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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

Equity & Inclusion
Nathalie CapletIan BrunswickLauren SouterDon UndeenBaerbel AuffermannAnna Omedes

To thrive in the future, science centres & museums need to connect with increasingly wide and diverse communities. In our digital age, more people expect to participate actively, to create as well as to consume. We live in a ‘participatory...

Strategy & vision
Sandra RodegherChris DunfordAntonia CaolaNathalie CiminoGerhard Sprung

The need to address sustainability at a global level is critical, but implementation is challenging. During this reverse panel, four science centres and museums will share examples of their sustainability initiatives.

Our convenor will...

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...

Paul HixSherman RosenfeldLorenz KampschultePedro ReisGiulia Tasquier

Exhibitions provide great insights into scientific topics. But doesn’t being involved in the development of an exhibition provide an even deeper understanding of a question? Shouldn’t we make this experience accessible to young people, thus...

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...