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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

Science ♥ society
Maria ZоlоtоnоsаMarzia MazzonettoMélanie MarcelRyan Titley

Co-design, co-creation, citizen science, open innovation: some of the buzzwords you might have been hearing a lot recently. But what exactly are they all about? These approaches can be used to achieve societal engagement in...

Research, theory & evaluation
Erik StenglerMiruna AmzaJavier Hidalgo Gil

These last two years of pandemic have led to an exponential increase of online modes of engagement. This has in turn reinforced the need for evaluation of digital projects in science centres and museums, not only as summative assessment but also...

Strategy & vision
Caitlin SouthwickChristopher GartheChristian SichauMaria João FonsecaRoddy Skinner

The UNESCO Roadmap for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD for 2030) developed the whole-institution approach and identifies corresponding actions to implement sustainability in extracurricular learning institutions. This session will look...

Science ♥ society
Catherine OualianDorothée VatinelNathanael Jeune

Participants will imagine concrete ways to implement the research recommendation to develop visitors’ critical thinking skills. For example, research has identified the conditions for a constructive debate, the risks linked to a simple awareness...

Strategy & vision
Marianne BenningAmparo Leyman PinoFrank KupperMenno TummersAnna Schaefers

Enter our space where you cannot see the others around you. Anonymised seating. Eye masks. Music playing in the background. Voices speak up to confess personal professional sins; doubts about their institutions and dubious things we do as a...

Strategy & vision
Matteo MerzagoraMichael John GormanKen ArnoldMatteo MerzagoraAsma SteinhausserCamille Zamant

The session will push forward the topics raised in the February issue of Spokes in the article "...

Research, theory & evaluation
Angelos AlexopoulosHannie GijlersLuigi CerriMichail Giannakos

Science learning ecologies are the contexts that contain a wide variety of experiences, across a range of institutions and places both in—and more increasingly—outside school, allowing youth different and multiple ways to engage with science....

Learning
Antonia CaolaLuisa MassaraniSabrina Vitting-Seerup

Emotions are central components of the learning process and are at the heart of (formal and informal) education and communication. Emotions shape cognition, memory, motivation, interest, engagement, attitudes, and decision-making in relation to...

The whole experimenta team is looking forward to welcoming all participants at the Nocturne in our science centre. Labs, a spectacular Science Dome, a rooftop-observatory, exhibitions: there is so much to explore! Have a glass of wine and enjoy...

Equity & Inclusion
Tapio KoivuMartin AggerbeckTorhild SkåtunKirsi PulkkinenCecilia Ekstrand

Science capital research has established itself worldwide, but to implement the findings of the research it needs to be processed and adapted into each country's social structure and culture context. Several Nordic countries have already...

Science ♥ society
Inka de PijperSophie PerryChristopher WhitbySusana CabralTanja Adnađević

Science and its relationship with society have been crucial in the recognition of climate change and biodiversity loss, and remains so as we now navigate necessary personal and societal transitions. This session explores the role of the science...

Exhibit development
Christina RühlmannDominik EssingJulia EllrichArmin DuffEsther HamstraTomas Nilsson

With this session we want to encourage other science engagement organisations to make a big move - a move outside! Given the pandemic, this seems like a logical step, but there are challenges when planning and constructing outdoor exhibits....

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