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2019 Ecsite Conference

Pushing boundaries
Copenhagen, Denmark 6 June 2019 - 8 June 2019
#Ecsite2019

Browse through three days of conference sessions, two days of pre-conference workshops and a busy networking and social events programme. Login or register to put together your personal programme!

08:00 - 09:30

09:45 - 11:00

Opening
Plenary
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#dc1f2a
Kim Gladstone HerlevHerbert MuenderCatherine FrancheSharon Ament

Welcome to the conference's official start.

Expect speeches by officials, host and Ecsite representatives. And... the winners of the 2019 Mariano Gago Ecsite Awards will be revealed!

11:00 - 12:00

Business Bistro Opening

Enjoy this first coffee break with the Ecsite Conference sponsors and exhibitors.

12:00 - 13:15

Panel
#largestage - Large Stage
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Antonio Gomes da CostaSara YeoBrooke SmithJohn Cook

This session will report on the outcomes of a two-day pre-conference workshop exploring the role of science communication professionals in an age of misinformation and a time when...

world café
#smallstage - Small Stage
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Exhibit development
Harry WhiteSarah de LauneyDeepak MehtaSarah de LauneyAnna SkrzypekMaja WasylukHarry WhiteGabriele Zipf

How can exhibitions of potential futures avoid the pitfalls of prediction? This session will start with six 5-minute case study presentations in which exhibit developers will describe their own futureproofing processes.

Methods include:...

Travelling exhibitions
#movie1 - MovieHouse Screen 1
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Exhibit development
Audrey O'ConnellMichał BuławaTim PethickManuel RocaHeidi RosenströmKathrin UnterleitnerTérésa RibeyronHélène WangAgnes RuizLone IsaksenRachel SturgisDimitris KontopoulosMaarten OkkersenFelicity SylvesterCere DavisAshley Larose

A preview of current and upcoming touring science exhibitions across Europe and the world. This fast-paced session will give you a glimpse of a large range of exhibitions on offer, leaving it up to you to make contacts and find out more.

...

Panel
#movie2 - MovieHouse Screen 2
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Exhibit development
Malthe Kouassi BjerregaardFloriane PerotMarius KwintLouise Whiteley

Exhibitions are a slow medium and imply authority, so how can we present knowledge that is still evolving? Science centres and museums have tended to exhibit settled science; histories of great men and great discoveries, or textbook facts brought...

PechaKucha
#movie3 - MovieHouse Screen 3
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Collections
Amito HaarhuisMaria João FonsecaAnnelore ScholtenRaphael ChanayKen ArnoldTorkil AdsersenKate FordeGeoffrey Belknap

In this session, presenters from many different science museums all over Europe share how they use storytelling to create more context for their heritage collections, and make them come alive. What museological strategies do they use to make...

Panel
#movie4 - MovieHouse Screen 4
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Strategy & vision
Ilona Iłowiecka-TańskaRoy SchedlerLisa BrahmsWenche FivelsdalAleksandra Wójcik-Głodowska

Many museums throughout the world have developed learning research centres not only to advance the mission of the institution but also to support their business model. These centres serve multiple purposes: they uniquely impact the programming...

Reverse
#lab4 - Lab 4 + 5
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Strategy & vision
Manuel CiraFrancisco Franco del AmoAnne-Marie BruyasWalter StavelozPeter de HaanCarole PalecoRosalia VargasHenrik Helsgaun

In 2009 we were in Copenhagen for COP15, representing science centres and museums in the fight against climate change. Ten years later, we find ourselves back in the same city. And this time, it’s for crisis talks. The IPCC’s latest report was...

Workshop
#lab7 - Lab 7
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Learning
Marianne BenningMeie van LaarBronwyn BevanKevin CrowleyKaren Knutson

How to connect formal and informal education at a regional or local level? Schools, after-school care institutions, science centres, museums, zoos, libraries, nature organisations, farms, companies... A well-functioning learning ecosystem creates...

Reflection session
#theater - The Interactive Theater
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Equity & Inclusion
Kenneth SkeldonNiek D'HondtLizzy BakkerSaskia Noordhuis

Science engagement is often so full-on. Whether it’s the physical spaces or the active formats we use, our world is packed with vibrancy, information and interactivity. But have we gone too far? Have we left behind balanced experiences? Do we...

Workshop
#EcsiteMakers - The Idea Company - MakerSpace
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Ryan JenkinsRannei Solbak Simonsen

In this hands-on workshop for beginners, we’ll take a deep dive into the world of LED fashion. We will make and construct using electronics and simple everyday materials as we hack our conference badges and create personalised wearables to show...

