About WWGS 2022

The Campbell Collaboration and Campbell UK & Ireland are pleased to announce that the annual What Works Global Summit (WWGS) will be held on 18-20 October 2022, entirely online. The conference will be free for participants with session recordings available for asynchronous participation. Session times on each day aim to enable global participation.

The theme of WWGS 2022 is “Recovery and resilience in crisis”. The conference will feature plenary sessions, thematic discussions to facilitate networking, panel discussions and a virtual poster exhibition hall.

The conference will include panel sessions on advances and innovation in evidence synthesis methods (such as, but not limited to, automation, living evidence synthesis and communicating evidence). The conference sessions will focus on:

  • Innovative approaches to impact evaluation and evidence synthesis

  • Partnerships and engagement

  • Equity and inclusion

  • Open synthesis principles to support accessibility

  • Living reviews and technology, including machine learning

  • Capacity building in evidence synthesis

  • Communicating evidence and knowledge translation

We welcome expressions of interest to sponsor panel sessions, thematic discussions or the overall conference. Please write to us at: wwgs@campbellcollaboration.org. Sponsored sessions will be at the discretion of the planning committee co-chaired by Sarah Miller, Director of Campbell UK & Ireland, and Vivian Welch, interim CEO and Editor in Chief of the Campbell Collaboration.

Campbell members’ meeting

There will be a Campbell members’ meeting on 17 October from 7.00 EDT to 9.00 EDT (13.00 CET to 15.00 CET) to present the annual Campbell awards, and for the President and CEO to provide their progress updates and invite members’ feedback.

Call for abstracts now closed

The call for conference abstracts opened on 27 April 2022, with submissions due by 12 June 2022 (now extended to 27 June). Abstracts are welcome for posters as well as for individual presentations and panel sessions (using any format, such as fireside chats or fishbowl conversations) on the conference theme across all social science areas under the remit of Campbell. These are: Ageing, Business & Management, Child & Young Persons Wellbeing, Climate Solutions, Crime & Justice, Disability, Education, International Development (including Nutrition and Food security), Knowledge Translation & Implementation, and Social Welfare (including Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity).

Submission of individual presentations, posters or panel sessions will be through an online form, with a description word count limit of 200 words. Panels will need to also describe the format (for example, fishbowl conversation, ask me anything, etc.) and provide speakers’ details.

Abstract submissions will be judged on relevance to Campbell areas of work and the conference theme, originality and quality. We will accept a maximum of 50 individual poster presentations and 12 panel sessions. Accepted poster presenters will be asked to prepare a digital recording displaying a poster, with a short voice-recorded presentation for a virtual conference exhibit, for example using Zoom.

Notifications for accepted abstracts will be shared in July 2022.

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