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Conference highlights - 6 June

2018 Ecsite Conference, 6 June

#Ecsite2018 Highlights 6 June

Discover yesterday’s slideshow summary, looking back on the second of two days of in-depth pre-conference workshops.

Enroled in one of six parallel full-day workshops, attendees discussed how to deal with instances in which faith and facts collide; got a practical introduction to experience design; mapped a way forward for social inclusion in their organisations; found the key to successful science games; went on a space-related excursion; or dusted up their evaluation fundamentals.

At the end of the day, speakers and convenors were invited to attend the Speakers Reception at CERN's Globe of Innovation. They received a warm welcome from Charlotte Warakaulle, Director of International Relations at CERN; Jacques Ayer, Director of the Natural History Museum of Geneva; Denis Hochstrasser, Vice Rector of the University of Geneva; and Herbert Münder, President of Ecsite and General Manager of Universum Bremen. They also had a chance to follow tours around CERN's exhibition spaces. Further tours are planned in the coming days - more here.


Today is the first day of the three main conference days. Expected highlights: the Opening ceremony whose speakers include Sami Kanaan, Mayor of the City of Geneva; the announcement of the 2018 Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards winners; the opening of the Business Bistro; 30+ parallel sessions; and an unusual Gala Dinner fondue at Les Vernets ice rink.

Follow the #Ecsite2018 feed on Twitter, connect on Facebook, browse through pictures on Flickr… and stay tuned for today’s slideshow summary released tomorrow morning.


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2018 Ecsite Conference

A record-breaking 1,182 professionals from 58 countries gathered in Geneva, Switzerland for the 29th edition of the Ecsite Conference. It was hosted by the Natural History Museum of Geneva in partnership with CERN, University of Geneva Scienscope, and Campus Biotech.