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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
Daniela De AngeliDaniela De Angeli

A Gamejam is a gathering of people for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time, usually ranging between 24 and 72 hours.

This engaging format is not only a powerful tool to create...

Equity & Inclusion
Barbara StreicherEmily DawsonNicole BullockVanessa MignanMarianne Achiam

We believe the most important boundaries to push in informal science learning (ISL) today are those that systematically exclude youth of colour and youth from low-income backgrounds. Youth Equity and...

Drop in and experiment
Martin KulhawczukIan RussellJohn DowneyPedro PomboHanne MadsenPeeranut KanhadilokMarco MirandaNoel JacksonDerek FishRonen MirSara BaggeAiyana HudginsEva Hofstad HagenCamilla LarsenAlexey ZemkoKathrin Unterleitner

Welcome to the Grand Bazaar. Here dozens of creative and hands-on table-top activities await you, whether new to the profession or seasoned. At each station, create, experiment, or play with the truly wonderful variety of activities and...

Science ♥ society
Ana NoronhaManuel CiraSander Kask

Bringing Space “down to Earth” – the use of Space technologies and Earth Observation data for new purposes and applications for everyday life on Earth – is the priority of the Space sector. Whether via consultations, debates, or contributions to...

Research, theory & evaluation
Anne Kathrine OvergaardThomas KaarstedHenrik Wenzel

The 2018 “Bring Your Own Device” citizen science campaign involved a Danish university, a media outlet and a life cycle company, which invited citizens to hand in their old smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices. Please bring your own...

Reflection session
Equity & Inclusion
Kenneth SkeldonNiek D'HondtLizzy BakkerSaskia Noordhuis

Science engagement is often so full-on. Whether it’s the physical spaces or the active formats we use, our world is packed with vibrancy, information and interactivity. But have we gone too far? Have we left behind balanced experiences? Do we...

Social event

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 Docken, a former salt warehouse reconverted into a cultural venue.  Chill by...

Science ♥ society
Michael John GormanMaria Isabel GarciaMichael John Gorman

Elizabeth Kolbert has suggested that we are living in the midst of the 6th mass extinction, in which we, humans, are the “asteroid” colliding with the Earth. Coral reefs are being bleached at an alarming rate due to ocean warming. Amphibians are...

Anna SchaefersIna HeumannGuido Gryseels

Objects in Western natural history, botanical, and ethnological museums come from all over the world – this is how these institutions provide at least a glimpse of global (natural) history and biodiversity. But how did the objects arrived at...

Strategy & vision
Joanna KalinowskaJulie BeckerMikko MyllykoskiRaphael Chanay

As Ecsite and its conference turn 30, what can our professional community be proud of having achieved? What legacy can we build on and what boundaries do we need to stretch in order to address future challenges? When peers attending the 60th...

Explainers & visitor services
Paola RodariGiacomo SannaMassimiliano TrevisanAndreja Perat

Taking science centre activities outside our buildings and into vans and buses is not completely new, but this practice has evolved over the past few years: there is a deeper awareness of the social inclusion agenda and its impacts on our...

Walking tour

Experience Copenhagen's green lifestyle, climate friendly cycling and other green solutions in the ‘Kalvebod’ waterfront neighbourhood. This area used to be very business-oriented with very little life, but that changed with “Kalvebod Bølge”,...