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Ecsite Annual Conference 2019

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
Large Stage
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Antonio Gomes da Costa

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
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
MovieHouse Screen 1
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Exhibit development
Audrey O'ConnellMichał BuławaHillary SpencerManuel RocaHeidi RosenströmKathrin UnterleitnerTérésa RibeyronHélène WangAgnes RuizLone IsaksenRachel SturgisDimitris KontopoulosDong ZhangFelicity 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
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
MovieHouse Screen 3
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Collections
Amito HaarhuisMaria João FonsecaAnnelore ScholtenDorothée VatinelKen ArnoldTorkil AdsersenKate FordeClaire Hampton

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
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...

Workshop
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...

Reverse
The Beach
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Strategy & vision
Manuel CiraFrancisco Franco del AmoAnne-Marie BruyasWalter StavelozMaarten OkkersenCarole 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...

Reflection session
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
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
The Puzzler - GameLab
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Thierry BrassacFemke GebruersAnna GunnarssonMalvina ArtheauAnna May

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

14:30 - 15:45

Panel
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
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...

Travelling exhibitions
MovieHouse Screen 1
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Exhibit development
Audrey O'ConnellJulie LeclairYiotis IoannidisMichael BradkeCynthia DoumbiaAGAPIOS GRIGORIADISThomas HofbergerCarrie ReidPhilipp 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
MovieHouse Screen 2
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Laura SmillieLaura Smillie

It is only through pursuit of the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world, through observation and experiment, that we can understand the world in which we live. Yet this is not enough if we aspire to "...

Reverse
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
MovieHouse Screen 4
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Foundations
Business & fundraising
Joanna KalinowskaTuomas OlkkuMaria João FonsecaLene Krunderup JakobsenHelen 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
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
Lab 7
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Learning
Ida Marie BøeJennifer DeWittKaren WilkinsonAnna SandvenJens TannebergMeie 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
The Idea Company - MakerSpace
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Daniel Rosqvist

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

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
The Miniverse
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Exhibit development
Sheena LaursenMike PetrichSofie 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...

15:45 - 16:30

Coffee break

16:30 - 17:45

Parody religious service
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
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
MovieHouse Screen 1
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Foundations
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
MovieHouse Screen 2
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Edgy
Strategy & vision
Laura SmillieJochen HungerChloe WarrenHolly Hasted

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
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...

Panel
MovieHouse Screen 4
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Strategy & vision
Julie Becker

Can insights from social psychology and behaviour change theory help us engage audiences more successfully with big issues such as climate change?

This is the question tackled by a recent two-part Spokes article, offering a wide panorama...

Workshop
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
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 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 the bottom of 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...

Fishbowl + posters
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
The Idea Company - MakerSpace
Experimentarium - Pre & Main conferences and Nocturne
Tuborg Havnevej 7
#314794
Science ♥ society
Carmelo Presicce

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
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...

19:00 - 23:30