Geneva hosts the European Network of Science Centres and Museums

5th Jun, 2018

Geneva is holding the 29th edition of the Ecsite Conference from 7 to 9 June at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG) with 1,100 participants.

Ecsite, the European network of science centres and museums, will draw up to 1,100 science communicators from over 45 countries to its Annual Conference. It is open to all professionals who engage audiences with science and technology, whether working in science centres, museums, research bodies, festivals, universities or companies, etc. The conference will be celebrating its 29th edition and is hosted by the Natural History Museum of Geneva in partnership with CERN, University of Geneva Scienscope, and Campus Biotech.

The three-day event will run 7-9 June 2018 and showcase the latest research and developments in public engagement with science through dynamic sessions, debates, workshops and a trade show called the Business Bistro. Pre-conference meetings and workshops, held two days prior to the main conference, will give in-depth insight into numerous aspects of the science communication field. The programme offers a diverse mix of more than 90 sessions delivered by over 400 speakers, ranging from science communication in the post-truth era to exhibition narratives. Other covered topics include responsible research, gender equity, touring exhibitions or virtual reality. 

High profile guest speakers will be:

  • Keynote speaker James Beacham, particle physicist at CERN
  • Keynote speakers Giulia and Jill Enders, author and illustrator of the internationally acclaimed book Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ

More than 50 exhibitors will be showcasing their latest products and services at the buzzing Business Bistro and participants will be able to get hands-on in two workshop spaces, the MakerSpace and the GameLab. Not to forget the many networking opportunities like the Gala Dinner held at The Vernets ice rink; the Nocturne, an evening of science entertainment at the Natural History Museum of Geneva; and the Farewell Party, at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices (BFM). 

Ecsite is the European network of science centres and museums. Ecsite’s vision is to foster creativity and critical thinking in European society, emboldening citizens to engage with science. Its mission is to inspire and empower science centres, museums and all organisations that engage people with science, and to promote their actions. Founded almost 30 years ago, the network gathers more than 350 organisations in Europe and world-wide.  //

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