Hosts of 2020 and 2021 Ecsite Conferences revealed

A view of Ljubljana and its castle - picture Primož Hieng / Ljubljana Tourism
Exhibition at the Kapelica Gallery, part of the Kersnikova Institute in Ljubljana. Picture: Miha Fras / KersnikovalowVitengarden, the Science Farm, one of Jærmuseet's sites, Stavanger regionVitenfabrikken, the Science Factory, one of Jærmuseet's sites, Stavanger regionNorwegian Petroleum Museum, Stavanger, Norway

The 2020 Ecsite Conference will be taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 11-13 June 2020. It will be hosted by the Kersnikova Institute.

The 2021 Ecsite Conference will be taking place in Stavanger, Norway, on 10-12 June 2021. It will be co-hosted by Jærmuseet and the Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

 

2020 edition

The 2020 Ecsite Conference will be taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 11-13 June 2020 (with pre-conference workshops on 9-10 June). It will be hosted by the Kersnikova Institute.

Conference sessions will the taking place at the GR - Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, where the Business Bistro will also be located.

About the Host

The Kersnikova Institute serves as the institutional framework for three progressive venues: Kapelica Gallery, a world renowned platform for contemporary investigative arts; the hacker space Rampa, where relations between society, science, technology and art are being reconsidered; and the inspirational laboratory BioTehna, which focuses on the artistic research of living systems. Thanks to twenty year of strong programmatic focus, the Kersnikova Institute belongs to the few internationally known centres dealing with contemporary investigative arts, science and cutting edge technologies.

"The team of Kersnikova is very much looking forward to hosting the 2020 Ecsite Conference!," they declared upon hearing the news. "Our aim is to bring science and arts closer together and show that different people with their different views and approaches can all contribute to the better world of tomorrow."

About Ljubljana

Named European Green Capital 2016, Ljubljana is a city built to the human scale, offering visitors friendly experience with a personal touch. Its attractive historical quarter has a cosy, lounge-like feel and the city offers good value for money. Ljubljana's central European location, with an eye to the south east regions, is an asset for a European conference such as the Ecsite Conference. 

All updates on the 2020 edition will be shared on the dedicated page - also sign up for events updates to stay tuned. 

 

2021 edition

The 2021 Ecsite Conference will be taking place in Stavanger, Norway, on 10-12 June 2021 (with pre-conference workshops on 8-9 June). It will be co-hosted by Jærmuseet and the Norwegian Petroleum Museum.

Conference sessions will the taking place at the Stavanger Forum Conference and Exhibition Centre, where the Business Bistro will also be located.

It will be the first time in Ecsite history that Norway hosts the Ecsite conference. Surrounded by fjords, mountains, beaches and water, the Stavanger region is a truly unique destination. Social events, some in the city centre of Stavanger and Sandnes  and some in the agricultural areas of the region will ensure that participants get to see a variety of locations and the nature that Norway is so famous for.

About the Hosts

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum opened in 1999 as a national centre for documentation of and imparting knowledge about the Norwegian oil and gas industry. Today it is a modern museum located in the heart of Stavanger with interactive exhibitions. The museum is also famous for its world-class architecture.  

Jærmuseet, the museum of the Jaeren region, is an independent foundation established by seven municipalities. Today, Jærmuseet runs a total of 13 museums, two of which are also science centres: Vitengarden, “the Science Farm” and Vitenfabrikken, “the Science Factory”. Jærmuseet also has an outreach programme called Science Circus.

Jærmuseet Director Målfrid Sørteland, Norwegian Petroleum Museum Director Finn E. Krogh are both very excited to host the 2021 Ecsite Conference. “The Stavanger region is a showcase of Norway’s many natural resources and energy riches. We believe this will serve as an interesting backdrop and we look forward to hosting the first ever Ecsite Conference taking place in Norway”.

Målfrid Snørteland has taken part in many previous Ecsite conferences and cannot wait to welcome international colleagues to the Stavanger region.

About Stavanger

Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway, and is often referred to as the “energy capital”. It is located on the Southwestern coast of Norway’s Fjord region, offering some of the most majestic and spectacular sceneries in the world. The world-famous Pulpit Rock is located only a short ferry trip away from Stavanger’s intimate city centre.

All updates on the 2021 edition will be shared on the dedicated page - also sign up for events updates to stay tuned. 

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Member

Kersnikova Institute

Kersnikova Institute is a non-profit cultural organisation founded by the Student Organisation of the University of Ljubljana that combines three important institutions in the fields of culture, art, science, cuttingedge technologies and investigative learning.

Jaermuseet

A combined science centre and museum with a total of 13 locations. Main topics are agriculture, industry and innovations. Exhibitions, schoolprograms, a living historical farm.

Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger provides a modern interactive setting for experiencing how oil and gas were created millions of years ago, how petroleum is found and how it is used. Original objects, models, films and interactive exhibits convey the history of oil operations on the Norwegian continental shelf. The museum also provides insights into technological developments in the petroleum sector, and the way this industry has affected Norwegian society.

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