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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

Explainers & visitor services
Leonel AlegreIan BrunswickInês OliveiraCarmen Guerra

Everybody talks about it on the street, it stands on the front page of all newspapers and TV news programmes are fighting to get the best scientists in town. But how is your science centre addressing this hot topic?

In this gamified...

Research, theory & evaluation
Maria XanthoudakiPreeti GuptaAnne Kahr HällmanKevin CrowleyBrad IrwinJen DeWitt

Understanding the learning impacts of informal science settings is a topical and challenging issue. Learning in such places has been under-researched and under-theorised, hampering the field’s ability to address policy and broader concerns around...

Exhibit development
Luigi AmodioGuglielmo Maglio

Exhibitions on the human body are among visitors’ most remembered and enjoyed experiences. Even if the general topics tackled by human body exhibitions are similar, science centres and museums can deal with them in very different ways, reflecting...

Explainers & visitor services
Kayte McSweeneyJessica BradfordJulia EllrichLouise WindfeldtLucia MartinelliLing Lee

Science isn’t always appetizing. The nature and impacts of scientific research can sometimes be hard to swallow. This session explores the approaches taken by museums across Europe, including MUSE and the Science Museum in London, to engage...

Explainers & visitor services
Nathalie CapletAnna GunnarssonLa Vergne LehmannAlex Johnson

We throw things away because we want to forget them. But they don’t cease to exist. Dealing with the vast quantities of waste from our modern lives is a major environmental and economic concern. This is an important message, but engaging...

Collections
Jessica BradfordMaarten OkkersenAnne PrugnonJane RaynerStan BoshouwersMarieke Meijers

In recent years, museums and science centres have been experimenting with bridging the gap between real objects and digital experiences. The meSch (Material Encounters with Digital Cultural Heritage) project has this challenge at its heart:...

Explainers & visitor services
Amy SeakinsAmy SeakinsSarah FunkClaudia VelhasRooske Franse

Adults make visits possible but children often take the lead once inside the science centre or museum, directing the visit and acting as experts for the rest of their group. This session explores the role of children as experts in museums and...

Explainers & visitor services
Luisa MassaraniSupara KamolpattanaShawn RoweKaren Bultitude

In the last two decades, hundreds of hands-on science centres have been opening their doors around the globe, many of them in the developing world. Some of them follow the “philosophy” of the Anglo-Saxon world (e.g. the San Francisco...

Tiina BrunettoKamil RogulskiAlberta Giovannini

Professionals from four different countries will share tools and tips about planning, budgeting and evaluating customer services. National laws and employment regulations might differ, but all speakers share the same goal: a happy customer served...

Explainers & visitor services
Ronen MirRaffaella SpagnuoloGillian ThomasMiha KosAriel HeimannIan Simmons

How can science centres fuse meaningful collaborations with formal science education across the Globe? How can we contribute to deliver science curricula? This session highlights situations when formal science education calls upon science centres...

Simona CerratoPaola RodariMaissa Azab

All around the world science museums and science centres are experiencing a strong growth. At the same time more and more research institutes develop exhibitions as a major tool to communicate current research, and visitor centres are created...

Explainers & visitor services
Heather KingMarianne AchiamJustin Dillon

In this provocative session three internationally renowned panelists will challenge the audience to think afresh about learning and teaching in informal settings.

You may be familiar with the sector’s most popular texts, but are you...

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