GENEVA welcomes ECSITE 2018
Geneva Natural History Museum hosts Europe's largest annual science communication conference.
Geneva - June 7-9, 2018
Geneva is hosting the largest science communication conference in Europe, the ECSITE, from June 7 to June 9. More then 1000 science professionals are expected to join this annual conference, where they will be discussing and shaping science engagement trends, with various workshops, panels and hands-on activities taking place in parallel. These year’s theme is “Creative collisions” a stimulating concept that can help us reinvent communication, teaching, learning, and thinking. The 29th edition of the Ecsite Conference is hosted by the Natural History Museum of Geneva in partnership with CERN, University of Geneva Scienscope, and Campus Biotech. 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.
Video “The Animal beauty exhibition”: From taxidermy to sculptures, a temporary exhibition of three sculptors Chapelain-Midy, Yvan Larsen and Thierri Jaccoud.
Video “Space for Life”: How to communicate around research on life elsewhere than on earth? This is the theme of workshop “Space for life”, organised by ECSITE and lead by Michel Mayor, famous astrophysicist discovering exoplanets.
Video “The Opening Ceremony”: Highlights from the opening ceremony, including interviews.
Video “ITW Jacques Ayer”: Interview with the Director of Natural History Museum of Geneva.
Video “Design Experience” : How to present Lucy and the first men on earth in a more interactive way at the museum? The challenge of one of the Workshops during ECSITE.
Video “CERN Exhibition” : CERN welcomes nearly 400 scientific communication experts to showcase Swiss pole of excellence across the globe and its innovative exhibitions.
Video “Faith and facts” : Scientific truth about beliefs and ideologies. What are the challenges today for the natural history museums.
Video “Creative Labs” : Tasting insects, experimenting with CERN’s LHC, practicing laughter yoga, an experience of creative collisions between art and science.
Video “The Closing Ceremony” : Highlights from the official closing ceremony.
Video “Keynote James Beacham” : James Beacham, particle physicist and a member of the ATLAS collaboration, one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), delivers a remarkable keynote speech.
Video “Keynote Enders Sisters” : Giulia and Jill Enders, author and illustrator of the internationally acclaimed book Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ, deliver this years keynote speech.