The Global Evidence and Implementation Summit (GEIS), taking place in Melbourne from 22-24 October 2018, will deliver the latest evidence synthesis and implementation research and practice strategies for improving the lives of individuals, families and communities globally.
GEIS 2018 has an impressive line-up of speakers from around the world. Alongside headlining speaker Caroline Fiennes, other key summit speakers include Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Professor and Co-Director of New York University’s Global TIES for Children centre, and Richard Weston, CEO of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation.
The summit will be specifically valuable for individuals and leaders working in sectors with a strong focus on the uptake of evidence, including child and social welfare, education, humanitarian aid, crime and justice, international development, environment and climate change, or health and human services.
Expected to attract more than 700 attendees from 30 countries, the summit will be a unique learning and networking opportunity for funding and implementing agencies, policy makers, practitioners, knowledge brokers and researchers.
Summit themes include:
- Understanding what works
- Achieving scale and sustainability
- Methods for impact and implementation evaluation and synthesis
- Using evidence for better policy, programs and practice
- National and global cooperation and partnerships
GEIS 2018 is being co-hosted by the Campbell Collaboration and the Centre for Evidence and Implementation. The summit combines their two prominent conferences: the 4th Australasian Implementation Conference and the What Works Global Summit 2018.
The summit has garnered support from many well-known organisations worldwide, including Save the Children, the European Implementation Collaborative, and IFAD. Bursaries for accepted speakers to attend the summit from developing countries are being generously supported by UNICEF.
Early-bird registrations for GEIS 2018 are now open. Student rates and day registrations are also available.
For more information please visit the conference website.