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Together, digitally

Ecsite members are gathering on weekly, themed, drop-in exchange sessions, taking place every Tuesday and a private LinkedIn forum.

Ecsite holds weekly online drop-in exchange sessions via Zoom for its members. These drop-in sessions have already covered a variety of themes, from communicating Covid-19 to our audiences, to our digital role, to news ways of designing physical spaces after the pandemic.

They are not full webinar sessions, but a more informal opportunity for members to share information and challenges they find. All conversations are 'triggered' by one or two people with knowledge or information in that particular field, before the floor is opened up for discussion.

A link was sent to the contact person in each Ecsite member organisation via email (or, if logged in to the website and connected to a member organisation, you'll find the link listed in the news section of this webpage).

Coming next:

Tuesday, 2 June, 15.00 CEST - 'Online and hybrid science festivals and events' with Leonardo Alfonsi, Psiquadro, Inês Oliveira, Ciência Viva and Wiktor Gajewski, Copernicus Science Centre.

Past exchanges:

  • Tuesday, 26 May, 15.00 CEST - 'Re-opening: adapting interactive exhibits and exhibitions' with Raphaël Chanay, Universcience, Michel Junge, phaeno and Marie Couëdic, Ecsite.
  • Tuesday, 19 May - 'Plans and guidelines for re-opening' with Bärbel Auffermann, Stiftung Neanderthal Museum, Kim Gladstone Herlev, Experimentarium and Bruno Maquart, Universcience.
  • Tuesday, 12 May - 'Being relevant to research' with Catarina Ramos, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown and Nathalie Caplet, Bordeaux Recherche Intégrée en Oncologie (BRIO), a cancer research programme in France
  • Tuesday, 5 May - 'The new role of formal education in conjunction with informal and non-formal education' with Maria Xanthoudaki and Jamie Bell
  • Tuesday, 28 April - 'Creating interactivity online' with Matteo Merzagora, TRACES and speakers from Exploratório - Ciencia Viva
  • Tuesday, 21 April - 'New ways to design and maintain our physical spaces after the pandemic' with Aisling Murray, Science Gallery Dublin and Stephane Berghmans, Technopolis
  • Tuesday, 14 April - no drop-in session due to the Easter break
  • Tuesday, 7 April - ‘The digital role of science engagement organisations’ with Board member Stephane Berghmans, Technopolis
  • Tuesday, 31 March - ‘How to communicate to our audiences about the coronavirus’ with Board member Bruno Maquart, Universcience
  • Tuesday, 24 March - 'Motivating your teams during the pandemic'
  • Tuesday, 17 March - General session

LinkedIn forum

An Ecsite members-only LinkedIn forum is available 24/7 and is a place to share resources and advice, as well as useful articles and information that you may have found useful in managing your organisation throughout the pandemic. Joining is simple, simply follow the link to the forum and request to join.

Each week, after the drop-in session, speakers' presentations are shared on the forum as well, so to make sure you don't miss out, request to join today!


News 25 May 2020

Nicolas Nova will be taking to the (virtual) stage as our keynote speaker during the Ecsite day on 11 June. Expect to hear stimulating content on Design Fictions and the Near Future.

News 15 May 2020
A collection of guidelines and  re-opening plans for science centres & museums

Ecsite is collecting re-opening plans, recommendations and guidelines from European countries lifting COVID-19 containment measures. Take a look at the resources page.

News 13 May 2020

An app designed specifically for our science engagement network, providing you with opportunities to connect, collaborate and continue the discussion. Deadline for beta test sign-up 22 May.

News 7 May 2020

Your digital way to stay relevant & network.
Host the conversations you find meaningful now and connect with the Ecsite community.

News 5 May 2020

Over the past two months, Ecsite has held weekly drop-in sessions for members and these are set to continue during the pandemic. Find a full list of dates, times and topics here.


Check out our compilation of everything you need to know in detail about Ecsite Online.

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