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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

Social event

Look forward to a relaxed party in the heart of the city centre, concluding the intense conference week in an artistic atmosphere.

Had no time to visit the Kunsthaus during the conference days? This is your opportunity. Enjoy a delicious (...

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Learning
Anna SchaefersEsther HamstraMaria ServetaIan SimmonsLorna Williams

This workshop focusses on a very concrete topic: the text label or panel accompanying usually interactive exhibits. This panel commonly displays an exhibit title; some background (scientific) information; an instructions or challenge; and in many...

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Equity & Inclusion
Carmen FenollosaIan BrunswickTobias WolffÅsa LindgrenClaire GarraudDick van Dijk

It is not always easy to co-produce an exhibition with colleagues from another institution, but with visitors…! Isn’t it a nightmare (espacially with children or teenagers!)? How do you go about it? What are the benefits? What are the pitfalls?...

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Research, theory & evaluation
Katrin VohlandBrigitte GschmeidlerChristine MarizziClaudia GoebelPernille HjortTalila Yehiel

Participatory research has emerged as a powerful paradigm, redefining science, education and even citizenship. Especially in the areas of biodiversity observation and nature protection it is a very promising approach for museums and science....

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Strategy & vision
Silvia GrabnerAndrea Frantz-PittnerMarika KapanadzeFranz RauchHannu Salmi

In recent years, networks among formal and non-formal organisational structures have become increasingly popular in science education. Those highly complex collaborations offer great opportunities to work as learning communities and foster...

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Learning
Malvina ArtheauKate Knealealexandre vaugouxDaniel RosqvistMatthieu VernetIsabelle Chabanon-PougetAdrien SchwarzMelissa Richard

After two full days of play and games, the GameLab team invites you to stop by and reflect a bit in this mid-wrap-up session.

For the whole conference duration, the GameLab will have been beta testing new ideas, sharing works in progress...

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Science ♥ society
Maria MenendezJean-François Clervoy Marc MoutinAna NoronhaTina Ibsen

International Cooperation is a key for space: from the study of the Universe to the first permanently inhabited, international outpost in Earth orbit - the International Space Station (ISS). In this session, we will invite experts from the...

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Explainers & visitor services
Paula BäckmanWencke MaderbacherBenedicte WolffKaterina TechlovaChristian Sandberg

We all know stressed-out teachers hanging on the phone, all trying to reach our call centre in the same five minutes of their school break. Or endless conversations with parents to find a birthday party date. Finally, when everything is booked,...

Marketplace
Exhibit development
Audrey O'ConnellJeanette Schuppe-KrahnRifat BAKANIlaria ValotiAmina DarwishLisa R TucciMonika PaczkowskaUwe MoldrzykMichael BradkeGail SymingtonTina Siehofffabio frachtenbergOscar FrachtenbergKaterina ChabovaOLIVIER RETOUT

Preview current and upcoming touring science exhibitions across Europe. This fast-paced session will give you a glimpse of the enormous range of exhibitions on offer, leaving it up to you to make contacts and find out more.

You will also...

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Strategy & vision
Claudia GoebelKatrin VohlandAmparo Leyman PinoFermin Serrano SanzPia Viviani

This session will explore how the Ecsite community can do more quality Citizen Science (CS) through co-operation. It is linked to the pre-conference workshop “Partnering up for Citizen Science” and aims at discussing the results of the workshop...

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Equity & Inclusion
Luis Azevedo RodriguesSara MiraIvone FachadaAyman ElsayedEwa Janowska

Developing science programmes for adults is a true challenge for most of science centres and museums.They think they know almost everything, they will come only as accompaniers, and they think they're too old to have fun!
It is a priority...

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Learning
Friso VisserMarcus HeiderSofia LourençoStephen RobertsPaula Bäckman

Most museums have more than one target group: young children, teenagers, school groups, families... Problems arise when audience segments with conflicting needs compete for the use of our spaces and experiences: young children vs. teenagers,...

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