Workshop
#GameLab - The Puzzler / GameLab
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Thierry BrassacPieter LootsAnna GunnarssonMalvina Artheau

150 years after Dmitri Mendeleiev’s stunning achievement, 2019 was declared International Year of the Periodic Table by UNESCO. This workshop will explore the mysteries of elements and the stories behind the famous iconic and terrifying poster....

13:15 - 14:30

Lunch break

14:15 - 16:15

Guided tour
Entrance of Experimentarium
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#f9d7db

The local Hellerup School just around the corner from Experimentarium stands out: no fence separating the school from the street, no office to greet visitors. Instead, small shoes litter the floor and children of all ages sprawl on couches doing...

14:30 - 15:45

Panel
#largestage - Large Stage
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Learning
Meredith DobyPeter BishopKristin AlfordMeredith DobyMikko Myllykoski

Thinking about the future is fundamentally important for people of all ages. How can we as science engagement organisations provide a platform for this thinking? Three museum practitioners and a professional Futurist share their future thinking...

Workshop
#smallstage - Small Stage
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Research, theory & evaluation
Bernadette SchrandtPoul KattlerPoul KattlerBernadette SchrandtIain ColemanJose Augusto OcampoCatherine Murphy

It can be expensive and time-consuming to evaluate your exhibitions. Can we push boundaries for evaluation? Is it possible to perform a quick scan and still obtain valuable insights? How much knowledge can we gain by evaluating more easily? How...

Travelling exhibitions
#movie1 - MovieHouse Screen 1
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Exhibit development
Audrey O'ConnellJulie LeclairYiotis IoannidisMichael BradkeCynthia DoumbiaAGAPIOS GRIGORIADISThomas HofbergerJay BrownPhilipp HorstCorrado CanoniciAlanna DavidsonIlse WachtelaerJennifer ChowNoa HaimAsli SamadovaHeidi Pinchal

A preview of current and upcoming touring science exhibitions across Europe and the world. This fast-paced session will give you a glimpse of a large range of exhibitions on offer, leaving it up to you to make contacts and find out more.

...

Panel
#movie2 - MovieHouse Screen 2
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Laura SmillieÂngela Guimaraes PereiraMalgorzata KossowskaPaula Pérez SobrinoLaura Smillie

To "make the world a better place" we need to understand how political decisions are taken, not just by politicians or civil servants but also by voters. So how do they do this?

This was the question we asked ourselves as the European...

Reverse
#movie3 - MovieHouse Screen 3
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Exhibit development
John DowneySarah de LauneyDaniela De AngeliAnne Land

Before stepping into a cultural establishment, most visitors have already decided what they should find there and what kind of experience they will have.

In museums with protected collections, visitors expect authentic “real” objects and...

Reverse
#movie4 - MovieHouse Screen 4
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Back to basics
Business & fundraising
Joanna KalinowskaTuomas OlkkuMaria João FonsecaHelen Jones

The session explores different models for financing our institutions and tackling the biggest challenges we face in the search for a diversified and balanced model. The idea is very simple: each speaker will say a few words about their...

Workshop
#lab4 - Lab 4 + 5
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Exhibit development
Rui QuintaAnna SchaefersInes PRIETOClayton CutajarClaudia AguirreMariana Cardoso

Museums are condensed reality. The fact that reality loses its context when displayed in a museum is compensated by the possibility of creating new narratives with pieces of reality that are normally distant or disconnected in the real world....

Workshop
#lab7 - Lab 7
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Learning
Ida Marie BøeJennifer DeWittAnna SandvenMeie van LaarCybèle Robichaud

This session will address the thorny question of how to juggle the multiple demands placed on tinkering spaces. For instance, how can we create rewarding experiences for visitors but also high-performance, durable and easy-to-operate spaces? How...

Workshop
#EcsiteMakers - The Idea Company - MakerSpace
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Daniel RosqvistOlle BjerkåsSamar D. KirreshInka de PijperYihsuan Lin

In this conversation corner session, we’ll focus on the grand challenge facing us in making our way of life compliant with the limitations of our planet. In this crucial and exciting endeavour, how can we as educators, tinkerers and makers make a...

Open play
#GameLab - The Puzzler / GameLab
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Thierry BrassacAnna GunnarssonMalvina ArtheauPieter Loots

Following the “Having fun with the periodic table of the elements” session, take the time to play a new board game connecting sustainability issues with the periodic table, try to fill up the...

Workshop
#miniverse - The Miniverse
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Exhibit development
Sheena LaursenRyan JenkinsSofie ScheldeLeigh-Anne Stradeski

How can we design activities for our visitors to play with in ways that encourage science awareness? Thinking about our visitors, what they might be interested in and how that interest can be fed is crucial to the development of such activities...

