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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

Equity & Inclusion
Vanessa MignanInka de PijperCeleste MorenoSarah FunkPaul BonifaceSebastian MartinLuigi Anzivino

Why are projects that target non-dominant audiences of science engagement institutions often tokenistic and performative? This workshop will explore how tinkering approaches that focus on equitable processes can help to document and address this...

Learning
Sebastian MartinSamar D. KirreshAmos BlantonCristina OlivottoRyan JenkinsJon Haavie

“Good tinkerers borrow, great tinkerers steal.” - As A. Kleon emphasises in his book “Steal like an Artist”, "no idea is original and all creators and their output are a sum of inspirations and heroes…”. Art & artists can inspire children,...

Science ♥ society
Raphael ChanayThomas B BergViola HoffmannNils Petter HauanLizzy BakkerFranziska Lang

Climate change is one of the biggest global challenges we face, but simply presenting an exhibition or a publication on the facts and figures doesn’t seem to have the desired effect on the public. What could be more effective? Should our...

Science ♥ society
Lynda DunlopJelle de SchrijverLynda Dunlop

Since Socrates, philosophical questions are known to elicit exciting dialogues engaging both young people and adults. Science provides a fertile ground to explore these philosophical topics. Questions such as, ‘Is tackling climate change more...

Lucy HawkingClayton Cutajar

Your opportunity to engage in conversation with author Lucy Hawking after hearing her keynote in the previous time slot.

Strategy & vision
Hillary SpencerSandro DebonoHerbert Muender

March 2020: Science centres and museums around the world shut their doors to the public and staff are tasked with coming up with new ideas on how to engage with the public. After two years of being opened, closed, and reopened again, venues are...

Learning
Ryan JenkinsSebastian MartinYihsuan LinEduard Muntaner-PerichLuigi Anzivino

One outcome of the past two years of adapting programming to a socially distant and online format is communities coming together to explore topics through hands-on exploration. The pandemic has opened up new possibilities for collaboration and...

Science ♥ society
Ana NoronhaMaría MenéndezBarbara BudassiMiriam AtienzaMiriam AtienzaCamilla Rossi-LinnemannPedro Russo

The blend of science and creativity can trigger curiosity in areas of space science and technology that differ from those traditionally pursued by science engagement, in ways that may inspire broader audiences to go on new explorations... This...

Wiktor Gajewski

Instead of regular sessions, join one of the informal meet-ups of various communities of science engagement practice.


Check the official conference app, the Whova app for details,...

Learning
Sebastian MartinSamar D. KirreshAmos BlantonCristina OlivottoRyan JenkinsJon Haavie

“Good tinkerers borrow, great tinkerers steal.” - As A. Kleon emphasises in his book “Steal like an Artist”, "no idea is original and all creators and their output are a sum of inspirations and heroes…”. Art & artists can inspire children,...

Science ♥ society
María MenéndezAna NoronhaTobias WolffCatherine FrancheChristophe ChaffardonTobias WolffTina IbsenAudrey KorczynskaGuillaume TrapDaniel ScukaBarbara BudassiAna NoronhaRobert MeisnerAnna Arnadottir

This workshop is organised by the European Space Agency – ESA – and the Ecsite Space Group, the Ecsite thematic group that aims to improve and extend...

Exhibit development
Marjolein van BreemenBritta NagelAndreas GundelweinShirin Frangoul-BrücknerJussi ÄngesleväGabriele ZipfSundar Raman

The Future, or at least the museum of the future is here. In what seems to be a megatrend, the exhibitions and institutions dealing with visions of tomorrow and developing their audiences future-proof competences pop-up around the world. How do...

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