Evidence and Implementation Summit 2021 Virtual Series:
Is Evidence-Informed Innovation an Oxymoron?
The social innovation community looks to identify and support new and catalytic ideas. But part of the sector’s responsibility is to also ensure it is working in the most proven and effective way possible to deliver outcomes for people and communities.
So how do key stakeholders, particularly foundations, look to leverage good evidence and effective implementation, whilst simultaneously cultivating the nimble, fast-paced approaches that enable innovation and transformation?
The webinar will feature Centre for Evidence and Implementation Executive Director Robyn Mildon in dialogue with Ravi Gurumurthy, Chief Executive Officer of Nesta and Jo Taylor, Chief Capability Officer at the Paul Ramsay Foundation.
The speakers are seasoned innovation facilitators with deep experience working for change and transformation. Centre for Evidence and Implementation is a global evidence intermediary and co-host of the 2021 Summit, alongside Monash University.
EIS is one of the leading evidence and implementation sector events on the global calendar.
The focus of the Summit is on the intersection of research, policy and practice and its goal is to share advances in the fields of evidence synthesis and translation, evaluation and implementation science, and to debate their impact on policies and programs and their capacity to change the lives of people and communities for the better.
In 2021 the Summit will be a hybrid event, with full online and in-person programs bringing together a wide network of global contributors and registrants regardless of location.
The August webinar, fifth in the series, will focus on the opportunities and challenges for foundations and innovators in the COVID era, in which mounting social challenges require urgent solutions, against a backdrop of increasing pressure on global foundation endowments. Previous webinar recordings are all available for download on the EIS website.
By registering for this webinar, you also ensure you’ll receive a link to the recording afterward in case you cannot make the day or time.
EIS2021 is currently accepting abstracts and keen to hear from the social purpose and social innovation sectors, in particular with a focus on the first of the Summit sub themes: Fast, good, cheap – choose two! Generating and implementing rigorous policy and practice-ready evidence.
The trade-off between time, cost and quality is a challenge faced by grant-makers, funders, and those who generate and support the implementation of evidence, and this theme seeks to explore the reality of accessing and implementing timely, high quality evidence and the kind of innovative approaches that aim to deliver evidence to the people who need to use it – faster.
The Summit program will be delivered online and in Sydney, enabling a wide network of global contributors and registrants to contribute and participate regardless of location. A range of creative presentation formats are on offer and can be accessed at EIS2021 website. We look forward to receiving your submissions. Abstracts close October 6.