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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

Workshop
Learning
Yuri MattemanJuliette Walma van der MolenNellie KonijnendijkSara TougaardAnna Starkey

Every science engagement initiative seems to aim at sparking curiosity and inquiry thinking in audiences. Curiosity is considered key driver for science and inquiry, but what do we actualy mean by 'curiosity'?

The scientific literature...

Social event

Exclusive for Ecsite members.

The Ecsite Board is pleased to invite staff of Ecsite member organisations to a members-only breakfast: an opportunity to exchange with board members in a relaxed setting. Places can be...

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Strategy & vision
Barbara StreicherMarkus WeißkopfPhilipp BurkardAleksandra Drecun

This session will explore the challenges and opportunities of coordinating collaborations with a nationwide scope and compare solutions in different European countries. What kind of projects need national collaborations? What are the challenges...

Pre-Conference workshop
Science ♥ society
Ana NoronhaMarc MoutinMaria MenendezClaude NicollierMaria ZоlоtоnоsаPierre-Yves FreiInes PRIETOGuido SchwarzRosa MartíMichel MayorFrancesco PepeStéphane PaltaniAntoine PommerolTania JohnstonThomas Beck

Since life on Earth is so common and resistant to extreme environments and since its chemical building blocks are found everywhere in the universe, several past and current missions have been searching for primitive life or conditions for life,...

Drop-in
Learning
Daniela De AngeliRan Peleg

The GameLab is an informal space run by an international team of game developers. With experience of many forms of game making from real world live action to virtual reality they invite you to drop in and explore how games and play can be used in...

Workshop
Strategy & vision
Maarten OkkersenSteven SchaekenAstrid Sonneville-DingsSophie Wisbrun-Overakker

Recent theories suggest that the only brands to survive are those with a purpose, that create a positive impact for planet and people. They therefore need new ways of connecting to consumers. Purposeful brands could form creative collisions with...

Guided tour
Science ♥ society

Pre-booking information coming soon.

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...

Pre-Conference workshop
Science ♥ society
Henrik SellCarole PalecoThomas B BergYuri MattemanMichelle PriceAndré AbreuStefaan Blancke

Science centres and natural history museums are increasingly involved in debates between natural sciences and more belief-driven views. In this whole-day pre-conference workshop we will unpin this issue and explore possible routes for the future...

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Strategy & vision
Gène BertrandSybill EbersDick de JongAnna SchaefersPatricia VerheydenBaerbel AuffermannGertie Cuijpers

Usually permanent exhibitions have a very long lifetime. But eventually, every museum or science centre has to face the challenge of renewing them. Old presentation techniques, outdated contents, old-fashioned architecture or damages to your...

Pre-Conference workshop
Learning
Julia WoitheTania JohnstonAnne LandHanne TytgatFreddy GripWolfgang VieserJulia Woithe

Many science centres and out-of-school learning labs offer hands-on workshops for (high-school) students in addition to their interactive exhibitions.

A common challenge is to find the right balance between open inquiry and "cookbook" type...

drop-in
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...

Format inspired by a religious service
Science ♥ society
Sharon AmentBronwyn BevanMarjolein van BreemenMichael BradkeVesselina DimitrovaMichèle ANTOINE

“Go forth and collide, Multiply and create” is the motto of our Science Assembly. Inspired by religious revival meetings, we will offer you songs, laughter, inspiration, and meaning. As a theme we will focus on the history, importance and meaning...

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