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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

Strategy & vision
Matteo MerzagoraMichael John GormanKen ArnoldMatteo MerzagoraAsma SteinhausserCamille Zamant

The session will push forward the topics raised in the February issue of Spokes in the article "...

Science ♥ society
Catherine OualianDorothée VatinelNathanael Jeune

Participants will imagine concrete ways to implement the research recommendation to develop visitors’ critical thinking skills. For example, research has identified the conditions for a constructive debate, the risks linked to a simple awareness...

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...

Research, theory & evaluation
Angelos AlexopoulosHannie GijlersLuigi CerriMichail Giannakos

Science learning ecologies are the contexts that contain a wide variety of experiences, across a range of institutions and places both in—and more increasingly—outside school, allowing youth different and multiple ways to engage with science....

The whole experimenta team is looking forward to welcoming all participants at the Nocturne in our science centre. Labs, a spectacular Science Dome, a rooftop-observatory, exhibitions: there is so much to explore! Have a glass of wine and enjoy...

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...

Equity & Inclusion
Tapio KoivuMartin AggerbeckTorhild SkåtunKirsi PulkkinenCecilia Ekstrand

Science capital research has established itself worldwide, but to implement the findings of the research it needs to be processed and adapted into each country's social structure and culture context. Several Nordic countries have already...

Exhibit development
Christina RühlmannDominik EssingJulia EllrichArmin DuffEsther HamstraTomas Nilsson

With this session we want to encourage other science engagement organisations to make a big move - a move outside! Given the pandemic, this seems like a logical step, but there are challenges when planning and constructing outdoor exhibits....

Science ♥ society
Mairéad HurleyCamilla ThamMhairi StewartAmy van Nobelen

At a time of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss, young people are showing determination and creating projects to lead the way. This session highlights the approaches that museums have taken to collaborate with young people. Our Broken...

Science ♥ society
Ronen MirJoseph RocheRooske FranseVera GouveiaSanne van Gammeren

One of the main characteristics of open science communities such as open schooling or citizen science projects is the collaboration with multiple stakeholders. Co-creation within such a community can be very rewarding and valuable. However,...

Science ♥ society
Christian SichauMarkus WeißkopfMichael John Gorman

The climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic and the debate surrounding genetic engineering are just three current fields where scientific knowledge carries far-reaching political consequences, causing a predicament for scientists about their...

Equity & Inclusion
Patricia VerheydenStacy WakefordJenny SearchMaribel IbarraAmito Haarhuis

This session will focus on three of Ecsite’s strategic commitments: 21st century skills, inclusion & equity, and health & wellbeing. As we are all still dealing with the effects of the pandemic, how can we take on those challenges in our...

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