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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

Exhibit development

This session is specially designed for content developers, designers, constructors, communicators and marketing specialists. This workshop session will unite specialists from different fields in a common creative process. The quality of our...

Exhibit development

Looking to rent or buy traveling exhibitions? This year, we take another look at current and upcoming travelling science exhibitions across Europe. This rapid-fire session will give you a glimpse of the huge range of exhibitions on offer, leaving...

Research, theory & evaluation

Eight researchers have eight minutes each to present the outcomes of their research and make proposals for putting results into practice. The session does not undermine research methods and processes but aims to link research outcomes to...

Exhibit development

Most organizations creating a science centre are first-time buyers. But the commercial fabricator is a skilled supplier with years of experience. So how can we capture the creative impulse of a new organization while also using a fabricator’s...

Operations & finance

Freedom of failure is an essential part of science and learning. How can we offer our visitors the freedom of failure and manage this concept in our organizations? Presenters will discuss the successes and drawbacks of the freedom to fail through...

Marketing & communication

Sometimes simple and cheap marketing or promotional actions generate a lot of response while expensive actions fail. Why? In times of economic crisis it is important to spend money on those tools that are efficient and that generate a return in...

Exhibit development

Science centres and museums naturally tend toward trying to tell people facts, but this is not their strong point. Their strength is in creating memories, impressions, and inspiring their visitors. How can we create exhibits that work to these...

Education

Learning is at the heart of a museum or science centre’s mission and represents a specific and well-defined professional and research field. Learning also links to the work of many other museum and science centre professionals: curators,...

Exhibit development

Looking to rent or buy travelling exhibitions? This year, we take another look at current and upcoming travelling science exhibitions across Europe. This rapid-fire session will give you a glimpse of the huge range of exhibitions on offer,...

Exhibit development

Form follows function…or does it? Do designers always have to follow the educational storyline and briefing of a curator? Is style just the outside of content or is there more to the picture than meets the eye? Do we like it when designers take...

Exhibit development

Representatives from three of the largest travelling exhibitions programmes talk about their experiences in the planning, production, sales and execution of international tours. Pick their brains to find out how to adequately prepare for your...

Marketing & communication

This session will feature three case studies of how science centres have developed their digital marketing strategies. We will assess their holistic approach, provide tips for understanding online audiences and cover a range of online marketing...

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