Global Implementation Conference 2019 Programme

Engage and learn from a global network of pioneers, leaders and practitioners, and share ideas on how to make a real difference for individuals and communities through effective implementation.

Conference Theme

Our theme for GIC 2019 is: Implementation for Impact.

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 health, education, social welfare and beyond.

These efforts and advances offer insights for us all in how to bridge the implementation gap to achieve and sustain desired positive impacts for individuals, communities and delivery of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

The Programme Ahead

The Programme Planning Group is developing programme that includes diverse perspectives and experiences, spanning implementation fields, disciplines, and geographic and economic contexts.

Masterclasses (pre-conference)

15 September

Led and facilitated by implementation experts and enthusiasts from across the world, you’ll have the opportunity for interactive learning about key implementation concepts, tools and skills.

Delegates can choose a morning and an afternoon session to attend, and can select from masterclasses designed for introductory, intermediate or advanced learning.

Find out more about our masterclasses

Main Conference

16 -17 September

Over the two days, there will be plenary panel speakers, interactive workshops and storyboard presentations.

You will have multiple opportunities to engage with colleagues, networks and societies all interested in strengthening connections across the field of implementation, all while enjoying Glasgow hospitality as part of attendance at GIC 2019!

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Together, we’ll participate in a unique forum for thinking and learning about effective implementation research, policy and practice across:

  • academic and professional disciplines;
  • urban and rural geography; and
  • higher income and lower income settings.

Be prepared to leave GIC with fresh ideas, feeling invigorated and armed with a new global network of pioneers, leaders and practitioners, who are all determined to use effective implementation practices to make a real difference for individuals and communities.

Plenary Sessions

We have an exciting line-up of knowledgeable and insightful discussants for a series of ‘State of the Field’ plenary sessions as a core part of the conference programme.

Panellists will bring their global implementation expertise to share ‘real world’ experience and insights, drawing upon their personal involvement in implementation practice, implementation research, policy implementation, and measurement and data for implementation and improvement.

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Interactive Workshops and Storyboards

On top of the four ‘State of the Field’ Plenary Panels, there is a wide selection of interactive workshops and storyboard presentations to choose from.

Choose from 36 interactive workshops exploring the 'hot topics for implementation'.

Choose from more than 100 storyboards where you can network, get that latest insights and a sense of the breadth and depth of the field

Find out more about the topics and themes 

GIC Faculty

The GIC Faculty make up an incredible range of people contributing to the conference in our masterclass programme, and moderating and contributing to our plenary panel sessions.

The wide range of knowledge, expertise and experience that that we all bring and the learning we will co-create among the GIC Faculty, presenters and participants on the state of the field of implementation is truly exciting.

Find our more about the GIC Faculty