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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

Science ♥ society
Darren McGarryLaura SmillieDarren McGarryLinda GalléMichiel BuchelMaria XanthoudakiAlan BelwardDAVID WILKINSONLuisa Marelli

Powered by the European Commission's Science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), this workshop will provide an interactive platform to discover what happens when the world of knowledge and science collides with the domain of...

Social event

A networking highlight!

Ecsite invites all participants to come together for a drink among exhibitors' booths.

Traditionally exhibitors bring specialities from their home countries.


Rannei Solbak SimonsenPeter WardripElizabeth McGregor JacobidesLisa BrahmsDaniel Rosqvist

More and more schools implement and build MakerSpaces. However a 3D-printer and a vinyl cutter do not equal a MakerSpace. This process must consist of both setting up the facility, and creating the mindset needed to use it properly and to its...

Mark WinterbottomElizabeth McGregor JacobidesDeepak MehtaAlina NatmessnigMarjolein van Breemen

Good news! 21st century skills are not about technology and coding only. Competences like communication & collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving and creativity are also increasingly significant. How can we, informal...

Science ♥ society
Aliki GiannakopoulouMaya HalevyMeie van LaarVanessa MignanMarianne Pouget

A number of science centres and museums seem to have begun undertaking new roles: beyond enthusing young people about science and inspiring them to embrace STEM careers, these organisations are more and more involved in projects and activities...

Isabelle Chabanon-PougetMelissa Richard

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...

Exhibit development
Carina JaatinenLee Skolnick, FAIASuzanne MacLeodMikko Myllykoski

This workshop follows up on, and offers an opportunity to put into practice the themes of the preceding panel session. Participants will be invited to take on one of a series of group...


Say goodbye to our 2018 hosts and hello to the Experimentarium team who will be welcoming us for the 2019 Ecsite...