After an overwhelming response to our call for contributions we are excited to be able to offer a range of opportunities for conversations, creativity and collaborative learning at this years’ Forum. Our programme will cover 3 broad areas – knowledge mobilisation practice (examples and case studies of knowledge sharing practices and activities), knowledge mobilisation research & evaluation (examples of research into knowledge mobilisation and the evaluation of knowledge sharing initiatives and approaches) and knowledge mobilisation training & development (examples and case studies of knowledge mobilisation training and development activities). See below for a flavour of what will be on offer over the 2 days and click this link to download a copy of the full 2018 Forum programme.

  • Keynote speakers Dez Holmes (day 1) and Huw Davies (day 2) will be joining us to share their insights into knowledge mobilisation practice and research and discuss what we can learn from their work and what they can learn from us
  • Networking opportunities in the form of randomised coffee trials to connect you with new people working in knowledge mobilisation
  • Open space discussions to enable you to explore and develop common ideas, experiences and activities in knowledge mobilisation with other delegates
  • Interactive poster sessions where you will be encouraged to add comments and questions for poster presenters to respond to as a way of developing a shared conversation
  • Short 7 minute presentations where slides will be light on words, heavy on images and advance automatically after 15-30 seconds
  • Practical and interactive workshops designed to facilitate collaborative learning
  • Market stalls where you will find a range of materials relating to the stallholders work in knowledge mobilisation

Join us for a special dinner hosted by Tekiu and the Doing it Together Science project on the evening of Day 1 of the Forum (Wednesday 7th March). The theme of the evening will be “Creative approaches to knowledge exchange” with a focus on citizen engagement practices. This interactive event will provide an engaging, fun, and relaxed opportunity for Forum attendees to get to know one another over dinner while meeting inspiring practitioners who put knowledge mobilisation into practice. The evening will feature fields as diverse as environmental stewardship, open science, biohacking and citizen participation in policymaking and we’ll be running some simple activities to help you explore knowledge exchange. You will receive further information and an opportunity to book a place at this special event when you book your place at the Forum.