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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
Armin DuffKim Ludwig-PetschMeie van LaarClaire PillsburyChristof BörnerKatherine McAlpine

We all use smartphones, every day – but few are aware of their potential for science and science education. The numerous built-in sensors turn any mobile device into a mobile lab, which enables visitors to experiment and measure physical...

Social event

The Nocturne will take place above the city in the beautiful fortress of Ljubljana Castle; arguably Ljubljana's main tourist attraction which has been proudly protecting the city for around 900 years. From the castle's Bellavista terrace, you can...

Pre-conference workshop
Equity & Inclusion
Barbara StreicherAmparo Leyman PinoAntonia CaolaSheena LaursenDavid JonesAlexia SonnoisVanessa MignanElizabeth RasekoalaBojan Markicevic

The diversity and inclusion working group has an ambitious goal: to create a framework that will support the efforts on more equitable science engagement. This pre-conference workshop is an opportunity for everyone from any level of expertise...

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Research, theory & evaluation
Louisa FoxSanne den AdelShaaron Levermentben johnsonCristin Dorgelo

What is the current profile of the science organisation sector and how do we know this? How can we use this information to inform action and decision-making? There are many initiatives aiming to improve equity of access to the informal science...

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Collections
Helen JonesAmito HaarhuisLouise WhiteleyNatalija PolenecPaul Voogt

In general, science museums tend to present the past and science centres focus on the future. Can we combine these two approaches, connecting past, present and future, to deepen our understanding of how science works and what it means for us?...

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Science ♥ society
Gabor ZsigmondImre BardKristin AlfordRosalina BabourkovaImre BardLath CarlsonAndreas GundelweinIrini PapadimitriouMelanie SaverimuthuYumi Miyahara

We are increasingly tasked with offering reflection not only on where we have been, but on where we may be going, and there are considerable challenges along the road. In these times of radical uncertainty such as the climate crisis, the rise of...

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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...

Presentation and Q&A
Science ♥ society
Jurij Krpan

In this session, eight participants will appear in pairs on four subtopics of Designing Life phenomena:

Tissue Engineering: working with living materials
Humans/non-humans: understanding other living beings
Designing Humans...

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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...

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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-...

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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...

Social event

A networking highlight!

Ecsite invites all participants to come together for a drink among exhibitors' booths.

Traditionally exhibitors bring specialities from their home countries.

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