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2023 Ecsite Conference

Valletta, Malta 15 June 2023 - 17 June 2023

The Conference for all Science Engagement professionals

The Ecsite Conference is a global meeting of science engagement professionals from over 50 countries who join together to share their expertise, learn from one another and make valuable professional connections. Access to 74 sessions that explore a wide range of topics from exhibit development to the relationship between science and society; thought-provoking keynote addresses; diverse showcase events and the vibrant Business Bistro trade show are all included in the Conference registration fee. Famous for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, your ticket to #Ecsite2023 also includes entry to the Gala Dinner and Nocturne.

First-time attendees are welcomed at the Newcomers Breakfast to help them find their feet and make the most out of the event.

The range of disciplines that science engagement encompasses is reflected in the wide variety of professional profiles of Conference attendees. You’ll find professionals who are directly involved with the public; people who shape the programming at science centres and museums; university students, professors and researchers; managers and coordinators of ground-breaking EU and global projects; and senior-level managers of the world’s leading science engagement institutions.

We are delighted that the 2023 Ecsite Conference will be hosted by Esplora Science Centre in Malta. The Conference and Business Bistro trade show will take place predominantly in the Mediterranean Conference Centre, a 16th Century repurposed heritage building overlooking the harbour. Ideal for the Ecsite Conference with the main auditorium and characterful session rooms.

Since the first conference in The Hague in 1990, the Ecsite Conference has grown to over 1000 international science engagement professionals each year who learn, share, debate and inspire each other.

In 2022, 47 countries were represented at the Conference, coming from 6 continents, making the Ecsite Conference a truly global event.

Watch our 2022 Conference film to see what it's all about.


Esplora Interactive Science Centre

Esplora, Malta’s Interactive Science Centre is an informal educational and recreational facility suited to visitors of all age groups. Esplora is located at Villa Bighi in Kalkara overlooking Malta’s Grand Harbour. The building was formerly used as a hospital by the Royal Navy. It consists of a number of buildings and outdoor spaces which are all interconnected following extensive restoration and development.

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