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Covid-19: Ecsite members drop-in sessions

Since 17 March, Ecsite has held weekly online drop-in exchange sessions via Zoom for its members. These drop-in sessions have covered a variety of themes and are part of #EcsiteOnline: digital alternatives to keep you connected and collaborative during the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns that followed. They are not meant to be full webinar sessions and are not run as such, but a more conversational and informal opportunity for members to share information and challenges they find. All conversations are 'triggered' by one or two people with knowledge or information in that particular field, before the floor is opened up for discussion.

Members can join with link that was sent via email - if you are an Ecsite member and would like the link re-sending, or if you have an idea for a drop-in session topic, please contact us.

Below you will find a list of past and future sessions and the topics they will cover.


Tuesday, 2 June, 15.00 CEST - 'Online and hybrid science festivals and events' with Leonardo Alfonsi, Psiquadro, Inês Oliveira, Ciência Viva and Wiktor Gajewski, Copernicus Science Centre.


Tuesday, 17 March, 15.00 (CET) - General session

Tuesday, 24 March, 15.00 (CET) - 'Motivating your teams during the pandemic'

Tuesday, 31 March, 15.00 (CEST) - ‘How to communicate to our audiences about the coronavirus’ with Board member Bruno Maquart, Universcience

Tuesday, 7 April, 15.00 (CEST) - ‘The digital role of science engagement organisations’ with Board member Stephane Berghmans, Technopolis

Tuesday, 14 April - no drop-in session this week due to the Easter break

Tuesday, 21 April, 15.00 (CEST) - 'New ways to design and maintain our physical spaces after the pandemic' with Aisling Murray, Science Gallery Dublin and Stephane Berghmans, Technopolis

Tuesday, 28 April, 15.00 (CEST) - 'Creating interactivity online' with Matteo Merzagora, TRACES - ESPGG

Tuesday, 5 May, 15.00 (CEST) - 'The new role of formal education in conjunction with informal and non-formal education' with Maria Xanthoudaki and Jamie Bell

Tuesday, 12 May, 15.00 (CEST) - 'Being relevant to research' with Catarina Ramos, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown and Nathalie Caplet, Bordeaux Recherche Intégrée en Oncologie (BRIO)

Tuesday, 19 May, 15.00 CEST - 'Plans and guidelines for re-opening' with Bärbel Auffermann, Stiftung Neanderthal Museum, Kim Gladstone Herlev, Experimentarium and Bruno Maquart, Universcience

Tuesday, 26 May, 15.00 CEST - 'Re-opening: adapting interactive exhibits and exhibitions' with Raphaël Chanay, Universcience, Michel Junge, phaeno (Wolfsburg, Germany) and Marie Couëdic, Ecsite.

We hope to see you at the next session!


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