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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

Social event

A networking highlight!

Ecsite invites all participants to come together for a drink among exhibitors' booths.

Traditionally exhibitors bring specialities from their home countries.

Pre-conference workshop
Equity & Inclusion
Vanessa MignanShaaron LevermentBarbara StreicherElizabeth RasekoalaAntonia CaolaNicole BullockMaarten OkkersenSharon HealMarie-Agnès BernardisAmparo Leyman PinoJulie LeclairSylvaine ChampagneDavid JonesMeie van Laar

How do we break out of our own echo chamber(s) and roll out the diversity, equity and inclusion agenda throughout all areas of our organisations for embedded, transformative change? Tying in with the “pushing boundaries” conference theme, this...

Pre-conference workshop
Exhibit development
Rui QuintaMariana CardosoInes MontalvaoHaydn AntoniwPoul Kattler

Interactivity has always been part of the science centre's DNA and is now common in museums and other science engagement settings. However, it doesn't necessarily take into consideration visitors' emotional journeys. The concept of experience...

Shivani SinghalInka de PijperLiam NilsenMay Sabbah

In this hands-on tinkering session, we will explore the idea of using everyday materials and tools in unexpected ways. Whether you are designing making activities that are fully guided or completely open-ended, the choices concerning materials...

Exhibit development
Malthe Kouassi BjerregaardFloriane PerotMarius KwintLouise Whiteley

Exhibitions are a slow medium and imply authority, so how can we present knowledge that is still evolving? Science centres and museums have tended to exhibit settled science; histories of great men and great discoveries, or textbook facts brought...

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...

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...

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...

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...