Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums, is gearing up once more for the largest science engagement conference in the region, where over 1,200 professionals from across the sector will gather online for a creative and insightful programme of sessions.
This year’s Ecsite Online Conference takes place from 9 – 11 June 2021 and will offer a range of educational sessions and business and networking opportunities, as well as fun social events.
Ecsite Online Conference 2021
The virtual event caters to everyone that is committed to inspiring people with science and technology. During the three-day conference, attendees will be able to make new contacts and say hi to friends and colleagues from across the sector, through private video chats, public conversations, interactive sessions and social events.
The conference will also feature inspiring keynote speakers and educational sessions that explore a range of relevant topics, from the pandemic and the climate crisis to equity, informal learning, audience research and more. Participants can discover the latest research in science and science engagement as well as discussing best practice.
Meanwhile, in the event’s Business Buzz, attendees will find out about new products, services and projects from the show’s exhibitors, with live Q&A, product demos and training sessions on offer.
In a keynote session entitled Our origins in space, Ewine van Dishoeck will talk about her work in the world of chemistry, physics and astronomy to follow the trail of molecules from tenuous interstellar clouds to new planetary systems.
John H. Falk will present a keynote session entitled Re-thinking how to define and measure the value of museum experiences. In this, he will discuss his research looking at how to understand the identity/self-related reasons people utilise free-choice learning settings during their leisure time.