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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

Pre-Conference workshop
Strategy & vision
Camilla Rossi-LinnemannInes MontalvaoSamar D. KirreshJurij KrpanMARINA LEONARDMichael BradkeMaria João Fonseca

For many of us, working with artists is both a dream and a challenge. This one-day pre-conference workshop gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into reflection and experimentation surrounding the professional practice of such collaborations....

Workshop
Learning
Andrew Whittington-DavisMairead HurleyMaria ZоlоtоnоsаJAN POMIERNYNanne Wytze Brouwer

Data literacy is becoming increasingly important in a digitalised and technology-saturated world, where everything is measured, analysed and predicted, but where information is also being misinterpreted or (deliberately) misused to mislead public...

Panel
Learning
Mark WinterbottomMaria XanthoudakiInka de PijperGrace D'ArcyMathieu Mahve-Beydokhti

Tinkering has the potential to strengthen engagement with STEM. Furthermore, research has found that tinkering could be particularly beneficial for students facing social, economic or cultural disadvantage. Museums across Europe have been...

Pre-Conference workshop
Science ♥ society
Raphael ChanayUwe MoldrzykThomas B BergAnnemarie van EekerenPaolo LegatoCaroline BreunesseAnders Drud JordanHenrik SellLinda GalléBasil ThüringPierre Coulon

Natural history museums play an important role in bridging communication gaps between science, society and politics. In times of growing urgency we have to act against a variety of environmental issues such as climate change and loss of...

Presentations and round table
Science ♥ society
Carlos Catalao AlvesFederica RosettaYlann SchemmErrin RileyGiselle Cory

With the media emphasising the promise of big data and AI in predicting everything and deriving groundbreaking insights, the public is facing a surge of hard-to-grasp claims. Public interest in sound science and evidence needs to be supported by...

Q&A
Strategy & vision

Your opportunity to engage in conversation with researcher Nicolas Nova after listening to his keynote speech.

Workshop
Learning
Michel GroulxCaroline JulienLars SchnatmannWouter van der ZouweCybèle Robichaud

“Metaquests”, or interactive quests, can be very engaging ways to encourage participation, particularly when it comes to the younger generation. These quests entice their visitors into actively engaging in self-guided itineraries which catalyse...

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