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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

Strategy & vision
Stacey FreemanChris DunfordAnna GunnarssonPaolo Degiovanni


In this one-day workshop, participants will learn about sustainability - environmental resilience, social justice, & economic prosperity. The theme ‘Life is Everywhere’ is fitting since sustainability...

Equity & Inclusion
Aliki GiannakopoulouMeie van LaarSara CalcagniniMaya HalevyPenny FidlerElyne AaviksooMairéad HurleyGultekin CakmakciDanel SolabarrietaMarie-Agnès BernardisSuzana Filipecki Martins

This hands-on workshop will give participants the chance to try out ready-made gender-related educational resources available in several languages that they can implement in museums, schools and even industry settings.

Come to 'test your...

Get a glimpse of the local and national science engagement scene! The Nocturne will be taking place at the Hall of Biodiversity and the surrounding Botanical Garden and will combine science, art and gastronomy.

Take this opportunity to...

Exhibit development
Bernadette SchrandtJose Augusto OcampoRicardo NemirovskyFabrice JouvenotVera Ludwig

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Our most prominent objective as museum professionals is to engage visitors and attract...

Exhibit development
Sheena LaursenLone IsaksenVarda Gur Ben ShitritChristof Börner

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What do our visitors see when they enter our doors? Why do we make the design choices we...

Science ♥ society
Marjelle van HoornJose Antonio Gordillo MartorellIvan BogantsevSuzana Filipecki Martins

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Involving children and teenagers in the decision making processes of our science centres...

Research, theory & evaluation

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Science ♥ society
Rob van den BergJose Antonio Gordillo MartorellMarc MoutinDaniel FolhaFiorella Coliolo

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Life is everywhere on Earth. Living organisms are found from the poles to the equator,...

Equity & Inclusion
Lynn ScarffLouise ArcherEmily DawsonIlona Iłowiecka-Tańska

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We talk a lot in our professional sphere about the need to engage non dominant audiences...

Science ♥ society
Nina Simon

Nina Simon has been described as a “museum visionary” by Smithsonian Magazine for her audience-centred approach to design. Watch a video of her keynote.

Nina Simon is the...

Explainers & visitor services
Raphael ChanayJulie BeckerPaolo DegiovanniMichael FeserChristine MarizziAnne PrugnonHiljanne van der MeerEmma SandersMarie Hobson

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As public engagement professionals, we are all tormented by a love-hate relationship with...

John SearMarc JamousDaniela De Angeli

The GameLab is an informal space entirely dedicated to gaming.

It will be open all day on the conference's three days. It is a drop-in space. There will be games to play, game makers to meet. A different host each day will be present to...