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Directors Forum 2022

17 November 2022 - 18 November 2022
Nemo Science Museum

Ecsite & NEMO Science Museum welcome Directors and senior managers from Ecsite member organisations to join the Directors Forum in Amsterdam 17-18 November

The Ecsite Directors Forum is the ideal opportunity to build relationships and network with your peers from across Europe. This 2 day forum offers a confidential platform to share expertise, debate and exchange knowledge with one another. Tours are included in the programme as well as the option to stay on until 19 November for additional visits.

1. About

What important external trends are impacting work in the science engagement community?

Science centres, museums and other science engagement institutions and professionals want and should have an impact on the society of today and tomorrow. Our roles to engage our audiences and citizens also change with external trends and the needs of society. Our institutions should also serve as role models in responding to current societal and environmental challenges.

What are the current external trends, and how are we responding to them? Are we addressing them? If not, why not? Can we afford not to?

These issues will be explored through two days of keynotes, seminars, discussions, peer learning, networking and site visits.

2. Programme

17 November
11.00-12.30 Opening & keynote speech
13.30-14.00 Optional: NEMO visit or Ecsite EU project presentation
14.00-15.30 Taking a stand: science engagement institutions and climate crisis

Information session: Ecsite Status revision

16.30-20.30 Dutch Heritage Museum visit including Q&A with the Director and dinner
20.30-21.30 Boat tour through Amsterdam
18 November
8.30-10.30 Interactive seminar on Future Literacy
10.30-11.30 Tour of the Energy Junkies exhibition

Working session on the International Directors Forum 2023

12.30-13.15 Close - Afterwards there will be a lunch available
19 November Optional site visits to Naturalis, Leiden and Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Leiden

Details of keynotes and the full programme to follow.

3. Additional information

HOTELS - We recommend staying the Movenpick but the Nemo team also recommend the following hotels. Book in good time as Amsterdam can get very booked up.

OFFSET YOUR EMISSIONS - Flying to the event? Consider donating to climate protection projects to offset your CO₂ emissions

COVID - Ecsite follows the Covid restrictions of the country in which an event is held. Keep up to date with the current Dutch regulations here

QUESTIONS - For any questions, please contact Ecsite's Event Manager Wiktor

PHOTOS - Take a look at photos from previous Directors Forums via this link to get an idea of what to expect.



Registration is open and closes on 3 November 2022.



NEMO Science Museum

NEMO is the largest science centre in the Netherlands. With five floors full of exciting things to do and discover, it is the perfect place for anyone with an inquiring mind. Everything in NEMO is connected to science and technology. Exhibitions, theatre performances, films, workshops and demonstrations. You will smell, hear, feel and see how the world works.