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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

The best funding comes with very few conditions attached. But that doesn’t happen very often. Today’s sponsors are increasingly demanding and there is a real skill in ensuring that a science museum’s objectives are not lost to a sponsor’s...

Science in Society

Numerous museums and science centres in Europe have initiated efforts to improve the accessibility of their buildings, programs and exhibitions for visitors with disabilities. Science centers are often well-equipped — from a technical point...

Education

An open question implies that the answer is unknown to the inquirer. Skillfully framed open questions are a powerful, but under-used, science communication tool in exhibit labels, science shows and science centre explainer-training.

Marketing & communication

There is no longer any question that science centres should be using social media. The real question is how they can optimize its potential. The number of people in Europe using social networks such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube etc.,...

Education

Learning in a science centre – informal learning –happens differently than school-based learning. We design our exhibitions and educational programmes to hook our visitors and propel them to explore with all their senses. We want to awaken their...

Science in Society

Science museums have become an important and increasingly visible element in the public effort to promote science education and science literacy in modern society. Science museums produce exhibitions and educational programs on a wide variety of...

Science in Society

For many years, science engagement professionals across Europe have been helping people explore climate change. Yet as a population we are not making any major and substantive changes in our lives to seriously reduce carbon. Is it time to do...

Science ♥ society
Derrick de Kerckhove

Derrick de Kerckhove, Professor at the Department of French and former Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto, gave a speech entitled "Navigating among the shoals and reefs of social, state and...

Finance

In the current economic climate, many museums and science centres are struggling with limited budgets. It is therefore more important than ever for these organizations to wisely prioritize new initiatives. At present, we do not have a united...

Science in Society

Europe has to maintain a high level and high quality of scientists, technicians and engineers, but meeting this objective seems to find obstacles when it comes to young people and their choices for a career in science. What are the factors...

Exhibit development

It’s the beginning of a complex and exciting process when a museum or science centre has the opportunity to renew its permanent spaces. As with any museum, the desire is to create a meaningful experience for visitors, to show cutting edge science...

Marketing & communication

What is an exhibition without a title? Creating a great and attractive exhibition or show is one thing. But then you need a title, a logo, and a poster to advertise your brand new project. How do you pin down the best set of words and an ideal...

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