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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

Business & fundraising
Catherine FrancheMichiel BuchelCristin DorgeloMichael John GormanJoanna Kalinowska

When looking for partners or for funding, we’re advocating, using our brand to find a common ground, demonstrating we can contribute to their mission or agenda. Advocating for the engagement of citizens in science and technology used to be good...

Exhibit development
Julie LeclairAlanna DavidsonMaren KrumdieckChristina SchwartzIgnasi Miró

Developing a travelling exhibition can be costly, time consuming and staff intensive. Factor in the added pressure of finding funding or content partners and you have yourself a major project on your hands.

This interactive panel session...

Social event

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 this year's Ecsite Conference.

Join this informal breakfast for a refreshing, energising start to...

Research, theory & evaluation
Bernadette SchrandtJuliana RestrepoJana HawigCarina BammesbergerBernadette Decristoforo

Conservation of nature, life and death and the time span of human evolution - three different exhibition topics that are hard to display, yet what impact do they actually have? Exhibition makers use a vast amount of resources and choose different...

Pre-Conference workshop
Maria ZоlоtоnоsаEva DurallMairéad HurleyGène BertrandCarmen FenollosaMatteo MerzagoraWill Hunter

Travel grants available!

Are you convinced about the benefits of co-design but too afraid to let go? We hear you!

That is why we are inviting...

Word Cafe
Exhibit development
Bernadette SchrandtJose Augusto OcampoJoonas JuutilainenGunnar BehrensSteven SchaekenAlisson BoiffardEric Mika

“If museum exhibitions are to survive the major irreversible social changes brought on by technological advances, globalisation, and shifting consumer expectations, we will need to radically evolve our practices over the coming years.” -...

Sebastian MartinArmin DuffKatherine OzawaChristof BörnerCristina Riesen

How do we make computational thinking practices and concepts engaging and relevant? Making and tinkering skills are crucial for the next generation to succeed in a digital world; even a basic understanding of these concepts is important for...

Equity & Inclusion
Raphael DUPINVanessa MignanSebastian MartinMarion REALMarianne Pouget

Fablabs appeared over a decade ago, embodying for some, the potentialities of a new industrial revolution. Since then, these Fablabs have spread everywhere within the science engagement field. Surprisingly, these tools have emerged as a...

Science ♥ society
Marie Couëdic

How can misinformation be tackled and what can science engagement professionals do about it?

This workshop will focus on sharing outcomes and present a document and case studies for any science engagement professional who is developing or...

Idea-jam session
Exhibit development
Andrea VeldkampWouter VerbiestMaarten TaborskyAmparo Leyman PinoPaul OrselliAnna SchaefersMichael Feser

The idea-jam session lets you open your mind as far as possible and allows you to come up with wild concepts that challenge what we think is possible within the field of science engagement. The idea-jam session will reopen its doors this year for...

Science ♥ society
Audrey ChangSarah SeiterBrad MacDonaldMaren Krumdieck

How can we help individuals and communities articulate their values about data ethics and privacy and help them build basic skills for critical thinking, while seeing the beauty within it? Museums are uniquely positioned to help visitors think...

Social event

Enjoy traditional, Slovenian, gastronomic delights at the Conference's Gala Dinner, together with 1200 Conference participants. And expect a Kersnikova twist!

More about this event coming soon.