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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

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...

Research, theory & evaluation
Inga SpechtSiëlle GramserAnne Land

When developing an exhibition or activity, we want the best possible visitor experience and learning outcomes - but how do we know we've achieved this? Personal meaning mapping, multiple choice tests, follow-up interviews, pre- and post-...

Equity & Inclusion
Barbara StreicherAmparo Leyman PinoShaaron LevermentSanne den AdelVanessa MignanAntonia CaolaAlexia SonnoisCristina Veiga-PiresDavid JonesColleen M. SchmitzMeie van LaarKathrin KöstersSilvio Wey

This one-day workshop is targeted at colleagues who are interested in advocating and implementing strategies to become a diverse and inclusive science engagement organisation, but do not know where to start or how to put their current projects in...

Science ♥ society
Maria MenendezAna NoronhaTobias WolffCatherine FrancheChristophe ChaffardonTobias WolffTina IbsenAudrey KorczynskaGuillaume TrapDaniel ScukaBarbara BudassiAna NoronhaRobert MeisnerAnna Arnadottir

This workshop is organised by the European Space Agency – ESA – and the Ecsite Space Group, the Ecsite thematic group that aims to improve and extend...

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
Ana NoronhaMarc MoutinMaria Menendez

In a time when science engagement organisations and professionals are increasingly called upon to foster more sustainable futures, what role can Space play? We are inviting all interested parties to come and explore this theme during a two-day...

Peter BishopVesa LepistöGabriele ZipfRosalina Babourkova

Futures thinking - also known as foresight - is emerging as a novel approach to navigate complexity in decision-making and to enable the co-creation of innovative solutions and futures of societies. But how can futures thinking and foresight...

Stacey FreemanLeonardo SvarcPaolo DegiovanniSandra RodegherStacey FreemanElizabeth Bagley

This one-day prototyping workshop is for anyone with a desire to engage with the concept of futures thinking related to sustainability and engineering. Science communicators and educators from around the globe will share examples of...


All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Strategy & vision
Rae OstmanElizabeth BagleyRae OstmanChris DunfordFriso Visser

The ultimate goal of involving our communities in shaping the kind of future we want to live in is highly sought-after. Using the UN sustainable development goals as a framework, this highly interactive workshop focuses on creating and...

Science ♥ society

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Roy SchedlerIlona Iłowiecka-TańskaElizabeth McGregor JacobidesMaartje RaijmakersElizabeth McGregor JacobidesPeter WardripClaire PillsburyIan RussellHarry WhiteCristina Riesen

What makes play meaningful? What makes an exhibit playful? Play has always been an integral feature within science centres. While traditional museums strive to convert their collections into creative learning environments, interactive exhibits...