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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

Exhibit development
Christina ClassenFriederike WawerkaDominik EssingClayton CutajarHarry WhitePaul Orselli

Two ‘old hands’ comment on the next generation’s ideas. NEXT GENERATION refers to different aspects: new content, a new generation of exhibition-makers, modern forms of exhibition design or contemporary educational strategies. We'll consider...

Strategy & vision
Thierry BrassacMarion SabourdyAnna Gunnarsson

Whether you did (or didn't) attend Part 1, welcome to this book-lovers session. A time to think about and share the best ways to mix books and science together. We'll sit together around a digital campfire (with virtual marshmallows, but REAL...

Strategy & vision
Sophie PerryMelati Wijsen

When Youth lead the way

Melati Wijsen is a 20-year-old Indonesian activist and change-maker. She founded Bye Bye Plastic Bags with her younger sister and has been leading the movement driven by youth since 2013. She has...

Equity & Inclusion
Lizzy MoriartyMarta MarialvaRafael GalupaMariana Rama Pedro AlvesMassa Mufti-HamwiHanouf Al-Alawi

​Commitment: Equity & inclusion

How do you create equitable community engagement programmes to reach underserved communities? Come and explore off-site community engagement activities serving some of the most...

Hillary SpencerAnna AltschwagerAxel EstableHillary Spencer

What happens next? Our lives aren’t the same, our families aren’t the same, our world isn’t the same. As we reopen our museums and re-engage our students, what adjustments need to be made? What risks can we take? The need for empathy and...

Exhibit development
Audrey O'ConnellDirk DenoyelleAndreas MattCorrado CanoniciKathryn HuneaultCarrie ReidThomas HofbergerPanagiotis KotsanasMichael BradkeLaurent DONDEYOlivier RetoutJoy LatourJoonas JuutilainenDon Lessem

The second of our touring exhibitions slots. A preview of current and upcoming touring science exhibitions across Europe and the world. This fast-paced session will give you a glimpse of a large range of exhibitions on offer, leaving it up to you...

Equity & Inclusion
Sharon AmentKaren PetersonJennifer BreslinAnita Krishnamurthi

​​Commitment: Equity & inclusion

Less than 25% of computer science and engineering students are women and far fewer graduate and pursue careers in those fields (National Science Board, 2018). Women remain drastically...

Science ♥ society
Nikolaj MøllerCamilla Tham

Commitment: Climate & biodiversity crisis

Despite growing global awareness of climate change in recent years, the consequences for human health are not yet broadly understood and addressed. The Natural History Museum...

Strategy & vision
Maren KrumdieckPaul VoogtMohammad RuhaiyemAyman ElsayedAnna Omedes

In this pecha kucha type session new science centres, science museums, exhibitions... that are currently in the start up and/or design phase will be presented. Presenters will give a short overview of their project. What are their goals and...

Research, theory & evaluation
Marie HobsonAlex FairheadLaura DavidsonSiobhan Starrs

There has been increasing recognition of the role museums should play to address the planetary emergency. To incite social change, we need to close the gap between concern and action.

The first step in closing this gap is increasing the...

Maya HalevyBirgit MagerDee HalliganDaniel Charny

In this session, Mariano Gago Ecsite Award winner Maya Halevy explores the topic of service design in museums and education fields with world-class professionals in the field. Service design is a new field that helps choreograph the processes,...

Time to dig out those fancy clothes that you haven’t been able to wear in over a year! The more sparkles, the better, as you go and get ready for Ecsite goes Eurovision. Make sure you're back at the stage for 17.15 CEST.