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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
Camille PisaniMichele LanzingerJean-Marie Sani

Twenty-ten was the International Biodiversity Year and the peak effort to raise awareness about biodiversity and its importance for human well-being. The outcomes were somewhat disappointing as the biodiversity loss is far from being halted....

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Johannes-Geert Hagmannkatell barthélémyClaudia SchleyerGert-Jan Va RijnClaire PillsburyMarieke Meijers

This session will start with a series of very short presentations with case studies of hands-on exhibits or interactives that integrate (museum) collectables. In the second part of the session, speakers and participants will form small workshop...

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Explainers & visitor services
Noel JacksonPaola RodariMaria ZоlоtоnоsаToni HamillAndrea BandelliKathrin Unterleitner

This interactive session offers a review of different dialogue activities, mainly focusing on the Playdecide format in its multiple applications and young people as the main target audience. In light of the shift toward Responsible Research and...

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Exhibit development
Clara Lim

Science centres disseminate science culture by using a senses-on approach, encouraging our audience to look, touch, smell and hear through our exhibits. But is this enough? Is it just the science content and interactive technology of the exhibits...

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Explainers & visitor services
Hannah SundqvistSarah FunkRicardo MutuberriaFarid NolenLouise Archer

Not all young people engage science equally. Science centres engage well with children, but reaching teens more effectively is an ongoing project. This session discusses barriers to, and solutions for, engaging teens. We take a look at some...

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Explainers & visitor services
Joanna KalinowskaErinma OchuGiota MakriNatalie IrelandDavid Tombolato

In recent years the number of social participation projects related to science have increased dramatically. Does this surge come as a result of the media? Do social participation projects in science have a positive effect on society in that...

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Explainers & visitor services
Marie HobsonRooske FranseHeather KingJustin DillonMaria Xanthoudaki

In search for an in-depth experience

Visitors to science centres and museums choose their preferred activities and design their own learning experiences. To support visitors, most institutions aspire to an environment that combines...

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Operations & finance
Erik Jacquemyn

We have seen science centres become dependent on large financial contributors. But if this contributor fails, centres suddenly miss a large amount of their normal income. Therefore, a science centre should diversify and stand on at least three or...

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Sally DuensingMichiel BuchelRobert FirmhoferAndrea BandelliAntonio Gomes da Costa

Policy making is often associated with bureaucratic and boring decision-making processes, where citizens are nothing but the victims of a system outside of their direct control. And yet, policy making (and having an impact there) is now the...

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Antonietta MonteleoneMeg WilsonJessica ChristensenBerend ReijnhoudtLaurent DONDEYMark Katz

The business of entertainment has never been so educational. With digital cinema projection equipment now very affordable and easily acquired, cinemas in museums and science centres are programming mission-related documentary films which are a...

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Equity & Inclusion
Matteo Merzagora

This interactive session is run by the Ecsite thematic group on human interfaces and explainers , THE Group. Prepare to examine the role of explainers in fighting exclusion of underrepresented groups – including those from underprivileged...

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