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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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Science ♥ society
Joanna KalinowskaRobert FirmhoferHerbert MuenderLynn ScarffLAURENT CHICOINEAU

Catalysing the support of science and technology-driven socio-economic development is inscribed in the mission of science engagement organisations. However, even though technology undeniably improves and benefits all aspects of our lives, there...

Guided tour
Science ♥ society

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At CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world's largest and most complex...

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Equity & Inclusion
Shahnaz RadjyMarta FigueiredoNathalie CapletAnnemarie Schumacher DimechJoana Moscoso

Unprecedented developments in technology and science are creating new societal challenges, appearing in a climate of rising mistrust for science and technology. Lack of scientific understanding is a leading factor for this increasing mistrust....

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Research, theory & evaluation
Jennifer DeWittUwe MoldrzykMaria XanthoudakiIan BrunswickBarbara StreicherDean Veall

The concept of science capital has gained increasing attention in both formal and informal science institutions in recent years, as a potentially useful way of thinking about our audiences. To date, most of this work has focused on school pupils...

Showcase
Science ♥ society
Fabrice Jouvenot

A showcase of four games currently in development at the CRI - Interdisciplinary Research Centre (Paris, France). These games are using new digital tools to create immersive and narrative experiences delivering content to general audience,...

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Learning

The Ecsite MakerSpace is a physical location at the conference centre curated by a group of tinkerers and educators from all over the world. In this inspiring environment full of tools, materials and demonstrations, we’ll present hands-on...

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Exhibit development
Raphael ChanayJulia PittsRoger MayouAnne Prugnon

Sorry, this session has been cancelled.

Storytelling is a powerful tool. How are today's curators and designers taking advantage of it in exhibitions? A story can help make collections relevant, but a story told in the...

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Learning
Carol Lynn AlpertOlov AmelinJamie LochheadJenny HoganTobi Day-Hamilton

Quantum communication, quantum computing and quantum cryptography are no longer simply the stuff of science fiction; these powerful and potentially disruptive new technologies are now closer to realization, with far-reaching implications for...

Interactive session
Exhibit development
Dick de JongAmparo Leyman PinoKim Gladstone HerlevPatricia VerheydenJen WongVlasta Volak

Are you ready to confess and be vulnerable? Valuable lessons can be learned from our mistakes, difficult moments and worries, so let’s share them to maximize the learning process.

Under the guidance of our two convenors, serious issues and...

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Equity & Inclusion
Audrey O'ConnellSharon AmentGretchen BakerBronwyn BevanAnn Follin

An improved gender balance in the leadership of our field is an exciting and formidable objective, and interests many of us no matter what our gender. This session focuses on creating an inclusive organisational culture. Through a series of...

Keynote
Science ♥ society
Giulia EndersJill Enders

Giulia Enders is the author and Jill Enders the illustrator of the internationally acclaimed book Gut: The...

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Exhibit development
Guillaume TrapIoannis MiaoulisAndres JuurNicolas GodinotNadia Battello

Mix a liter of physics and a cup of chemistry, add a handful of biology and a pinch of mathematics, stir and serve! We cook and eat on a daily basis without questioning the underlying science too much. Yet, could there be any tastier way to...

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