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Call for proposals

2021 Ecsite Conference

Stavanger, Norway 10 June 2021 - 12 June 2021

The call for session proposals for the 2021 Ecsite Conference will open on 19 August 2020 - stay tuned!

The Ecsite Conference sessions are created, designed and led by professionals within the community and are full of creativity, debate and unique experiences, from traditional panel sessions to idea-jams and anything in between.

The call for session ideas will open on 19 August and will end on 23 October. Submitted session proposals will then be evaluated and selected by the Conference Programme Committee, whose members are science engagement experts and representatives of Conference hosts.

Please note that the call for new touring exhibitions and project showcases will open later, in January 2021.

Your session proposal must:

  • focus on what participants will be getting from the session
  • foster peer learning and present honest lessons learned
  • include speakers and convenors from different countries and projects
  • include a complete list of speakers
  • ensure a gender balance
  • involve a committed and skilled convenor
  • be new to the Ecsite Conference

Check the FAQs for more information.

New to the Conference?

Submitting a session proposal when you haven't been to an Ecsite Conference might not feel like an easy task. Worry not! Use the Conference forum (opens on 19 August) or the Ecsite app to connect with others. If using the app, browse the "bumblebees", who can help connect you with others, which is especially useful if you don't know where to begin.

Use the Ecsite app to shape session ideas

Whether this will be your first Ecsite Conference or your 31st, the Ecsite app is still THE tool to create connections and initiate conversations. The meetups function makes it easier to find others in the community who might want to brainstorm a new session idea or join as speakers in an already shaped proposal. You launch the meetup, and we promote it to the Ecsite community - get planning!

Sessions archive

Browse the sessions from all Ecsite Conferences.



Check out our compilation of everything you need to know in detail about submitting a session proposal. (benefits & deadlines)

Frequently asked questions