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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

Panel
Science ♥ society
Mairéad HurleyCamilla ThamMhairi StewartAmy van Nobelen

At a time of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss, young people are showing determination and creating projects to lead the way. This session highlights the approaches that museums have taken to collaborate with young people. Our Broken...

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Exhibit development
Agnes RuizJulie LeclairTim PethickMichael BradkeTobias Wolff

Travelling exhibitions have recently been criticised for their environmental footprints. Most of them transit their crates via trucks or shipping containers, which use fossil fuels, and often use plastic wrap to palletise the items. Works of art...

Keynote
Equity & Inclusion
Sinéad Burke

We'll be joined on Friday 3 June by Sinéad Burke, Founder and CEO of Tilting the Lens, a consultancy that brings visibility to inaccessibility, advising global brands including Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Starbucks in their move from awareness to...

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Explainers & visitor services
Giasemi VavoulaCecilia EkstrandTorhild SkåtunGène BertrandStamatina AnastopoulouCatherine Oualian

Remote and virtual engagements during the pandemic changed how visitors interact with the science centre. In its aftermath, we are left with new digital tools at our disposal to shape experiences that blend digital and physical interactions and...

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Equity & Inclusion
Patricia VerheydenStacy WakefordJenny SearchMaribel IbarraAmito Haarhuis

This session will focus on three of Ecsite’s strategic commitments: 21st century skills, inclusion & equity, and health & wellbeing. As we are all still dealing with the effects of the pandemic, how can we take on those challenges in our...

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Pre-Conference workshop
Research, theory & evaluation
Inga SpechtSiëlle GramserAnne Land

When developing an exhibition or activity, we want the best possible visitor experience and learning outcomes - but how do we know we've achieved this? Personal meaning mapping, multiple choice tests, follow-up interviews, pre- and post-...

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Learning
Sophie PerryDerek FishYuko OkayamaLiesbeth de Bakker

The Covid-19 pandemic clearly impacted everyday science learning as many institutions had to seek alternatives to face-to-face interactions and adapt their offerings due to lockdown measures. In such times, collaboration between researchers and...

In depth
Exhibit development
Ines MontalvaoDaniel RosqvistClaire PillsburyCarla Molins PitarchMarco MirandaMichael Bradke

This is part two of an in-depth session where we will find out where participants stand when it comes to prototyping; what it encompasses in theoretical terms and also in practice. Through a deeper understanding of this concept and how we...

Pre-Conference workshop
Equity & Inclusion
Barbara StreicherAmparo Leyman PinoShaaron LevermentSanne den AdelVanessa MignanAntonia CaolaAlexia SonnoisCristina Veiga-PiresDavid JonesColleen M. SchmitzMeie van LaarKathrin KöstersSilvio Wey

This one-day workshop is targeted at colleagues who are interested in advocating and implementing strategies to become a diverse and inclusive science engagement organisation, but do not know where to start or how to put their current projects in...

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Exhibit development
Raphael ChanayLottie DodwellLauren SouterFloriane PerotCaroline BreunesseSophie RADIX

Many science museums are currently working on the issue of children's museography around art objects and collections. This session proposes to explore the different questions, barriers and opportunities that these projects face. How to marry...

Keynote
Lucy Hawking

Author Lucy Hawking makes science accessible and entertaining to young readers through her ‘George’ book series of fantasy adventure novels based on real science. Written in collaboration with world-leading scientists including her father, the...

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