The Institute for Knowledge Mobilization is inviting practitioners, researchers, academics, activists, social innovators, research funders, science educators and communicators, citizen scientists, policy-makers, non-governmental organizations, artists, interested community groups, and citizens to share their views and experience on innovative activities in knowledge mobilization.

The theme for the 2018 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum is: Mobilizing Evidence for Human Rights and the Social Development Goals

Knowledge Mobilization is often described as making the best of what we know, whether from research, assessed practice, or traditional knowledge, ready for others to use so that new value can be created.

The framework created by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesSocial Development Goals, and other social justice declarations are a deeply useful structure to help move knowledge into action.

The theme for 2018 focuses on how to be better together.  The Institute invites participation that will push thinking and engagement of the knowledge mobilization community further. Presenters can present and connect with any other subject matter areas covered by the discussion on human rights and social development goals.  It is recommended that presenters share how their work, for example, in healthcare links to sustainable communities, or economic growth links to clean water, helps end poverty, creates equality etc.

Come and participate in sharing the best of what we practice to improve our collective well-being!

Submissions will be accepted until March 30, 2018. For more information on how to submit, please visit the Institute’s website.