2022 Ecsite Conference
Everyone committed to inspiring people with science and technology is invited to join the largest European science engagement conference and meet with peers.
The 2022 Ecsite Conference will be a unique professional development opportunity, offering an intense mix of intellectual stimulation, purposeful and creative sessions, business opportunities, and unparalleled networking …. all true to the spirit of the Ecsite community – creative, engaging, open and professional.
A UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE
The 2022 Conference edition will be held at a very special place with a unique atmosphere: at a camp in the city of Heilbronn, hosted by experimenta science centre. With its surprising and unusual spaces, it will provide places and moments for stopping to take a deep breath, for reflection, for manifold inspiring encounters – and it will allow us to look at the things we do from new perspectives. Browse the Conference programme, full of sessions submitted by your peers and curated by the Conference Programme Committee. This year the programme focuses on topics of the biodiversity and climate crisis, 21st Century Skills, as well as equity, diversity and inclusion, with much more to discover!
THE RETURN TO AN IN-PERSON CONFERENCE
While the global pandemic situation is still uncertain we are doing everything for the 2022 Ecsite Conference to happen in person. We monitor the German sanitary regulations and adapt all the organisational aspects of the event, to make it as safe as possible.
You can do your part to:
- if you can, make sure to get yourself (fully) vaccinated
- inform yourself on any travel restrictions in Germany that might be applicable to you
We will be posting updated information regarding the health and safety rules for the Conference on our FAQ page.
HEILBRONN: A SMALL LARGE CITY
Heilbronn is a “small large city” with the advantage of short distances. All conference events are within walking distance of each other as well as within walking distance of the city centre and the main railway station.
A “Stadtbahn” light rail system, a dense local bus network, and environmentally friendly means of transport, such as rental bikes or e-scooters, will ensure that travel within the city is not a nuisance, but a pleasure. There are a number of hotels and a youth hostel available in the city and the region, within an average rate between €65 and €120 per room and night (without breakfast).
As there are frequent regular links to Germany’s high-speed long-distance railway network via the central stations of Stuttgart, Mannheim, and Würzburg, many participants can easily travel to the conference in Heilbronn by train. This will reduce significantly the CO2 footprint of the Ecsite conference.
In addition, Heilbronn is served by three international airports: Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Nuremberg. The nearest airport is Stuttgart. The journey from these airports to Heilbronn by train will take approximately about 90 minutes (Stuttgart), about 2 hours (Frankfurt), and 2 hours 30min (Nuremberg).