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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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Learning
Meie van LaarChristine ReichSheena Laursen

Family visits, group visits, educational visits. As a science centre or museum we want to facilitate a lot of different visitors at the same time. We want to increase the number of visitors to maximise the amount of people that come into contact...

Workshop
Strategy & vision
Robert FirmhoferFrederic BertleyStephen White

With major challenges around the globe including decreasing science literacy and increasing science denialism, we need to reimagine how to connect with the public in effective and engaging ways. A new science engagement model is empowering people...

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Science ♥ society
Carmen FenollosaMatteo MerzagoraGène BertrandFrank KupperGrace D'Arcy

Science centres, citizen science activities, hybrid cultural spaces, design thinking and discussion games are all using co-creation practices. In recent years, the interest of the science engagement community in the world of participation and co-...

Panel
Strategy & vision
MARINA LEONARDLuigi AmodioAisling MurrayAnna GunnarssonCamilla Rossi-Linnemann

Can performing arts help to convey complex messages, foster a more open and personal approach to scientific issues and allow for the production of new cultural products? Museums and science centres that choose to carry out a variety of activities...

Panel
Collections
Welmoet DamsmaAnne LandDesiree VaccariniSara TougaardMichael Bradke

Traditionally, museum objects were only observed behind glass and without tactile interaction but today, engagement with real objects is often encouraged. In today’s digital world, museums have to define their added value and interaction with...

Workshop
Learning
Sebastian MartinShivani SinghalMARINA LEONARDMareike WieseBeatriz ReyYihsuan LinRyan Jenkins

How can tinkering and making transform traditional learning models?

This extended session allows participants to engage with deconstruction and construction literally and metaphorically as we take apart and re-evaluate our ideas about the...

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Marketing & communication
Pilvi KolkSamuel FurnissAleksandra Wójcik-GłodowskaLath CarlsonAnne Katrine Gjerløff

Happiness is something we all desire and at the same time happy people create a joyful, desirable atmosphere within a company. What makes people happy at work and what can managers do to create a positive atmosphere at the office? Ecsite Spokes...

Pecha Kucha
Learning
Ran PelegAndrea Frantz-PittnerSilvia GrabnerCedric TanKate KnealeDesiree VaccariniBethan RossAstrid Rampula

‘Immersion’ and ‘immersive’ are popping up everywhere these days: immersive theatre, immersive technology, immersive games, immersive experience, even immersive dining. Science centres and museums have not evaded this trend and many offer...

Social event

The Farewell Party is the Conference's most informal social event: dance, chat, share a drink with other participants...

This year it will take place at the legendary K4 Club, located in the basement of the Kersnikova Institute. The venue...

Exchange Forum
Science ♥ society
Linda GalléWiebke RössigIris OttAlex Fairhead

How should spaces for interaction and open science be designed in order to welcome, encourage and engage visitors? Many major museums across Europe are undergoing major rebuilding processes in order to create spaces for communication, interaction...

Pre-Conference workshop
Strategy & vision
Camilla Rossi-LinnemannInes MontalvaoSamar D. KirreshJurij KrpanMARINA LEONARDMichael BradkeMaria João Fonseca

For many of us, working with artists is both a dream and a challenge. This one-day pre-conference workshop gives you the opportunity to dive deeper into reflection and experimentation surrounding the professional practice of such collaborations....

Workshop
Learning
Andrew Whittington-DavisMairead HurleyMaria ZоlоtоnоsаJAN POMIERNYNanne Wytze Brouwer

Data literacy is becoming increasingly important in a digitalised and technology-saturated world, where everything is measured, analysed and predicted, but where information is also being misinterpreted or (deliberately) misused to mislead public...

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