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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

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Explainers & visitor services
Marjelle van Hoorn

Social media is everywhere. Individuals and institutions use it all the time. Social media can influence the way people perceive time and space. The ideas of time and space are changed through social media; the museum space gets bigger and bigger...

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Equity & Inclusion
Christopher Power

Note: Session was canceled due to absence of convenor and speakers. Multimedia handheld guides and smartphone applications offer many new possibilities for interaction between audiences and science museums — prior to, during and after a...

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Education
Ed SobeyEd SobeyMartin KulhawczukSusanne RehnMarcin ChydzińskiMichael BradkeElin Roberts

Space and time are abstract concepts until they are measured. Children estimate distance and time poorly and have little practice in measuring either one, yet these two issues are fundamental to experiments and understanding science. Immediate...

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Human Resources
Heather KingElaine ReganMarjolein van BreemenMeie van LaarMaria Xanthoudaki

What kind of teacher training and professional development do informal science institutions offer that other providers do not? What resources, experiences and expertise can we provide that are better than those available elsewhere? In this...

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Exhibit development
Iara Dos SantosNathalie Puzenataude lestyEsther HamstraOwain Davies

The session will mix juniors and seniors from various exhibition fields. In these fields, seniors could be seen as representatives of established and efficient methods and juniors as messengers of innovative ideas which can help exhibitions...

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Strategy & vision
Michèle ANTOINERob van HattumLIONEL LARQUE

Sustainable development will be high in political and media agenda with the Rio+20 Conference coming up in June 2012. This is a wonderful opportunity for our institutions not only to reinforce public awareness of environmental issues but also to...

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Outreach
Ed SobeyMoeko TABATAVarda Gur Ben Shitrit

The role of science centres is not limited to the four walls of a building. They have the expertise to make their engagement activities work from a distance, to go to where the people are, and to reach wider and new audiences, switching them on...

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Explainers & visitor services
Moeko TABATALech NOWICKIAlexandra LangFabrice JouvenotMichael BradkeTOMONORI HAYAKAWA

An exhibition is a set of exhibits wherein the visitor walks through, touching nd experiencing one after the other. From time to time, however, our visitors like like to have real person-to-person contact. The visitor wants to talk, demonstrate...

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Exhibit development
Stephen Pizzey

This session is an opportunity for those involved in the operation of small science centres to exchange ideas, learn new developments and renew contacts. Centres with astronomy, space science or related themes will be approached for contributions...

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Science in Society
Tânia Margarida CostaPenny FidlerAna Noronha

At its heart, science is a practical, hands-on subject. Scientists must explore, test, experiment and investigate over time and across nations to gain new insights of how we humans, and the world around us works. However, the amazing careers and...

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Design
Sara SummersMoeko TABATADavid TombolatoDave Patten

How do we communicate scientific information effectively through colors, shapes, animations, and other visual means? Visualization enables visitors to think in creative ways about the information in front of them, bringing brand new perspectives...

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Science in Society
Micol MolinariBeth HawkinsJane DowdenBeth Hawkins

It is vital to remember that science is never ‘fact’ but comprises a set of models that best explain the way the world works. Will these theories change? Only time will tell. As scientists and science communicators, we must always keep the...

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