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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
Research, theory & evaluation
Bernadette SchrandtPoul KattlerPoul KattlerBernadette SchrandtIain ColemanJose Augusto OcampoCatherine Murphy

It can be expensive and time-consuming to evaluate your exhibitions. Can we push boundaries for evaluation? Is it possible to perform a quick scan and still obtain valuable insights? How much knowledge can we gain by evaluating more easily? How...

Workshop
Science ♥ society
Monika MayerDaniel Rosqvist

In this drop-in session, take the opportunity to meet with fellow museum professionals and makers and learn about all things tinkering and making.

Come by at any time during the session to explore the Ecsite Conference’s MakerSpace, hang...

Reverse
Learning
Catherine MurphyThomas B BergDobrivoje Lale EricMARINA LEONARDCatherine MurphyPippa Hough

Performance is being used across scientific organisations in many exciting ways, with aims ranging from attempting to bring science to life, engaging new audiences, deepening understanding of key content to inviting in artists to open up...

Guided tour

Experience the most beautiful oasis of the city, the Botanical Garden, on a guided tour through the largest living plant collection in Denmark. In summer, the gardens are in full flower and during the tour you will be shown plants at their most...

Panel
Learning
Lisa BrahmsPeter WardripStephanie ChangElizabeth McGregor JacobidesRannei Solbak SimonsenCaterina Ginzburg

While museum-based researchers and evaluators advance work in understanding various aspects of STEAM learning and in particular the discussion about learning through making and tinkering experiences in museums, we lament the lack of robust...

Marketplace
Exhibit development
Audrey O'ConnellMichał BuławaTim PethickManuel RocaHeidi RosenströmKathrin UnterleitnerTérésa RibeyronHélène WangAgnes Ruizcoleen quisenberryRachel SturgisDimitris KontopoulosMaarten OkkersenFelicity SylvesterCere DavisAshley Larose

A preview of current and upcoming touring science exhibitions across Europe and the world. This fast-paced session will give you a glimpse of a large range of exhibitions on offer, leaving it up to you to make contacts and find out more.

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Pre-conference workshop
Business & fundraising
Maria ZоlоtоnоsаCarmen FenollosaDidier Laval

You would like to get your share of European funding - but you don’t know where to start? Many public engagement institutions are involved in EU-funded projects - however, for newcomers this world might seem overwhelming. Framework programmes,...

Open play
Science ♥ society
Kate KnealeJohn SearMalvina ArtheauRan PelegDaniela De Angeli

The GameLab is an informal space dedicated to gaming.

It will be open throughout the three days of the Ecsite Conference (even during coffee and lunch breaks). It is a drop-in space, with an exciting mix of workshops and demonstrations as...

Reverse
Science ♥ society
Ove CaspersenAnke LükewilleKatrien SmetNúria Castell

Air pollution causes hundreds of thousands of premature deaths every year in Europe and is understandably high on the list of environmental issues that concern the public. Low-cost devices measuring air pollutants are rapidly evolving and have...

Panel
Collections
Johanna VähäpesolaJacob Thorek JensenDaniel MartinRiina LinnaMarianne AchiamClare Meakin

The role of museums is changing rapidly. Nowadays, museums are not just knowledge and educational institutions, but are also taking on social, economic, cultural and environmental responsibilities. This is part of a movement away from the...

Campfire session
Collections
Talila YehielDaniela De AngeliMelanie WunschTalila Yehiel

Storytelling is a fundamental aspect of human nature. Stories bring objects to life, stimulate curiosity, and help make sense of other cultures. Traditional storytelling entails one storyteller and a passive audience. How can we share stories in...

Pre-conference workshop
Science ♥ society

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

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