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#Ecsite2019: free day passes for fresh ideas

Artist Sergey Kischenko was one of the 2016 beneficiaries from the "fresh ideas" scheme (c) Sergey Kischenko & RESANITA

Ecsite is offering 20 free one-day passes for its upcoming Conference to speakers bringing new ideas or perspectives.

Participants of the Ecsite Conference love new perspectives, fresh ideas and different horizons. In event feedback received over the past few years, attendees have been consistently asking to hear more speakers from outside of the science centre and museum field.

To help attract new faces to the pre-conference and main conference, for the fourth year running Ecsite is offering 20 free one-day passes to speakers who can convince the Annual Conference Programme Committee (ACPC) that they will contribute novel topics, angles or session formats.

This could be your chance to finally bring in the mind-opening speaker you had always wanted to see at the conference - or attend it for free if you're one of the brilliant minds, critical friends or super-talented experts we had been missing.

Step one for all: form or join a team and develop a great session proposal together. You'll find everything you need to know about this as well as a special conference forum on the dedicated call for proposals web page.


Once you have joined a session proposal team, fill in this short application form. Besides your contacts details, we only ask a short statement (max. 300 words) explaining how you heard of this opportunity, why you would love to speak at the 2019 Ecsite Conference and how the ideas / perspectives / session formats you want to share would inspire science communication professionals

There are two rounds of applications:

  • Round 1: together with the call for proposals, by 18 October 2018. Early applications are encouraged: you have more chances in this round.
  • Round 2: as accepted sessions are being fine-tuned, by 24 January 2019.


The ACPC will be rating the received applications on the following criteria:

  • Novelty of the suggested topic / angle / session format
  • Overall balance of professional horizons, geographic origins, themes and genders


The free one-day registration includes:

  • Access to your pre-conference session (4-5 June 2019) or all sessions on one of the main conference's three days (6-8 June 2019)
  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • On Thursday 6 June, access to the Gala Ball and on Friday 7 June, access to the Nocturne (unfortunately not to the Farewell Party on Saturday 8 June as it needs to be booked as a separate event by all participants)

Questions? Contact Raquel at the Ecsite Office


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