Mikko Myllykoski is the experience director at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre. Mikko is a historian by training and has worked in science engagement since 1990. As experience director he is responsible for exhibitions, events, education and the planetarium of Heureka (est. 1989). Heureka's exhibitions travel worldwide and they've been seen by more than 26 million people in 25 countries on four continents.
Mikko chairs the programme committee of ECSITE, Europe’s largest annual conference on science engagement, since 2015. He has also chaired the Finnish Association for Science Editors and Journalists in 2014–16, and Società Dante Alighieri, comitato di Helsinki, in 2008 - 2012.
He received State Prize for Information in 1997 for the exhibition project “Nordic Explorers”, which toured Europe in 1996–98.
He has published books and articles about history, museology and science communication.
On Friday 16 November, Mikko will participate in Panel II: Museums and Cities, Creative Industries and Science.