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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

Learning
Laurent BontouxLaurent BontouxFrank KupperEpaminondas ChristophilopoulosJohn SweeneyJantien Schuijer

We often take decisions that affect our long-term future on the basis of present considerations, thinking very little about long-term changes. We are also asked periodically to make choices (e.g. in elections) that could shape society for a long...

Science ♥ society
Nader WahbehShireen SabaneghAsma' Al MozayenMassa Mufti-Hamwi

Political turnulences are currently affecting the education sector in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. While the formal education system remains the main source of intellectual prosperity and development, more and more children are...

Learning
John SearRichard Houghton

The GameLab brings together people who are working with games and play in science centres and museums. They are experienced at creating games which range from real world escape rooms to virtual reality adventures, community game hacks to...

Strategy & vision
Anne-Marie BruyasInès Abdel Razek Caroline TurreRana Al-NibariRosalia VargasNisreen El-HashemiteSawsan Dalaq

Within the global context of the Sustainable Development Goals, the promotion of cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean, Mediterranean and Middle East region is a real need. As agents of change, science engagement organisations are committed to...

Exhibit development
Leonel AlegrePer-Edvin PerssonNuno Ferrand de AlmeidaHernán Crespo Bermejo

According to the physicist and museographer Jorge Wagensberg, conversation – with reality, with other people or with ourselves – is a fundamental process in the acquisition of new knowledge. Wagensberg gave conversation such great importance that...

Science ♥ society
Brad IrwinKarsten Elmose VadRobert DunnCaren Cooper

Citizen science has come to play an increasing role both in science itself and in the engagement of the public in the scientific process. The last decade has seen a maturation of the field, with the formation of new professional societies,...

Learning
Martin KulhawczukNoel JacksonIan RussellMarco MirandaJohn DowneyPedro PomboSamar D. KirreshElin RobertsKai Håkon SundeChiara TrevisinRannvei SætherAstrid WaraPeeranut Kanhadilok

Welcome to the Grand Bazaar. Here dozens of creative and hands-on table-top activities await science explainers and other science enthusiasts, whether new to the profession or seasoned. At each station, make things, build things or play with...

Exhibit development
Carina JaatinenLee Skolnick, FAIASuzanne MacLeodMikko Myllykoskiludovic Maggioni

Like “storytelling”, the word “narrative” has been applied to everything and is starting to lose all its meaning. But for those of us who seek to create experiences that inform and enlighten, narrative has become an effective ‘go-to’ approach....

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...

Science ♥ society
Antonio Gomes da CostaBarbara StreicherRichard-Emmanuel EASTESChristel LE DELLIOU

Denying science and scientific facts and refusing rational and logical thought are becoming common attitudes. Fierce debates regarding issues like vaccination, climate change or GMOs take center stage in the media, at the same time as mystical...

Suzana Filipecki MartinsSami PihkalaLoris Cecchinicarla giustiIwona GinElisa AtgerFrancisco Franco del AmoBruna ValettiniCarole PalecoAna NoronhaManuel CiraPieter TijtgatAndreas MattJuanita Schläpfer-MillerIngeborg VeldmanNaama Charit YaariOshrit Navon-ManErik ArendsCarmen FenollosaCristina PacaSuzana Filipecki Martins

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,...

Exhibit development
Leonel AlegreRoberta MansurInes MontalvaoSusan HolmesAlisson BoiffardHerve Groscarret

Interactivity has always been part of the science centre's DNA and is now common in many types of museums. However, it doesn't necessarily take into consideration visitors' emotional journey. The concept of experience design recently started to...

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