor in the added pressure of finding funding, content partners and navigating relationships during a global pandemic, and you have yourself a major project...

Community event
Learning
Caroline White

What happens when our social media feeds lose all their user-generated content? What would the world be like if all of our bodily waste suddenly became a part of our clothing? Explore these questions and the way that our design choices shape our...

Reverse
Exhibit development
Anna SchaefersPedro PomboFrancesca IezziGérard COBUT

Commitment: 21st century skills

Imagine you've been (successfully) running a national outreach project for several years: a set of hands-on mini-labs for teenagers. Your main sponsor thinks this is wonderful, so it should...

Workshop
Exhibit development
Harry WhiteSarah AlexanderLisa FinchRyan JenkinsAndreas MattEric Londaits

In part two of the session, we'll continue with the exploration of the automata and artificial intelligence hands-on explorations from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre and IMAGINARY, and participants will have the opportunity to try the second part of...

Fireside chat
Equity & Inclusion
David JonesDavid JonesKerrie HighcockZoe King

​​Commitment: Equity & inclusion

This inspirational session, loaded with learning and insight, is a three-way conversation between David Jones, Life Science Centre (Life), Kerrie Highcock, North East Autism Society (...

Community event
Learning
Sarah DurcanAndrea Bandelli

Let's get social and scientific with an in-real-time participatory baking class! We'll make scones; classic and with some alternative dietary requirements (see ingredients lists below). Participants can ask questions and work from their kitchens...

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