3rd Scientix Conference: 4-6 May 2018
The 3rd Scientix Conference took place in Brussels, Belgium, from 4 to 6 May 2018.
352 teachers, policymakers, researchers and project managers participated in the conference, making it one of the major networking events in Europe in 2018.
This 3rd Scientix Conference was a unique opportunity to learn more about different science education projects in Europe and to get to know the people behind these projects. This conference provided an excellent overview of the current state of affairs in science education in Europe and the possibilities and opportunities of the Scientix community.
See the official programme for the conference here.
Keynote speakers at this conference included Svein Sjøberg, Professor in science education at Oslo University, Norway, and Beth Healey, Doctor expert in space and extreme environments, International Space University, London, UK - Former ESA MD Spaceflight Analogue Concordia. The conference also welcomed Jean-David Malo, European Commission, Director - Directorate B - Open Innovation and Open Science, DG Research and Innovation, and Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment, Malta, MT. Read more about the conference keynote speakers here.
2nd Scientix Conference: 24-26 October 2014
The 2nd Scientix Conference took place on 24 – 26 October 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.
The programme featured 70 talks, 14 workshops, 7 round-tables, 25 exhibition stands.
The highlights were the three keynotes: Prof. José Mariano Gago, former Minister of Science, Technology, Information Society and Higher Education in Portugal, Ewald Breunesse, Manager Energy Transitions at Shell Netherlands, and Amber Gell, rocket scientist and spacecraft system engineer at Lockheed Martin and NASA.
The presentations and discussions at the conference were summarised by Marc Durando, Executive Director of European Schoolnet, who stressed the role of teachers in bringing about change in STEM education.
1st Scientix conference: 6-8 May 2011
The 1st Scientix Conference took place on 6-8 May 2011 in Brussels, Belgium and attracted almost 400 participants from over 40 countries in Europe and beyond.
Scientix National Conferences
From 2013 to 2015, there were 29 Scientix National Conferences organised in collaboration with the Scientix National Contact Points. Those events were aimed at STEM teacher community in their respective countries. They usually lasted two days, and attracted around 100 teachers and other professionals in STEM education.
The goal of the conference is to present innovative STEM teaching methods and introduce the participants to national and European collaboration in science education policy and practice.