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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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Science ♥ society
Carmen FenollosaMatteo MerzagoraGène BertrandMairead HurleyFrank Kupper

Using a series of relevant examples collected through their practice and research, the speakers will, together with the audience, explore the points of contact and the points of divergence between science engagement activities, and emergent...

House of Commons debate
Strategy & vision
Patricia VerheydenMikko MyllykoskiAilsa BarryMARIBEL IBARRAYuko OkayamaMaria Isabel GarciaJulia WillisonElizabeth RasekoalaLath CarlsonJuan Pablo Gaviria Arteaga

What are our greatest fears and hopes for the future of our field? How do we see the world evolve, and what will the role of our institutions be? Will science centres and science museums still exist? Moreover, if they are still around what will...

Interview / Fireside Chat
Strategy & vision
Michael John GormanJurij Krpan

Marshall McLuhan once described art as “precise advance knowledge of how to cope with the psychic and social consequences of the next technology”. Hosts of this year’s ECSITE conference, the Kapelica Galerie in Ljubljana have presented some of...

Workshop
Equity & Inclusion
Vanessa MignanBarbara StreicherMaarten OkkersenAmparo Leyman PinoMatteo MerzagoraShaaron Leverment

Are you or your organisation experiencing challenges when it comes to diversity and inclusion? Are you aware that these are important systemic issues, yet are not sure where to start to dismantle unjust infrastructures to combat your institution´...

Workshop
Science ♥ society
Maria ZоlоtоnоsаWiktor GajewskiAnna StarkeyFrank KupperCarmen Fenollosa

There are certain terms, concepts and buzzword in the science engagement vocabulary that are repeated all over in training, project calls and strategies. They are supposed to build our own professional language but deep down everyone understands...

Panel
Science ♥ society
Martha CambreStefaan Blanckegiuseppe pellegriniLuisa MassaraniAntonio Gomes da Costa

Movements anti-vaccination have been growing around the globe, raising issues such as the resurgence of cases of diseases. An emblematic case is measles, which was declared by the World Health Organization eradicated in countries such as United...

Exchange Forum
Science ♥ society
Linda GalléWiebke RössigIris OttAlex Fairhead

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, The Natural History Museum in Copenhagen and The Museum of Natural History in Vienna are in a major rebuilding process concerning their communication with the public. The Museum of Natural History Vienna is...

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Science ♥ society
Jochen HungerRaffaella SpagnuoloKenneth SkeldonJasper Bloemen

Biology, the knowledge of life, drives scientific innovation and is both a promise and a business. We enter the era of bio-design, and yet we still depend on “simple” fundamental life processes taking place under our feet, in the soil, and above...

Pre-conference workshop
Learning
Maria ZоlоtоnоsаEva DurallMairead HurleyGène BertrandCarmen FenollosaMatteo MerzagoraWill Hunter

Do you like to be in control when planning your educational programmes? Are you afraid of letting go and being surprised by the outcomes? We hear you! And that is why we are inviting educators from museums and other non-formal learning spaces to...

Word Cafe
Exhibit development
Bernadette SchrandtJose Augusto OcampoJoonas JuutilainenGunnar BehrensSteven SchaekenAlisson BoiffardEric Mika

“If museum exhibitions are to survive the major irreversible social changes brought on by technological advances, globalization, and shifting consumer expectations, we will need to radically evolve our practices over the coming years.” -...

Workshop
Learning
Michel GroulxCaroline JulienLars SchnatmannSégolène VALENÇOTWouter van der Zouwe

“Metaquests”, or interactive quests, can be very engaging ways to encourage young people participation, and help them to make sense out of complex topics in spaces such as exhibitions, science or nature parks, etc. They invite visitors to engage...

Pre-conference workshop
Equity & Inclusion
Barbara StreicherAmparo Leyman PinoAntonia CaolaSheena LaursenDavid JonesAlexia SONNOISVanessa Mignan

This Pre-conference workshop is the fourth call to action at the Ecsite Annual Conference to inspire and create capacity in our collegiate community.

The Diversity and Inclusion Working Group has the goal to create a framework that will...

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