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Ecsite Directors Forum concludes in Luleå, Sweden

The Ecsite Directors Forum 2012: Rocking the Balance, organized by Ecsite and hosted by Teknikens Hus science centre in Luleå, Sweden, focused on the themes of diversity, inclusion, gender balance and overcoming social stereotypes in science and technology.

Much was learned during the Ecsite Directors Forum 2012 – Michael Creek, Science communication consultant (Brussels, Belgium), recaps the proceedings:

  • Thinking about gender and science: A look back at day one of the Ecsite Directors Forum 2012


  • Gender balance for a stronger European economy: A look back at day two of the Ecsite Directors Forum 2012


  • Keeping gender balance a priority requires institutional commitment: A look back at day three of the Ecsite Directors Forum 2012


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This yearly Forum is Ecsite’s premiere networking and inspirational learning event for high-level management in science centres and museums from across Europe. Its an exclusive and intimate opportunity for CEOs and directors to exchange ideas.

Read the full programme

Download it here: http://www.ecsite.eu/sites/default/files/forum_reports/Ecsite_Directors_Forum_Final_Programme_2012.pdf


Teknikens Hus

Teknikens Hus is a science centre located in Lulea, Sweden, whose mission is to raise interest in science and technology, especially among children and young people. Science and technology in real world applications is a cornerstone in the approach of Teknikens Hus. The Science centre opened in 1988 as one of the first in Sweden and has an average of 120 000 visitors every year. The special concept of Teknikens Hus is to take reality as a starting-point for deepening the knowledge of science and technology.