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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
Vesa LepistöJussi KahlosCécile MarsanJussi KahlosVesa LepistöHeidi RosenströmTuomas OlkkuJaakko Pöyhönen

In our workshop we will simply play cards! We will address the possible and desirable futures of science centres in the form of an interactive card game, based on the famous game "The Thing from the Future", developed by the Situation Lab of...

John SearDaniela 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...

Science ♥ society
Leonel AlegreCarlos Catalao AlvesIoannis MiaoulisSheena Laursen

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This session will bring forward and debate representative cases of the growing social and...

Maria ZоlоtоnоsаJose Augusto OcampoLuigi CerriIwona Gin

Could an object describe your entire project?

The courageous speakers of this session took on this challenge and will be telling you about their projects in an original and jargon-free style.

Expect a 2min story for each project,...

Mingle with other first-time delegates and meet a few conference old-timers who will be sharing their tips and tricks to make the most of the Ecsite conference.

Join this informal breakfast for a refreshing start to three hectic conference...

Science ♥ society
Ana NoronhaMarc MoutinMaria MenendezFiorella ColioloMonica TaleviJose Antonio Gordillo Martorellaude lestyRobert MeisnerTina IbsenEmmet FletcherEmily Baldwin

This workshop is organised by the European Space Agency – ESA – and the Ecsite Space Group, the Ecsite thematic group that aims to improve and...

Equity & Inclusion
Andrea BandelliSarah DurcanLuigi AmodioAntonio Gomes da Costa

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In the media, the arts and art museums, sexual diversity is discussed, celebrated and...

Ida Marie BøeWelmoet DamsmaNils Petter HauanRooske FranseKatarzyna Potega vel Zabik

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How can we facilitate meaningful high quality learning experiences in our exhibitions? In...

Equity & Inclusion
Marianne AchiamEffrosyni NomikouHeidrun SchulzeJulie Bønnelycke

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Science centres and museums are continuously working on creating inclusive and accessible...

Vanessa MignanSamar D. KirreshJon Haavie

In this session we will dive into the process of designing new tinkering activities. We will explore and play around with prototype activities from large scale outdoors activities to frugal but still high tech workshops. Through these diverse...

Marketing & communication
Linda GalléUwe MoldrzykRaphael Chanay

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Museums were originally meant to be places of inspiration, literally the ‘seat of the...

Explainers & visitor services
Brad IrwinHeather KingKevin CrowleyEffrosyni NomikouMarjelle van HoornMaria Xanthoudaki

This workshop is organised by the Ecsite thematic group dedicated to building a community for all staff who deliver learning experiences within a museum, the...