15:00 - 16:30

Guided tour
Zoological Museum
#f9d7db

Experience the atmospheric Zoological Museum on a guided tour. The tour will take you to a range of the Museum’s highlights, including Denmark's only real giant dinosaur, “Misty”, and the famous Whale Cellar, which is usually closed to the public...

15:45 - 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 - 17:45

Parody religious service
#largestage - Large Stage
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Learning
Sharon AmentMarjolein van BreemenKevin CrowleyBronwyn BevanAlex VerkadeCristin Dorgelo

“Free your mind and the rest will follow” is the theme of this year’s Science Assembly. Inspired by religious revival meetings, we will offer you songs, laughter, inspiration, and meaning. As a theme we will focus on STEM learning ecosystems....

Collective brainstorm
#smallstage - Small Stage
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Learning
Jurij KrpanCamilla Rossi-LinnemannSamuela CaliariLouise WhiteleyInes MontalvaoSamar D. KirreshMichael BradkeMARINA LEONARDAna NoronhaSheldon PaquinDimitris KontopoulosCían Walsh

Many of us host or develop art exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies and the like. What are the pros and cons of these alliances? Who benefits from them? Should we go further and open up more to such collaborations and if so, how can we do...

Panel
#movie1 - MovieHouse Screen 1
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Back to basics
Learning
Mikko MyllykoskiNils Petter HauanSami PihkalaSheena Laursen

Social learning – what people learn from each other and about each other – is a fascinating and little-known area of free-choice learning in science engagement. It is a visitor-driven process and does not necessarily follow our institutional...

Panel
#movie2 - MovieHouse Screen 2
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Edgy
Strategy & vision
Laura SmillieJochen HungerHolly HastedHedinn Gunhildrud

When it comes to busting myths and tackling tricky issues, science communicators are armed to the teeth with the necessary tools to inform and educate. Or are they? If science is so great, why do so many pseudoscientists succeed in selling their...

Reverse
#movie3 - MovieHouse Screen 3
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Ove CaspersenAnke LükewilleKatrien SmetNúria Castell

Air pollution causes hundreds of thousands of premature deaths every year in Europe and is understandably high on the list of environmental issues that concern the public. Low-cost devices measuring air pollutants are rapidly evolving and have...

Workshop
#movie4 - MovieHouse Screen 4
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Strategy & vision
Raphael ChanayJulie BeckerMarie HobsonPaolo Degiovanni

Signals sent by our field’s leaders are clear: yes, we want to do our share and contribute to tackling global issues such as climate change. Quicker said than done: on the ground, many practitioners struggle and wonder why they have never seen a...

Workshop
#lab4 - Lab 4 + 5
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Research, theory & evaluation
Bernadette SchrandtPoul KattlerBernadette SchrandtPoul KattlerIain ColemanJose Augusto OcampoCatherine Murphy

It can be expensive and take a lot of time to evaluate your exhibitions. Can we push boundaries for evaluation? Are there options to perform a quick scan and still get valuable insights? How much knowledge can we gain by evaluating more easily?...

Panel
#lab7 - Lab 7
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Ana NoronhaManuel Cira

Bringing Space “down to Earth” – the use of Space technologies and Earth Observation data for new purposes and applications for everyday life on Earth – is the priority of the Space sector. Whether via consultations, debates, or contributions to...

Speed dating
#helix - Helix Staircase (2nd floor)
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Learning
Liesbeth de BakkerNancy LongneckerMairead HurleyNele Van der ElstThomas B BergDerek FishCarina Bammesberger

Meet at Experimentarium’s iconic helix staircase for an unusual best practice sharing session on the topic of student internships. Moving up and down the stairs, participants from the museum, science centre and academic world will engage in brief...

Fishbowl + posters
#roofindoor - Rooftop Indoor
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Dobrivoje Lale EricPaola RodariAndreja PeratKristina DuvnjakKrešimir ČanićDobrivoje Lale EricVessela GertchevaThanassis Kontonikolaou

In most of Europe, changes in EU paradigms and novel funding structures have a strong impact on science communication practice. However − in sharp contrast with their EU peers − professionals and organisations in the Southeastern Europe (SEE)...

Workshop
#EcsiteMakers - The Idea Company - MakerSpace
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Ryan JenkinsJenny CarlssonChristof BörnerAndreas Matt

In this hands-on tinkering session we will explore computational tinkering, a playful open ended approach to digital tools. We’ll try out activities that combine crafting with physical materials with digital tools like block-based programming...

Open play
#GameLab - The Puzzler / GameLab
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Meredith DobyPeter BishopKristin AlfordMikko Myllykoski

Following the "Future thinking in science centres: methods" session, you are invited to join the speakers in the GameLab. A unique opportunity to attend a sample lesson in future thinking, try out...

19:00 - 23:30