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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

PUBLIC EVENT - ALL INVITED!
Science ♥ society

All detailed information about this event can be found here.

Panel
Research, theory & evaluation
Ana Noronha

In this session we briefly highlight innovative experiences in assessing the public´s behavioural change after taking part in ocean literacy and conservation projects. These assessment strategies and tools can be valuable to the community of...

Workshop
Exhibit development
giovanni crupiFrancois VesciaHeidi RosenströmPeter Skogh

Science centres are more and more engaging into co-production ventures together.

There are many reasons for cooperating in exhibition development:

- Economical, as initial investment is shared between partners

- Cultural, as...

Panel
Learning
Sabina BarcucciSebastian MartinJon HaavieRoland StelzerErik Torstensson

Researchers and creative practitioners focusing on maker practices are increasingly becoming sensitive to the effectiveness of the workshop format in collaborative practices, since most of learning is not the result of instruction but rather of...

Reverse
Learning
Gérard CobutIan RussellHenrik SellAna Alexandra Valente RodriguesAnna SchaefersYuri MattemanOrna Cohen

The more curious we are about a topic, the easier it is for us to learn new information about that topic. But it turns out that once our curiosity is piqued by topic A, we will also retain information about topic B more easily. This should...

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Equity & Inclusion
Micol MolinariCecilia EkstrandEnrico TombesiPaula BäckmanBeth HawkinsMicol Molinari

The concept of science capital, a way to look at all the science-related knowledge, social contacts, attitudes and experiences a person has, offers us a lens for understanding the differences in our audiences’ engagement with science... Why some...

Panel
Exhibit development
Sarah KounavesJens AlvermannNancy HarmonTalila YehielHeather Robbins

The enormous growth of mobile technology as seen in the prevalent use of mobile devices world-wide has implied that museums and cultural spaces adapt to their visitors’ use of this mobile media. Integrating mobile media into exhibitions and...

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Marketing & communication
Maarten OkkersenPeter SlavenburgSvein Anders DahlTuomas OlkkuHans GubbelsJessica Hilliard

It is widely understood that innovation is central to the success of modern enterprises, whether they are product or service focused, and belong to the private, public or voluntary sector. But the term is often used loosely to include virtually...

Pre-conference workshop
Research, theory & evaluation

All detailed information on this workshop can be found here.

Panel
Marketing & communication
Nicole LössnerGunnar BehrensDesiree VaccariniIrena CieślińskaClaire Pillsbury

The dialogue between science and art is growing. Science museums and centres have discovered art as a medium to convey specialised knowledge and content to a broader public – a popular and still complex trend. By testing ideas and concepts with...

Workshop
Equity & Inclusion
John DowneyAlma RehmonenJohn DowneyElisabetta TrentinDiana Escobar VicentDavor Komericki

We define popular culture as "culture based on the tastes of ordinary people rather than an educated elite". Science is at the heart of popular culture, we know that!

Unfortunately, scientists and academics (and many teachers) are the...

Workshop
Learning
Ryan JenkinsLydia BeallJon HaavieSabina BarcucciSebastian Martin

Our series of hands-on activities at this year’s Ecsite conference MakerSpace will be dedicated to "twisted toys": electronic toys and the wonderful possibilities that they hold for making and tinkering.

On Thursday 9 June we will discover...

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