Every autumn, the senior managers of Ecsite's Full Member institutions meet for a two-day seminar to exchange views, make trends and discuss key developments in science engagement: this is the Directors Forum, a carefully orchestrated mix of strategic talks, peer learning, networking and local highlights.
Join the next edition on 13-15 November 2019 in Trondheim, Norway, for 2.5 days of high level contents and networking on the theme "Future thinking - the Sustainable Development Goals as an opportunity for developing organisations".
The event is hosted by the Trondheim Science Centre in partnership with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and is open to Senior Managers of Full Ecsite members.
Two keynote speakers will be sharing their thoughts on the theme. Biology professor Hans Stenøien from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology will tell the story of humans' biological and cultural relationships with their environments from deep history until today, attempting to build an optimistic framework for addressing the sustainable development goals and exploring storytelling as a method for organisational change.
The programme also entails parallel workshops on the SDGs and sponsors, storytelling and wellbeing respectively; and an opportunity to exchange with the Ecsite Board.
Social highlights include a "daring act of improvisational vocal music, improvised sound design and space images" at the Trondheim science centre's planetarium, an organ concert in the Nidaros Cathedral and a dinner at the Grand Hall of the 13th century Archbishop Palace.