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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

Equity & Inclusion
Sheena LaursenElin Ravndal BellClaire Förster

Can we attract people we don’t usually reach and are there different ways to be accessible? This session will bring examples of different approaches and ways of reaching out to families, young people and children who don’t usually visit our...

Say goodbye and thank you to our 2022 hosts and hello to the Esplora Science Centre team who will be welcoming us to sunny Malta next year for the 2023 Ecsite Conference (15-17 June 2023).

Exhibit development
Mikko MyllykoskiANA MARIA NAVAS IANNINIJussi KahlosErminia Pedretti

This workshop session will cover the topics of scientific literacy, science communication and science exhibition typologies. Through the exploration of a controversial science exhibit about mental health we will invite participants to reflect...

Equity & Inclusion
David JonesMeie van LaarRebecca ButtigiegGéraldine Delaforge

25% of the EU population consider themselves to have some level of disability. Working in partnership and creating environments for communities to have their voices heard does not happen overnight. Organisations need to learn to listen to...

Research, theory & evaluation
Marios PapaevripidouYvoni PavlouShaun UssherKatarzyna Potega vel Zabik

Transforming science education to address 21st century challenges is one of the top priorities of our field. Evaluation is a key component to ensure the successful development and application of relevant initiatives. However, it is often...

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...

Science ♥ society
Brendan OwensMairéad HurleySophie PerryLottie Dodwell

This interactive workshop will create a space to come together and better understand our role as enablers of a just and sustainable future, and consider how to create spaces to encourage transformative climate action rather than short-term fixes...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...