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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

Exchange Forum
Science ♥ society
Linda GalléWiebke RössigIris OttAlex Fairhead

How should spaces for interaction and open science be designed in order to welcome, encourage and engage visitors? Many major museums across Europe are undergoing major rebuilding processes in order to create spaces for communication, interaction...

Pecha Kucha
Learning
Ran PelegAndrea Frantz-PittnerSilvia GrabnerCedric TanKate KnealeDesiree VaccariniBethan RossAstrid Rampula

‘Immersion’ and ‘immersive’ are popping up everywhere these days: immersive theatre, immersive technology, immersive games, immersive experience, even immersive dining. Science centres and museums have not evaded this trend and many offer...

Pre-Conference workshop
Science ♥ society

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Pre-Conference workshop
Science ♥ society

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Pre-Conference workshop
Strategy & vision
Camilla Rossi-LinnemannInes MontalvaoSamar D. KirreshJurij KrpanMARINA LEONARDMichael BradkeMaria João Fonseca

For many of us, working with artists is both a dream and a challenge. This one-day pre-conference workshop gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into reflection and experimentation surrounding the professional practice of such collaborations....

Pre-Conference workshop
Learning
Maria ZоlоtоnоsаEva DurallMairead HurleyGène BertrandCarmen FenollosaMatteo MerzagoraWill Hunter

Travel grants available!

Are you convinced about the benefits of co-design but too afraid to let go? We hear you!

That is why we are inviting...

Panel
Science ♥ society
Maria XanthoudakiCatarina RamosSara CalcagniniJochen ViehoffJulia EllrichTony Lockett

AI and robotics are rapidly changing our societies and this is having major consequences in the way citizens foresee the changes to their everyday lives. There is a wide consensus that AI technologies will profoundly change the world as we know...

Out and about
Science ♥ society
Magne HognestadMarco MirandaJørn HafverKim Ludwig-PetschMarta Fikus-KrynskaFredrik Motland KirkemoHenrik Helsgaun

Picture the scene: In 15 minutes, our speakers set up a pop-up science centre in a local cafe, armed with only the items they have in their pockets and backpacks!

The introduction will begin at the conference centre and then participants...

Panel
Learning
Mark WinterbottomMaria XanthoudakiInka de PijperGrace D'ArcyMathieu Mahve-Beydokhti

Tinkering has the potential to strengthen engagement with STEM. Furthermore, research has found that tinkering could be particularly beneficial for students facing social, economic or cultural disadvantage. Museums across Europe have been...

Pre-Conference workshop
Science ♥ society
Raphael ChanayUwe MoldrzykThomas B BergAnnemarie van EekerenPaolo LegatoCaroline BreunesseAnders Drud JordanHenrik SellLinda GalléBasil ThüringPierre Coulon

Natural history museums play an important role in bridging communication gaps between science, society and politics. In times of growing urgency we have to act against a variety of environmental issues such as climate change and loss of...

Marketplace
Audrey O'Connell

A preview of current and upcoming touring science exhibitions across Europe and the world. This fast-paced session will give you a glimpse of a large range of exhibitions on offer, leaving it up to you to make contacts and find out more.

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Workshop
Learning
Michel GroulxCaroline JulienLars SchnatmannWouter van der ZouweCybèle Robichaud

“Metaquests”, or interactive quests, can be very engaging ways to encourage participation, particularly when it comes to the younger generation. These quests entice their visitors into actively engaging in self-guided itineraries which catalyse...

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