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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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Strategy & vision
Baerbel AuffermannKatrin HiekeAliki GiannakopoulouIlaria ValotiCyril DworskyKatrin Hieke

In our globalised world, international networks are a growing part of our professional lives. We team up to face common challenges, learn from others outside our usual spheres, gain fresh ideas and discover new approaches to current issues....

PUBLIC EVENT - ALL INVITED!
Science ♥ society

All detailed information about this event can be found here.

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Learning
Isabel ChagasCláudia FariaRita BorgesIsabel BorgesIan RussellPaweł Barczyński

A growing number of studies show the importance of museum explainers during school visits to facilitate a better engagement of students. Numerous teacher courses have also recently been developed on the use of science centres as teaching...

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Learning
Karen WilkinsonMaria XanthoudakiMaya HalevyCatherine Demarcq

Tinkering is increasingly being adopted by museums as a new way of engaging visitors into creative, highly experiencial, science-oriented, learning-through-construction processes. It is a vision for learning and supports 21st century competences...

Social event

A traditional Austrian Ball - with an Ecsite twist! Expect swinging bands and a classic orchestra, sparkling wine and Wiener Würstel - but also science fashion and the famous Ecsite Jazz Band.

Known as one of the world’s best concert halls...

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Exhibit development
Karin GarberArmin DuffMeie van LaarManuela RingbauerBethan RossTanja Nymark

In our science centres or hands-on laboratories we aim to offer visitors a first-hand experience of the beauty of science. However, what the audience expects when signing up for a science workshop, might be very different to what the work of a...

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Strategy & vision
Sheena LaursenMarjolein van BreemenJoanna KalinowskaBlanka FijolekKim Gladstone Herlev

In our search for the best partnerships we collaborate with a broad group of industries, foundations, educational institutions and many more. In this session we share our experiences of partnerships between science centres and companies.

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Pre-conference workshop
Learning
Jörg EhtreiberSarai LenzbergerBernadette DecristoforoChristiane TheniusPatrizia TomasichMarta BiarnesErdoğan KahyaoğluPatricia Barciela Durán

This special pre-conference workshop, open to all, is run by the Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums. Hands-on! and Ecsite are partnering up for the first time in 2016.

Join us for a practical one-day workshop which...

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Learning
Cristina OlivottoMeriem FressonAniello MennellaBlazej Dawidson

Theatrical plays, magic shows, stand-up comedies, mystery games… are tools used to engage the public in science centres, but also in schools and research institutes. On the one hand, they represent an effective engagement tool, in particular for...

Pre-conference workshop
Learning

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

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Exhibit development
Julie BeckerRaphael ChanayOwain DaviesMarcin CentkowskiNathalie PuzenatMichael FeserMichał BuławaSamuela CaliariChristelle GuiraudIan Simmons

As professionals, we all have high expectations when we step into an exhibition space, ready to embark on an immersive visitor journey or to delve deep into intriguing interactive exhibits. Alas! After a few steps our exhibition maker’s angry eye...

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Explainers & visitor services
Andres JuurKamil RogulskiAndrea MottoTanja van der Woude

A large part of our employees in the near future will belong to so-called Y-generation (born between the 1980s and the early 2000s). They are the most educated and culturally diverse of any generation before them, they’re also notorious job-...

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