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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

Equity & Inclusion
Pedro RussoMaria VicenteLaura ConnerStephen POMPEA

Humanity faces many complex and dynamic problems, from global climate change to systemic racism and widening economic inequality. These challenges urgently cry for a culture of plural visions, diversity and shared goals. Museums, science centres...

Learning
Maria ZоlоtоnоsаMaria VicenteCristina OlivottoShaun UssherBrendan OwensTorben Roug Eszter SalamonMaya Halevy‫Chagit TishlerTamar FuhrmannPam de SterkePavlos KoulourisClaudia AguirreMalvina ArtheauDidier LavalAlexandra Okada

The Open Schooling Together group - a partnership of eight European projects on Open Schooling - is inviting you to rethink learning boundaries and discover how schools and students can be supported to become agents of community well-being...

Learning
Michael RenvillardCasper Aarlit JensenRoberta Sandri

This workshop has a capacity of 30 participants.

Children learn best through play; it’s an essential part of child development.

Children already know that play is their superpower, and it is the LEGO Foundation’s goal to convince...

Exhibit development
Thierry BrassacMargot COICMichael BradkeAnna Gunnarsson

During the pandemic, science centres adopted a special role in children's daily lives. They proposed a platform to play with science at home but were also responsible for an important relay of information in a time of disinformation. Now that we...

Strategy & vision
Christina RühlmannChristof BörnerMeie van LaarKim Ludwig-PetschCecilia EkstrandAlexandra Lang

In this session we will discuss the value of mobile devices for the exhibition context. We believe that “Bring your own device” is far from obsolete! The fear of infection through loan devices has risen sharply; fortunately, visitors have their...

Science ♥ society
Dorothée VatinelAntonio Gomes da CostaNathanael Jeune

Misinformation, mistrust in science and pseudoscience are among the most difficult and pressing challenges for science communicators. Indeed the role of research, of scientific knowledge and of logical reasoning is far from making part of...

Equity & Inclusion
Vanessa MignanDavid JonesAntonia CaolaAlberta GiovanniniSilvio WeySanne den AdelHeidrun Schulze

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´...

Science ♥ society
Marta IglewskaSzymon FilipowiczMarilena PaceDes Zerafa CiniPatrik Claes

How do we talk to our audiences about climate change? The world of science has used many different techniques for this purpose: lectures, workshops, publications, exhibitions ... Understanding the mechanisms of this phenomenon is necessary to...

Science ♥ society
Erik StenglerSadie BowmanRichard Coates

Science is full of stories and telling them well is an art form! In this interactive, playful workshop, participants will approach abstract science concepts through a series of theatre games and exercises to distil these concepts into immediate,...

The Gala Dinner is an opportunity for all Conference participants to be together at once; a chance to dress up, sit back and be dazzled by the wonderful array of sights and sounds that our 2022 Hosts have created for you. This year's Gala Dinner...

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...

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