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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

Was there simply not enough time to network during the day? Or perhaps you were so engrossed in the sessions and our Keynote speaker that there was no time to connect with peers? And for our colleagues in North, Central and South America it was...

Learning
Ryan JenkinsCristina OlivottoAmos BlantonCorinne TakaraEmily TakaraTrisha Sathish

Commitment: Climate & biodiversity crisis

In the past few years many museums have been developing tinkering studios, makerspaces and fablabs as part of their programmes and exhibitions. These spaces can offer ways to...

Equity & Inclusion
Anna SchaefersAmparo Leyman PinoGabriele ZipfElizabeth RasekoalaMariam BachichGeorgina YoungAlexandra AlberdaTibisay Sankatsing NavaDevina LobineCaroline TurreEva TrujilloMicah Parzen

Commitment: Equity & inclusion

This is the 2nd part of a two-part session, part one is...

Research, theory & evaluation
Patricia Willems-MawenuSaskia NuijtenKlaus G. GrunertSara Castillo

A 1/3 of all food produced in the world goes to waste while 800 million people are still undernourished. Yet more food is needed to feed the world’s growing population while maintaining the health of our planet. How can we solve all these...

For those of you accustomed to an Ecsite Conference, you'll know that the Business happy hour is not to be missed! A dedicated moment during the Conference to browse our exhibitors booths, make business and enjoy those memorable 'little extras.'...

Research, theory & evaluation
Mairéad HurleySophie PerryARIS PAPADOPOULOSAutumn Brown

​Commitment: 21st century skills

Zines, small handmade booklets, offer an emancipatory way to explore, critique and reflect upon a given topic. These artefacts position the learner as creator, and the evaluator as audience...

Learning
Mikko MyllykoskiJohn Falk

Based in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, John H. Falk Ph.D is the Director of the Institute for Learning Innovation and Emeritus Sea Grant Professor of Free-Choice Learning at Oregon State University. He is a leading expert on free-choice learning; the...

Science ♥ society
Jamie BellMatteo MerzagoraSara CalcagniniDennis Schatz

Scientists are learners. They professionally transform their observations into their research, which brings about new questions and therefore new research. But do they apply this 'continuous learner' attitude when they interact with the public?...

Strategy & vision
sandrine Delon-GuillienCatherine OualianSara Raposo

Commitment: 21st century skills

The current crisis and its impact on the functioning and offerings of our museums have highlighted the need for all professionals to develop skills to face new challenges. It has also...

Science ♥ society
Monika MayerMeie van LaarPaul BonifaceClémentine BricoutMonika Mayer

Museums have for years been trying to reach out to other groups within society, striving to engage them into STEM topics, but during the pandemic the need for engaging a more diverse group of families became more and more relevant. The pandemic...

Was there simply not enough time to network during the day? Or perhaps you were so engrossed in the sessions and our Keynote speaker that there was no time to connect with peers? And for our colleagues in North, Central and South America it was...

Learning
Caroline WhiteCaroline WhiteShanmin SultanaAaron ApplebeyHollyann Stewart

​Commitment: 21st century skills

How might you reimagine the work of your education and learning team when you can no longer engage in-person? At Science Gallery, human connection and conversation are at the heart of an...

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