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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

María MenéndezMarc MoutinAna NoronhaJose Antonio Gordillo Martorell

All detailed information about this workshop can be found here.

Strategy & vision
Robert FirmhoferBarbara Streicher

National networks and Ecsite are powerful instruments to develop science engagement. We share common challenges, and our collective effectiveness could be reinforced through a regular collaboration. Yet we seldom have the chance to share, analyse...

Research, theory & evaluation

All detailed information on this workshop can be found here.

Explainers & visitor services
Kate KnealeIsabelle Chabanon-PougetMatthieu VernetJohn SearMalvina ArtheauDaniela De Angeli

One day to trigger participants’ creativity, imagine one or several science-related game(s) and bring them to life through prototyping. Prototypes will then be beta-tested during the main conference, hosted in the...


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Equity & Inclusion
Andrea Troncoso QuilaqueoIgnasi López VerdeguerCarlos Catalao AlvesSheena LaursenSteve MillerAntonina KhodzhaevaMaria SchrammelViola PinziEva Zua ZuaMargit Hofer

This workshop provides a comprehensive training on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), the ongoing process of aligning research and innovation with societal needs and expectations and one of the most important science policy trends in EU...

Ryan JenkinsSara CalcagniniSarah FunkVanessa MignanJon HaavieLydia BeallSamar D. Kirresh

As part of this this unique pre-conference workshop, we'll first all participate in a large collaborative chain reaction event called "Ecsite for all", organised with the Graz inhabitants on Tuesday 7...

Equity & Inclusion
Nathalie CapletCécile MarsanDon UndeenBaerbel AuffermannAnna OmedesJose Antonio Gordillo MartorellLauren SouterRobert WestNathalie PuzenatIan BrunswickJessica Bradford

How widely do science centres and museums open their doors? Do we always maximise opportunities to connect with our local communities (general public and professionals)? These collaborations can widen our audiences but also enrich the expertise...

Jörg EhtreiberSarai LenzbergerBernadette DecristoforoChristiane TheniusPatrizia TomasichMarta BiarnesErdoğan KahyaoğluPatricia Barciela Durán

This special pre-conference workshop, open to all, is run by the Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums. Hands-on! and Ecsite are partnering up for the first time in 2016.

Join us for a practical one-day workshop which...

Exhibit development
Henrik SellIlse van ZeelandAnnette ScheersoiBryan CarrollAnne-Caroline Prévot

Museums and science centers often put on exhibitions about nature or environmental topics, aiming to equip visitors with a deeper understanding for the importance of conservation and the need for sustainability. Attracting visitors in man-made...

Brad IrwinKevin CrowleyMaria XanthoudakiRyan JenkinsAntonio Gomes da CostaHeather KingPaola RodariBeth StoneLAURENT CHICOINEAU

Facilitation within museums and science centres is changing! New forms of facilitation are emerging from tinkering to digital interaction. The way we think about training and professional development is fundamentally shifting. In our two-day pre...