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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

Exhibit development
Audrey ChangBrad MacDonaldSarah LumbardMichael Haley Goldman

Almost every day, we read about a new platform for gaming, alternate realities or immersive experiences. In this ever-shifting technology landscape, how do informal learning organisations keep up? Frequently without the in-house financial and...

Exhibit development
Julie BeckerLeonel AlegreAlexia JACQUES CASANOVALeonel AlegreDorothée VatinelPeter TrevittSamuel LagierInes MontalvaoMichael FeserAdria LeBoeufJulie BeckerHaydn Antoniw

Are you facilitating creative team processes? Tired of always using the same old tricks? Interested in the wider potential of creative techniques? This session is for you.

For this workshop 10 facilitators have gathered and selected a wide...

The Farewell Party is the conference's most informal social event: dance, chat, share a drink with other participants...

This year it will be taking place at the Bâtiment des forces motrices, a beautiful building on the river Rhône whose...

The Ecsite Annual General Meeting (AGM) is open to all Ecsite members.

Only Full members of Ecsite have voting rights.

Science ♥ society
Mónica BelloMichael DoserAgnes Meyer-BrandisNicola Triscott

Over the past years different scientific labs and research institutions have nurtured novel models of dialogue and cooperation between scientists and artists. Likewise, museums and cultural centres have been increasingly incorporating art and...

Equity & Inclusion
Peter TrevittRachael InglisNathalie CapletTheodoros AnagnostopoulosLeticia González

Outreach is a great way to reach new audiences - go to where the people are!

To stretch and challenge our boundaries, this session will first bring together three diverse examples of innovative work in this field: multi-strand approaches...

Research, theory & evaluation

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Strategy & vision
Thierry BrassacBart Van de LaarMatteo MerzagoraJoana Lobo AntunesLeonardo AlfonsiHolly HastedGioia MoslerDubravka VejnovicMelanie WunschSilvia ProckNader Wahbeh

The academic world can sometimes appear puzzling, complex or even “inert” to other science engagement actors ; however, many fruitful collaborations are possible.

Why (and how) should science centres and universities collaborate better?...

Explainers & visitor services
Isabelle ChappuisDiane DrubayTiina HuberChristian Rohner

Let's put some human touch in this developing artificial intelligence world.

We will reflect on the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) in the museums world and see how scientific and cultural mediation can merge...

Science ♥ society
Bálint Balázs Norbert SteinhausRosina MalagridaGiovanna PaciniMaria Jesus Pinazo

Acting on the interface of science and society, Science Shops have developed inspiring, socially innovative and often experimental formats to tailor research to real social concerns. They operate in higher education institutions, public...

Science ♥ society
Sharon AmentAliki GiannakopoulouBrad IrwinRobert Firmhofer

The Supreme Court of the Ecsite Conference will decide whether citizen science projects are still allowed to be operated or should be sent to jail on life sentence. Join our esteemed solicitors and a group of mystery witnesses who will provide...

Lindsay BalfourDaniel RosqvistOlle Bjerkås

In this workshop, combine the power of cardboard, Strawbees tinkering tools and drinking straws together with gamification challenges. Recreate classic carnival games and “hack the game” with varying levels of difficulty and challenges provided...