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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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Research, theory & evaluation

In this interactive poster session, we will show several good practice examples of how teaching laboratories can be setup and run in a science centre environment. We will focus on budget issues, staff requirements, choice of topics for workshops...

Panel
Networking & Partnerships

When looking into the future, there is always the temptation of asking the more experienced for insights and advice. This session, however, will try to convey the boldness and daring of the younger ones, collecting their ideas, foresights and...

Keynote
Networking & Partnerships

The opening event of the Ecsite Annual Conference 2010.

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Education

The session will present cases from science centres/museums dealing with the topic of occupational safety, a topic strictly linked with science and technology. DASA pursues the aim of incorporating the concept of occupational safety and health...

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Exhibit development

In general: What is the difference between the popularization of human sciences and hard science? How do you show human science in an interactive way? What are the subjects in human sciences which are unexplored by exhibit designers?In detail:...

Workshop
Science in Society

As we celebrate the theory of natural selection, are we actually encouraging unnatural selection by promoting the constant protection of biodiversity at all costs? Nature-related topics such as climate change, biodiversity, health, sustainable...

Panel
Exhibit development

We will confront ideas and practices about the topic of risk and danger and the challenge of engaging people – especially youngsters – and foster the safety culture. Through three case studies, we will discuss how to be effective in...

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Exhibit development

There are as many exhibition development processes as exhibitions out there. Meanwhile, projects are getting more and more complicated, requiring a variety of input from content experts to technical experts. This session looks at the approach of...

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Science & Arts

Art and neuroscience share associative aspects of perception, which can transfer into new experiences for the general public. When art meets neuroscience, a stimulating breeding ground is created, which involves more than a work of art simply...

Keynote
Science ♥ society
Ortwin Renn

Ortwin Renn, Professor and Chair of Environmental Sociology and Technology Assessment at Stuttgart University, gave a speech entitled "Why do people fear what they fear? The psychology of risk".

Risk perceptions have a reality of their own...

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Science in Society

We’re in the century of networks: energy networks, communication networks, information networks… and networks of museums and science centres! How do we ensure these are truly mature networks, rather than isolated, unconnected nodes?...

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Networking & Partnerships

Science centres and museums are increasingly active in lobbying on a European and international level. Work done with the Commission through European projects, Ecsite’s Parliament Event in February 2009, the presence of Ecsite and the World Ocean...

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