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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

Poster session with summary discussion
Science in Society
Stephen Roberts

Over 1 million people including more than 7,000 scientists and researchers come together to explore, discover and discuss their dreams in 360 cities across Europe for Researchers’ Night (RN). This European Commission initiative challenges...

Panel
Lubov StrelnikovaKatarzyna ModrakLeonid GusevEkaterina KhaustovaNatalia Sergievskaya

Science Cinema: new museum communication language

The world of today is the world of visual – bright, quick and geographically unlimited. We think by frames, speak by PowerPoint presentations and tell our stories by stop motion technique...

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Yasushi IkebeKatrin VohlandDavid SittenfeldBjørn BedstedLuisa MassaraniHiromi Kurokawa

In society, there are number of issues related to science and technology that may not be dealt with solely with scientific arguments from specialists. Solutions or measures that can be more efficient or acceptable may be obtained by involving...

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Technology
Anna ÖstMicky RemannStaffan KlashedMiroslav AndelIsabella Buczek

The planetarium offers a spectacular and engaging arena for experiencing all types of science. Previously dedicated to astronomy, the development of new digital technologies has broadened the spectrum of planetarium content and full dome films...

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Exhibit development
Benoît LégaréHeather KelleyPoul KattlerGenevieve Angio-Morneau

Storytelling and games are universal products of the human experience and are present in all cultures. Not only do they provide the groundwork for meaningful social interactions, they also play an essential role in the development of the human...

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Science in Society
Sheena LaursenMette Stentoft TherkildsenMai MurmannJustin Dillon

This session will focus on actions and activities that are being developed to promote healthy lifestyles. We will show how science centres are creating transforming experiences aimed at a broad and diverse audience. Education researchers have...

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Sharon AmentDorit WolenitzJens TannebergChristopher GartheHanne RasmussenDorotea Blank

The UNESCO decade on education for sustainable development is coming to an end – and although the concept of education for sustainable development is gaining more and more credence in formal as well as in informal education, the topic of...

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Science in Society
Antonio Gomes da Costa

The condemnation of six scientists for “multiple manslaughter” as a consequence of their failure to warn citizens about the Aquila earthquake in Italy took many by surprise. The ruling, regardless of what happens in the future of this case, will...

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Explainers & visitor services
Heather King

How do we present the nature of sciences and maths in our institutions? Do our visitors see what we want them to see? Do they understand the workings of science in the ways that we do? What do our staff think?

In this Pecha Kucha-...

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Maria XanthoudakiBrad IrwinMiha KosAntonio Gomes da Costa

The explainer’s profile and professional development constitute an ever-evolving topic not only for Ecsite’s THE Group, but also of institutions that employ explainers of diverse ages, preparation times, skill levels, and sometimes...

Workshop
Design
Karolina PerrinJochen HungerKaren WilkinsonJean-michel Molenaar

There is a novel approach to the design of exhibitions and to the vulgarization of science.

The Fab Lab movement, initiated by MIT researcher Neil Gershenfeld in the late 90s is starting to have an impact on the way interactive...

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Collections
Eric SiegelKian Tiong PANGClara Lim

can we translate momentous events and concepts in science and technology into experiences that people can enjoy and understand? Some of us use artifacts, interactivity, scenography or dioramas. Many of us have artifact-rich exhibitions with...

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