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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
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...

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
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,...

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
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...

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 "...

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...

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...

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