fbpx International Directors Forum 2023 | Ecsite

International Directors Forum 2023

14 November 2023 - 17 November 2023
IDF2023 Logo

About

Co-organised by Ecsite and its sister science engagement networks: ASPAC, ASTC, NAMES, RedPOP and SAASTEC, and hosted by Ecsite member Heureka, the 2023 International Directors Forum (IDF) aims to be a catalyst for change and to put the importance of science engagement organisations at the forefront of discussions around the world.

The IDF2023 is a unique opportunity to network and build relationships in a small group of 200 participants. Senior leaders from all six regional networks will share their expertise and debate the field's response to contemporary challenges such as the climate and biodiversity crisis; misinformation; and critical thinking.

"We are very proud to host this first-of-a-kind International Directors Forum at Heureka which will stimulate discussion and the sharing of knowledge between senior leaders, with a balance between practical and strategic topics", said Mikko Myllykoski, CEO of Heureka.

Programme of Events

More details of the programme of events will be made available in due course.

Date What's on
14 November Regional meetings
15-16 November High quality, high profile presentations, interviews, conversations, seminars, discussions, peer learning and site visits.
17 November Local tours and cultural experiences

Host

Heureka - The Finnish Science Centre

Heureka is a unique high-level cultural and educational institution that is among Finland’s most popular leisure time destinations. Its mission is twofold: on the one hand the Science Centre operates in the leisure time market, and on the other hand it performs important educational and public service tasks.

Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre opened to the public on April 28, 1989. Heureka attracts on the average 280 000 visitors a year. Apart from the main exhibition Heureka usually displays two temporary exhibitions. Total exhibition space indoors amounts to 3500 m2.