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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

Outreach
Manuel CiraAna NoronhaBruna Valettini

Oceans are today recognized as the fundamental element of life on Earth: for our climates, our life, economy, and our society. The session will showcase how our organisations have successfully formed partnerships with research organisations and...

Strategy & vision

Martin Rees, Professor of Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, gave a speech entitled "Space exploration, life and the cosmos".

The space age is little more than 50 years old but space technology already pervades our...

Exhibit development
Anna SchaefersHanne Haack LarsenGunnar BehrensDOROTA KULAWIK

Your worst nightmare: The exhibits are broken, the visitors are frustrated, the museum staff does not know what to do, the creative company is far away. What can we do, before an exhibition is even opened, to avoid such situations and make sure...

Equity & Inclusion
Nathalie PuzenatBenny BeringerEric LawrinTate GreenhalghFrancis DuranthonMarcus Weisen

The second Ecsite Accessible exhibitions workshop propose to explore and discuss accessibility, both in a science centre, Cité de l’espace and in a natural history museum, at Museum de Toulouse. It will engage participants to a creative challenge...

Equity & Inclusion
Sheena LaursenNathalie Caplet

Sometimes an exhibition or a programme of activities seems to attract more of one gender than the other. What can we do about this? Initiatives taking place across Europe are shining light on this important issue for science centres and museums....

Exhibit development
Anne SolliAnne SolliClaes Johansson

One idea of ‘slow spaces’ is to rethink slowness and see it as an opportunity for people to be creative, focused and social. The concept of ‘slow’ can be seen as a hinderance in a world which highly values speed. In today’s...

Networking & Partnerships
Maria Xanthoudaki

What is Europe 2020 Strategy? And what is Horizon 2020? The European Union has launched a new strategy that impacts the work of organisations involved in science communication. This workshop will give an insight on the new objectives of the EU,...

Human Resources
Kim Gladstone HerlevKim Gladstone HerlevKim Gladstone HerlevGuy LabineEllen McCallieKirsten EllenbogenEva JonssonJudy Gradwhol

Most science centres and museums are dynamic institutions who are continuously changing to optimize their space. Change management is an extremely relevant challenge throughout this continuing process. Some changes are easy to manage but very...

Research, theory & evaluation
Helena JedrzejczakNils Petter HauanAlena Suldova

The European Exhibition Evaluation Tool (EEET) pilot project set out to develop a user-friendly toolbox to assess visitor behaviour, investigate whether science centre exhibitions can be considered meaningful learning experiences and identify...

Exhibit development
Łukasz BadowskiŁukasz BadowskiAnna Schaefers

Can you imagine an exhibition produced by a German company, dealing with local cultural issues in Poland, and developed in a team that can only communicate in English? Do you cooperate in a team of people from different countries and – more...

Fred EngelbrechtAndreas HeckerLanfranco MasottiRaffaella SpagnuoloAnke NeuhausFred EngelbrechtPetra MohrLuka VidicMarzia MazzonettoSarah RobinsonPia Mäkelä

Many institutions in the field of science education such as science centers try to motivate young people for the natural sciences and technology. They often use exhibits well designed and nice to look at. Many institutions, however, have realised...

Networking & Partnerships
Marc MoutinAna NoronhaAna NoronhaRob van den BergMarc MoutinMaria Menendez

This Ecsite inaugural workshop focusing on space will highlight collaborations between the European Space Agency (ESA) and museums and science centres across Europe. Together we will collect feedback and will start developing future space-themed...

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