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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

Mingle with other first-time delegates and meet a few conference old-timers who will be sharing their tips and tricks to make the most of the Ecsite conference.

Join this informal breakfast for a refreshing start to intense hectic...

Learning
Sharon AmentMarjolein van BreemenKevin CrowleyBronwyn BevanAlex VerkadeCristin Dorgelo

“Free your mind and the rest will follow” is the theme of this year’s Science Assembly. Inspired by religious revival meetings, we will offer you songs, laughter, inspiration, and meaning. As a theme we will focus on STEM learning ecosystems....

Exhibit development
Kate KnealeRan PelegMalka YayonJohn SearClaudia SodiniYael Bamberger

Escape games are a popular cultural phenomenon and this phenomenon has not bypassed the Ecsite community and conference: in 2018 the Conference hosted a first Escape room demonstration. Whether you missed it last year or were lucky enough to make...

Exhibit development
Koen PetersEugeen van WeesCatherine MurphyDirk Bertels

Personalisation, storytelling, participatory strategies: the exhibition designer of the 21st century needs to know all these techniques to communicate science information effectively. But what about the role of atmospherics? How does it interact...

Equity & Inclusion

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Strategy & vision
Gillian ThomasTrautmann CharlieLeigh-Anne StradeskiGillian ThomasKirsten EllenbogenHanne Haack LarsenTrautmann CharlieLeigh-Anne Stradeski

Every manager, whether a first time one or a CEO, can achieve greater impact if they have a good working relationship with their own manager. Agreement on strategic projects as well as daily tactical work are critical and can occur most easily...

Join us for light yoga on the roof of Experimentarium.

Get ready for the conference day with a short yoga workout on the roof before sessions begin.

All you need to bring is clothes you can comfortably move in. ...

Strategy & vision
Malvina ArtheauRaquel da CunhaWiktor GajewskiAlejandro MancillaVesna Pajić

Occupational burnout occurs in all professions and ours is no exception. Many in our line of work root their motivation in values, a sense of mission and the people they serve. But sometimes we...

Strategy & vision
Anna StarkeyDidier LavalRosalie WhiteAliki Giannakopoulou

Change is constant. We need to be agile and to continually push the boundaries of our work in order to remain engaging and relevant in ever-evolving cultural landscapes.

What organisational or team boundaries would you like to push, but...

Research, theory & evaluation
Joana Lobo AntunesGioia MoslerMalvina ArtheauDaniela De AngeliIain ColemanLiesbeth de BakkerDerek FishRobert WestNatt DayIndrayani Ghangrekar

Collaborations between science centres and universities can provide effective routes to success, as well as rewarding experiences for both sides. But where to start? What to aim for? How to build the necessary bridges? Answers to these questions...

Science ♥ society

The Ecsite Conference’s MakerSpace is a physical location created by a group of tinkerers and educators from science centres all over the world. It is located on the second floor of Experimantarium. In this inspiring environment full of tools,...

Strategy & vision
Carmen FenollosaJulie BeckerRyan JenkinsSebastian MartinHanne Haack LarsenJulie BeckerRaquel da CunhaCarmen FenollosaNathalie CiminoMai Nguyen

The planet needs vocal green superheroes - but it also needs discreet green fairies, working in the shadows and corners of our workplaces without necessarily waiting for top-down change or elaborate organisation-wide sustainability plans. Is...

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