We are pleased to send you the Request for Submissions for ‘Putting evidence to work for better policies, programmes and practice: the What Works Global Summit 2016’ (WWGS2016) being held in London, 26-28 September 2016. WWGS2016 will be an international culture-shifting event, putting evidence at the heart of policy and practice. It will promote quality evidence and ways of producing and communicating evidence to maximise uptake into policy and practice.
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We encourage active participation by policymakers, programme managers, media representatives, practitioners and researchers, all of whom are encouraged to submit proposals for the following:
- Complete panels for a 90-minute session with up to three panelists using conventional presentations followed by Q&A.
- Organisers strongly encourage sessions that use non-panel formats, including 'chat show’ format with up to six guests and a host or a ‘fishbowl’ format which includes participants from the audience.
- Presentations: Individual presentations of new evidence, methods, approaches and experiences of knowledge translation and brokering in any sector. The organisers will group accepted submissions into similar topic panels.
- Posters: Posters presenting new evidence, methods, approaches and experiences of knowledge translation and brokering in any sector.
- Submissions are also requested for pre-conference workshops which will be held on 24-25 September. We are looking for workshops on knowledge generation, translation and supporting use of evidence in policy, programme management and practice. Submissions may also cover critical evidence appraisal, media engagement and methods training. Workshops can range in duration from one to six blocks. Each block is 90 minutes.
WWGS2016 is being organised by the Campbell Collaboration, International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Sense about Science, and the What Works Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast.
Submission must be made using the WWGS online proposal form. The deadline for submission is 25 April, 2016.