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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

Amanda MathiesonAmanda MathiesonCarl FreeYlenia CallusEdward Duca

Commitment: Climate & biodiversity crisis / 21st century skills

We invite you to a demonstration of our international, online escape room, ‘Back for the Future,’ where we solve sustainability challenges in order to...

Equity & Inclusion
Abi AshtonSanne den AdelVanessa MignanAlexia SonnoisMeie van LaarKathrin KöstersAna Ramos

​​Commitment: Equity & inclusion

The Equity@Ecsite workgroup created a Framework for diversity, equity, access and inclusion (DEAI), which was test-piloted with 17 pioneer...

Strategy & vision
Amito HaarhuisLewis HouColin JohnsonCamille Pisani

Amito Haarhuis convenes this check-in session, where our invited guests Lewis Hou, Colin Johnson and Camille Pisani will each discuss one of three commitments they have been following throughout the final day of the Conference. Lewis Hou will be...

Science ♥ society
Joseph RocheLaura BellFabiana Zollo

Commitment: 21st century skills

How can we make social media more credible and reliable?...

Strategy & vision
Vanessa MignanCristina Veiga-PiresSimona CerratoLuis Alberto de Sousa GonçalvesEva Durall

What a year! We all remember how it started; we closed our doors, we had to protect collections and jobs, and tried reaching out to our audiences. We went in all directions; adapting programmes, creating new online content, trying different...

Exhibit development
Christian SichauChristian SichauMaarten TaborskyMette Stentoft Therkildsen

Commitment: Climate & biodiversity crisis

Sustainability is a pressing issue today – not only as a topic for the exhibitions we are showing, but increasingly also with the regard to the production of the exhibitions...

Julia WoitheRahel BruggerHelena BååthNina SvenssonJulia Woithe

​Commitment: 21st century skills

This session will start with a brief introduction of the speakers and their respective institutions, including their online escape game or treasure hunt activities. Then, we will assign...

Strategy & vision
Maren KrumdieckMartyn Best Audrey KorczynskaStacy WakefordPatricia Verheyden

This is part two of a pecha kucha-type session whereby 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...

Armin DuffMeie van LaarClaire PillsburyKim Ludwig-PetschJulien Bobroff

We all use smartphones, every day – but few are aware of their potential for science and science education. The numerous built-in sensors turn any mobile device into a mobile lab, which enables visitors to experiment and measure physical...

Gène BertrandCecilia EkstrandSigurd HunstadTorhild SkåtunGiasemi VavoulaStamatina Anastopoulou

​Commitment: 21st century skills

“We need to replace old education standards with an educational framework that combines knowledge with the 21st century skills of creativity, critical thinking, communication and...

Science ♥ society
Catherine OualianMarjan DoomNathalie PuzenatAlain GloorAisling Murray

The Covid-19 crisis and its "infodemics" brought critical thinking issues back to the forefront. The crisis made clear how little sight on science and scientific thinking makes science extremely vulnerable for mistrust.

What strategies...

We may be apart, but the spirit of Ecsite must live on!

To close day one of the Conference, join us for the first ever Ecsite goes Eurovision - a musical extravaganza and competition as members from across our community perform their...