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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

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Strategy & vision
Laura SmillieJochen HungerHolly HastedHedinn Gunhildrud

When it comes to busting myths and tackling tricky issues, science communicators are armed to the teeth with the necessary tools to inform and educate. Or are they? If science is so great, why do so many pseudoscientists succeed in selling their...

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Science ♥ society
Dacha AtienzaWiebke RössigDiana Escobar VicentMichiel BuchelLing Lee

Societies are changing, new challenges are emerging and citizens increasingly want to be considered and meaningfully involved in the search for solutions. Living labs, fabrication labs, science shops and citizen science programmes support an...

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Exhibit development
Remco MolenaarBart van den BergMike GandertonMette Stentoft TherkildsenKaren Drost

Personalisation is a strong mechanism to increase the impact of visitor experiences. Not every visitor is the same: think of languages, interests, expectations, knowledge, behaviours or (special) needs. We want to ‘touch’ visitors by creating...

Workshop
Strategy & vision
Raphael ChanayJulie BeckerMarie HobsonPaolo Degiovanni

Warning: session taking place at the Interactive theater (and not Movie House 4 as announced in the printed programme).

Signals sent by our field’s leaders are clear: yes, we want to do our share and contribute to...

Pre-conference workshop
Research, theory & evaluation

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Parody burial
Science ♥ society
Carmen FenollosaMaria ZоlоtоnоsаWiktor GajewskiFrank Kupper

With all the discussions and uncertainties around the European Commission's next Research & Innovation funding framework (the so-called “Horizon Europe”), one thing is clear: Responsible Research and Innovation (R.R.I.) as a concept will be...

Guided tour

The local Hellerup School just around the corner from Experimentarium stands out: no fence separating the school from the street, no walls dividing the school in classrooms. Instead, learning spaces that substitutes for classrooms and students in...

Workshop
Science ♥ society
Bálint Balázs Leonardo de la Torre ÁvilaMaria Jesus PinazoShailaja BaichooMarjolein ZweekhorstMichael Søgaard Jørgensen

The Science Shop movement has 40 years of experience in developing innovative and often experimental models to channel social demands into research topics. In various countries, Science Shops support socially innovative local communities to...

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Collections
Amito HaarhuisMaria João FonsecaAnnelore ScholtenRaphael ChanayKen ArnoldTorkil AdsersenKate FordeGeoffrey Belknap

In this session, presenters from many different science museums all over Europe share how they use storytelling to create more context for their heritage collections, and make them come alive. What museological strategies do they use to make...

Workshop
Science ♥ society
Daniel RosqvistMonika Mayer

In this drop-in session, take the opportunity to meet with fellow museum professionals and makers and learn about all things tinkering and making.

Come by at any time during the session to explore the Ecsite Conference’s MakerSpace, hang...

Workshop
Research, theory & evaluation
Mette SkovChristian JantzenMarianne LykkeMette Stentoft Therkildsen

The concept of experience is ‘hot’ in the field of museums and science centres. Our organisations are part of the experience economy and as such platforms for experiences. Science centres and museums design user experiences. But what essentially...

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Explainers & visitor services
Catherine OUALIANAntonio Gomes da Costagiovanni crupiBrad IrwinEvanthia IoannidouJoanna Kalinowska

Every day on our venues' floors explainers engage in a direct interaction with the public. But, frequently, our institutions include more “explainers” than we acknowledge: many professionals started their careers as explainers, and then moved on...

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