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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

Education
Sheena LaursenDavid HeywoodMichael Dzoga

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education still misses the content of the letter “E”- engineering. The challenge is to advance engineering as part of the science’ education in schools, to develop the culture...

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...

Johannes-Geert HagmannHouston WilsonSven BakkenChristophe ChaffardonDaniel Rosqvist

Mobile applications are increasingly used in all the museums to help visitors discover exhibitions and content. In the particular case of interactive sciences centres, what could be the added value of these tools? Do they bring new content or...

Marketing & communication
LAURENT CHICOINEAURonald Kleverlaan

Every innovation needs financing. Some (local) governments offer loans or subsidies to researchers to realize their dreams while some people receive investments or gifts from friends and family. But in the current financial crisis it can be...

Marketing & communication
Colin JohnsonKatarzyna ModrakHeli SeppäläMeike MoorsLise Kinch

Knowledge of our audiences is hard currency. We must know our target groups in order to motivate the public to visit our exhibitions and to attract their attention. How do we best obtain this knowledge so that we ensure that our campaigns have...

Exhibit development
Bruno Araújo-Gomes

In a perfect world where budgets and feasibility are not obstacles what would exhibits and exhibitions be? Ordered like a school-book or creative-chaotic like a dream? With clear instructions or without guidelines? In color or black and white?...

Micol MolinariMichaela LivingstoneKatrina NilssonKaren DaviesEnrico TombesiMegumi MurashimaAkihiro Osaki

Science centres and museums play an important role in engaging the public with science, by connecting researchers and society. Programs must be designed to be attractive to the public, however, good communication skills are also essential for...

Exhibit development
Sally DuensingSara CalcagniniDominique Botbol

Developing a permanent exhibition is a crucial moment for most museums. Developers face many challenges which range from how to communicate science content in a permanent, engaging and accessible way. In contemporary society this challenge...

Exhibit development
Anne PrugnonChristina Ritzl VejlgaardLars WerdelinSonja NeumannPanagiotis Poulopoulos

In our dreams, we are transported to different worlds, distant times and sometimes unfamiliar places. This session will explore innovative techniques for creating a sense of time and place in exhibitions, using objects, digital interpretation and...

Education
Ingeborg KrangeCATHERINA VOREADOULuigi AmodioSven Bakken

Information communication technology (ICT) has the potential to integrate activities across schools, science centers, and professional companies. How do students use iPads and iPods to document their activities in the science centre? How do they...

Collections
Elna NordBlair ParkinDaniel AntoineFarah Ahmed

A revolution is happening in museums and store rooms around the world. Objects held in museum storage for hundreds of years, some hundreds of millions of years old, are starting to see the light of day in entirely news ways using 3D visualisation...

Education
Heather KingMarianne AchiamRooske Franse

Innovative ideas often originate from cross-pollination among disciplines. Informal science education (ISE) is a domain wherein many academic disciplines come together, for example: learning is a research focus for child development, psychology...

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