GIC 2021 creates an opportunity to implementation practice, science, and policy across diverse political, economic, and disciplinary contexts. Across the world, governments, academia, intermediaries, and service systems are concerned with optimizing the health and wellbeing of local populations. With the global evolution of the field of implementation science and practice, there has been considerable learning and experience on how to maximize the full and effective use of evidence-informed innovations relating to human services across fields (e.g. health, education, social welfare). These efforts and advances offer insights for all in how to bridge the implementation gap to achieve and sustain desired positive impacts for individuals and communities.

The GIC is one of the world’s leading implementation conferences. It aims to promote implementation practice, science and policy and their active application in human services in order to contribute to demonstrable and socially significant benefits to people and society. The conference theme for 2021 will be Addressing Equity in Implementation:

Building Capacity in Research, Practice, and Policy Across the Globe, Previous GIC Conferences have engaged over 500 delegates from 25 countries representing multiple disciplines. With a focus on addressing equity and building capacity throughout the world, GIC 2021 will continue to engage the expanding global implementation community through dialogue and discussion on cutting edge implementation research and real-world examples of achieving impact, guided by effective implementation in diverse contexts.

GIC 2021 will be hosted virtually by the Global Implementation Society on May 3 – 6, 2021. The program will include a blend of plenary presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops, virtual storyboard forums, and networking events. 

Audience 

Our conference audience includes individuals and organizations that use, evaluate, support, and promote effective implementation practices.  The core audience for the GIC include the “changemakers” within systems, including implementation specialists, applied researchers, quality improvement managers, purveyors, intermediaries, implementing organizations, implementation networks, funders, policy makers, decisions makers, and students. The GIC emphasizes the application of implementation science and effective implementation practices at its core, with implementation research serving a foundational role in the translation of evidence to effective implementation practices.

 

Conference Aims 

GIC 2021 will engage the expanding global implementation community through dialogue and discussion on cutting edge implementation research and real-world examples of achieving impact, guided by effective implementation.

The Program Planning Committee for GIC 2021 is committed to developing a conference program that includes diverse perspectives and experiences, spanning implementation fields, disciplines, and geographic and economic contexts.