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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
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...

Erik TorstenssonJon HaavieJørn HafverBianca VioletBrenda Shivanandan

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is used in more and more applications and is affecting our reality in new and challenging ways. Science centres have a unique opportunity and obligation to educate and engage the general public in this. In this...

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....

Exhibit development
Agnes RuizManon DelauryJoy LatourAgnes RuizOlivier RetoutAlex SusannaPauline RobertPeter Elsaesser

Due to the workshop format this session has a capacity limited to 30 participants.

How does the world of travelling exhibitions pull through during global crises (Covid-19, the war in Ukraine, climate change)? Stakeholders of the touring...

Science ♥ society
Christian SichauMarkus WeißkopfMichael John Gorman

The climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic and the debate surrounding genetic engineering are just three current fields where scientific knowledge carries far-reaching political consequences, causing a predicament for scientists about their...

Science ♥ society
Ronen MirJoseph RocheRooske FranseVera GouveiaSanne van Gammeren

One of the main characteristics of open science communities such as open schooling or citizen science projects is the collaboration with multiple stakeholders. Co-creation within such a community can be very rewarding and valuable. However,...

Exhibit development
Lizzy BakkerStefan FahrngruberWouter van der ZouweMaarten Taborsky

Climate change is a defining challenge of our time and it is happening more quickly than we feared. Limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030, reaching net-zero by 2050. This sounds like a race we cannot win. But we are far from...

Equity & Inclusion
Amparo Leyman PinoInes MontalvaoSilvio WeyAnna Schaefers

Multilingual exhibits, diversification of staff, community partnerships, participatory programmes, among other best practises, are evidence that a science centre or museum is on the right path to becoming diverse and inclusive. However, what is...

The Farewell Party is the Conference’s most informal social event: chat, share a drink with other participants and dance the night away to say goodbye to friends, colleagues and our wonderful Conference Host!

Equity & Inclusion
Barbara StreicherAutumn BrownLewis HouMavis Ramazani

Researchers from two projects focusing on the needs, interests, and wellbeing of migrants and refugees share their work alongside participants from each project. Tech Scéal, an Irish initiative, explores issues of algorithmic justice with...

Strategy & vision
Sharon AmentCamilla ThamLauren HyamsBrad IrwinAlexandra Burch

In 2020, the Natural History Museum set out on a bold new mission: to create advocates for the planet. Join us on a deep dive into how the Museum has begun to realise its new vision, including case studies from across the institution, with honest...

Exhibit development
Lizzy MoriartyPilvi KolkSarah AlexanderDon LessemEveline KuchmakAgnes RuizLaura KuhnCaroline BreunesseMichael SchoepplKaterina ChabovaPaolo RussoGillian GruenCedric MoulartRaphaël BonettoFemke BijlsmaOlivier RetoutDacha Atienza

A preview of current and upcoming touring science exhibitions across Europe and the world. This fast-paced session will give you a glimpse of a large range of exhibitions on offer, leaving it up to you to make contacts and find out more.