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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
Amparo Leyman PinoInes MontalvaoSilvio WeyAnna Schaefers

Multilingual exhibits, diversification of staff, community partnerships, participatory programmes, among other best practises, are evidence that a science centre or museum is on the right path to becoming diverse and inclusive. However, what is...

Science ♥ society
Cristina PacaLucie SteiglederPatrick KlügelStuart JamesCarla PugliaAndrew Whittington-DavisMiranda ThoenMarzia MazzonettoSiri KellnerMarie CouëdicÀlex ArgemíMariana Rama Pedro AlvesMichael CreekAlix ThuillierSabine HaakeDobrivoje Lale EricBeate LangholfStephanos CherouvisSílvia Zurita i Món

The courageous speakers of this session will be telling you about their projects in an original and jargon-free style.

Expect a two-minute story for each project, followed by 45 minutes of networking. Join to get a quick overview of...

Equity & Inclusion
Angela Calabrese BartonMicaela BalzerDay GreenbergSpela GodecLouise Archer

This interactive session provides an opportunity for participants to explore a toolset in support of equitable pedagogies for Informal STEM learning (ISL). This toolset, co-created by researchers and educators in both the USA and the UK, provides...

Brad IrwinHerlinde Koelbl

From her long-term documentation of Angela Merkel through to her latest exhibition "Fascination of science", German photographic artist Herlinde Koelbl has photographed some of the worlds most influential people. Join us to discuss her career and...

Strategy & vision
Sharon AmentCamilla ThamLauren HyamsBrad IrwinAlexandra Burch

In 2020, the Natural History Museum set out on a bold new mission: to create advocates for the planet. Join us on a deep dive into how the Museum has begun to realise its new vision, including case studies from across the institution, with honest...

Equity & Inclusion
Kati TyystjärviSteffen BockAnastasia VoloshinaSteffen BockMeritxell Fernández CollElisabetta FlorKim Ludwig-PetschMalgorzata RatkowskaIzhana Fitri M RawiFranziska Lang

This session will explore new online methods that have been used during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-2021. Speakers will share their experiences from different European countries. The session also has an interactive, playful element, where we...

Research, theory & evaluation
Patricia VerheydenNils Petter HauanJen DeWittAnne Land

Exhibition evaluation is a very practical activity existing at the interface of different competencies, and can be useful multiple ways. But why is it important to evaluate exhibitions? How do we account for different stakeholders? How has the...

A networking highlight! Ecsite invites all participants to come together for a drink among exhibitors’ booths. Traditionally, exhibitors bring specialities from their home countries.

Maria ZоlоtоnоsаTamar FuhrmannBrendan Owens‫Chagit TishlerNavit Houri

The pandemic has put further pressure on schools and teachers by overloading them with work, forcing them to operate constantly in troubleshooting mode. Making changes in education on a systemic level is very much needed, but difficult; even with...

Exhibit development
Sheena LaursenMai MurmannMikko MyllykoskiGyöngyi KovácsMarc Friedrich

Socio-scientific exhibitions have established a new paradigm within science engagement organisations over the past few decades. But how do we approach the development of these exhibitions in order to provide space for both natural science AND...

Science ♥ society
Martin KulhawczukKai Håkon SundeFederica TamburriniMarco MirandaDerek FishRonen MirSabine HaakeRannvei SætherOla KleivenHanna SathiapalEva HaasKim Ludwig-PetschRebecca KlemmChristina ClassenBrenda Shivanandan

Welcome to the Grand Bazaar, an informal drop-in session featuring dozens of table-top activities – and their facilitators. This long-time favourite session returns to take you on a creative and inspiring journey with spicy experiments, hands-on...

Marianne AchiamSheena LaursenMairéad HurleyVasyl DunetsClayton Cutajar

This workshop is an opportunity for attendees to really tackle the topics raised by the speakers in the first part of this in-depth session of "Reimagining Educational Systems for the 21st Century". It is not essential to have attended Part 1 to...