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#Ecsite2019 kicks off in Copenhagen

The 30th edition of the Ecsite Conference is officially starting today in Copenhagen, Denmark. It will bring together 1,100+ science engagement professionals from over 45 countries. Registration is still possible on site.  

If you're currently making your way to the conference, here is some practical information to help you plan your stay.

The Ecsite Conference is open to all professionals who engage audiences with science and technology, whether working in science centres, museums, research bodies, festivals, universities or companies, etc. It is hosted by and at the Experimentarium science centre, exceptionally closed to the public on 6-8 June in order to offer international science engagement peers an inspiring setting and professional playground.

The programme offers a diverse mix of more than 140 sessions delivered by over 400 speakers, ranging from science communication in the post-truth era to exhibition narratives. Other covered topics include climate change communication, inclusion and equity, touring exhibitions or virtual reality. The conference theme is “Pushing boundaries”, inviting the science engagement community to build on three decades of science communication and look ahead, pushing the boundaries of our field and practices.

Together with its Conference, the Ecsite network itself is celebrating 30 years of existence. The 2019 Ecsite Conference is one of the highlights of our #Ecsite30 anniversary season, that started in autumn 2018 and will span several months. The Conference programme is peppered with anniversary specials...

High profile guest speakers will be:

  • Keynote speaker Margaret Wertheim, science writer, artist and curator, speaking on Friday 7 June at 10.30 local time. Can’t be in Copenhagen? Tune into @Ecsite on Twitter and watch the speech live.

  • Keynote speaker Audrey Dussutour, slime mould specialist, speaking on Saturday 8 June at 10.30 local time. Can’t be in Copenhagen? Tune into @Ecsite on Twitter and watch the speech live.

More than 60 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest products and services at the buzzing Business Bistro and participants will be able to get hands-on in two workshop spaces, the MakerSpace and the GameLab.

Not to forget the many networking opportunities like the Gala Dinner & Show held at the Wallmans circus (Thursday 6 June); the Nocturne, an evening of science entertainment at Experimentarium (Friday 7 June); and the Farewell Party, at Docken (Saturday 8 June).

Today is the first of two days of in-depth pre-conference workshops, with six parallel sessions. Participants will be discussing space science communication; how to address misinformation; how to measure learning; and how to make the most out of EU funding opportunities. They'll be prototyping games and putting experience design in practice.

Follow the #Ecsite2019 feed on Twitter and Instagram, connect on Facebook, browse through pictures on Flickr…  and stay tuned for today’s video summary released tomorrow morning.



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