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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
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...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Science in Society
Noel Jackson

How much are you prepared to change your message to meet the needs of an audience? In this reverse session, speakers describe problems of delivering astronomy shows to ultra-orthodox Jewish communities, translating a secular exhibition devised...

Networking & Partnerships
Marc MoutinAna NoronhaAna NoronhaRob van den BergMarc MoutinMaría Menéndez

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...

Equity & Inclusion
TOMMASO NASTASIShana TurakhiaDominique JongenTOMMASO NASTASIElodie TouzéStéphanie Kappler

Are museums prepared to welcome visitors with special needs at the same time or in the same spaces as other visitors? This challenge is met by some museums where the tools developed for that aim could be relevant for all. Some experiences...

Exhibit development
Tim Holdsworth

A group from different science centres is getting together for a week of collaborative hands-on learning focused on exhibit development and fabrication in June 2012. Before we start building our exhibits, we are seeking your critiques and advice...

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