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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

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...

Workshop
Research, theory & evaluation
Susan MeiklehamSusan MeiklehamAndrew ManchesJudy Brown

Have you ever noticed HOW children move when interacting with exhibits and wondered what this means for learning?

Move2Learn is an international collaboration of science communicators and learning science researchers who are exploring...

Reverse
Business & fundraising
Joanna KalinowskaTuomas OlkkuMaria João FonsecaHelen Jones

The session explores different models for financing our institutions and tackling the biggest challenges we face in the search for a diversified and balanced model. The idea is very simple: each speaker will say a few words about their...

Marketplace
Exhibit development
Audrey O'ConnellJulie LeclairIraklis KalogeropoulosMichael BradkeCynthia DoumbiaAGAPIOS GRIGORIADISThomas HofbergerDong ZhangPhilipp HorstCorrado CanoniciAlanna DavidsonIlse WachtelaerJennifer ChowNoa HaimAsli SamadovaHeidi Pinchal

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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Panel
Strategy & vision
Kim Gladstone HerlevTapio KoivuChristine AntoriniMamoru MohriChristopher FlinkDeb Banning

Now and again visionary leaders with new ideas and different experiences from the outside world land in science centres, science museums and similar science-communicating institutions. This can lead to an exciting meeting between two different...

Workshop
Learning
Vanessa MignanSarah FunkSebastian MartinMeie van Laar

How do we build capacity to engage and collaborate with communities outside our walls through tinkering and making? By offering the tinkering approach to learners and educators in communities and contexts outside our venues we can build genuine...

Marketplace
Audrey O'ConnellChris HarrisPetra RotthoffMilada FiserovaMarianne PougetKaterina ChabovaAndreas WaschkCatherine JohnsonAmy Noble SeitzAnna OmedesYihsuan LinHakan LidboAndreas HeineckeJuanita Schläpfer-MillerJole MartinenghiElmar Reinhold

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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Panel
Strategy & vision
Rob SemperArne SchirrmacherMaurice BitranChristopher FlinkGillian Thomas

1969 was a significant year. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the hippies came of age, the Beatles performed for the very last time and the Internet was invented. That same year the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto and the Exploratorium in San...

Walk and talk
Learning
Vesna PajićDagmara SzawdynKarsten MadsenAntonia CaolaFriso Visser

Meet at the bottom of Experimentarium’s iconic helix staircase for a playful and entertaining session on the if and how of implementing the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our science centres and museums. How far are...

Pre-conference workshop
Science ♥ society

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Panel
Equity & Inclusion
Matteo MerzagoraMarianne AchiamChristine ReichMaria Isabel Garcia

What specific efforts can science centres make to be more inclusive and more welcoming, not only as public spaces, but also as science communication hubs? As a public space, they must improve accessibility and relevance for different audiences,...

Guided tour

Take a guided tour through the past, present, and future of biomedicine at Medical Museion, a university museum that is internationally known for its experimental approach to science communication and exhibition making. Compare the collection of...

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