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Directors Forum 2021: Reconnect - Reinvent

4 November 2021 - 5 November 2021

Every autumn, the Senior Managers of Ecsite's Full Member institutions meet for a two-day seminar to exchange views, make trends and discuss key developments in science engagement: this is the Directors Forum, a carefully orchestrated mix of strategic talks, peer learning, networking and local highlights.

The Forum will be held on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 November and will be hosted as a physical meeting by La Cité des sciences et de l'industrie, Paris - venue of Universcience in Paris

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Theme: Reconnect - Reinvent

The 18 months which have just passed, paralysing the majority of economic, social and cultural activity, have put us to the test. Confidence in science and in science engagement activities have also faced challenging times.

What does human life become if it is deprived of person-to-person connections, face-to-face dialogue, laughter and emotion? We are delighted to invite you to meet for the 2021 Directors Forum, face-to-face in Paris, to chat live, discuss in person and reconnect with others!

Most of our institutions have not stopped our activities; during this time we have learned to work remotely, we have turned digital for our audiences, and we have continued to prepare projects for upcoming seasons. The DF21 is an opportunity to take a look at the place of our institutions, that of science during the pandemic and to project ourselves into the future, reinventing ourselves. Take part in discussions: what are the lessons learned? How should the field move forward?

Help generate new ideas on how to best continue serving our audiences in this “post-crisis” world.

Discover the programme: 2012 Directors Forum Programme

Hotels, transportation and other practical information


A special price for participants and accompanying persons at The ReMIX Hotel has been negotiated:
Single room: € 120/night (accommodation and breakfast) + Tourist tax: € 2,88 per person per night
The same rate applies for the nights before and/or after the event.
The hotel is located a 5-minute walk from the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie, and a 25-minute drive from the city centre.

The ReMIX Hotel
28 ter, avenue Corentin Cariou
75019 Paris

Please book your rooms by phone before 15/10/2021 using the following reference: Le Forum des Directeurs d’ECSITE 2021 / Directors Forum ECSITE 2021
Contact : +33 1 44 72 15 01 - Prepayment on booking

Covid-19 safety measures

In order to offer you a safe and healthy environment, all those over the age of 18 must present proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test of less than 72 hours (PCR or antigen) with a valid QR code in order to access the museum. For further information visit: EU Digital COVID Certificate and Covid-19 advice for foreign nationals in France. Health passes (QR codes) will be controlled at the registration desk - this does not give access to personal medical data.

If you have any further questions do not hesitate to contact us at info@ecsite.eu.


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The city of Paris boasts two prestigious centres promoting science and technology, the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and the Palais de la Découverte. From January 1st, 2010, they have joined forces to create a new institution: Universcience placed under the joint responsibility of the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Ministry for Culture. With almost 3.5 million visitors each year (3 million at the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie and 550 000 at the Palais de la découverte), Universcience is the fourth most popular cultural establishment in Paris after the Louvre, Versailles and the Georges-Pompidou Centre.