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Conference highlights - 8 June

James Beacham keynote at the 2018 Ecsite Conference, Geneva, Switzerland © Ecsite / Natural History Museum of Geneva / Olivier Miche or Philippe Wagneur

#Ecsite2018 Highlights 8 June

Discover yesterday’s slideshow summary,  looking back on the second of three main conference days.

Ecsite members were invited to start the day with a breakfast with the Ecsite Board. 

Particle physicist James Beacham delivered a keynote speech at 10.30. For the rest of the day, participants were able to pick and choose between ten parallel session strands. Topics included school visits, the evaluation of museum apps, escape games, scientists as explainers, art&science, tinkering in the classroom, multi-country science programmes and many more.

The Ecsite Annual General Meeting also took place and saw (among others) the election or re-election of four Trustees (more here).

Participants enjoyed a lively Business Bistro Happy Hour, sampling through specialties brought by the trade fair’s exhibitors before gathering at the Natural History Museum of Geneva for the Nocturne. 


Today's expected highlights: a keynote speech by Giulia and Jill Enders (author and illustrator of Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ), almost 40 parallel sessions and a beautiful Farewell Party at the BFM former pumping station.

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.