Impact of Science Conference 2021

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23rd Jun 2021 To 25th Jun 2021

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This year’s Impact of Science conference will focus on The Transformative Power of Research and brings together science impact professionals to discuss how to evaluate and increase impact of science on our global society. This conference is featuring highly regarded and internationally recognised experts who will be discussing the contribution of their research to the quality of life and well-being. The conference expects over 350 participants from more than 30 countries. The entire event will be online, hosted from South Africa to ensure that everyone has access to the conference, regardless of the obstacles the pandemic has cost to meet in person. Some of the themes that will be discussed: -Advancing a research impact agenda for inclusive development -Models, approaches for the development of a research impact agenda -National impact evaluation frameworks, citizen-based monitoring of impact, demonstrating effectiveness of impact on the SDG’s, The role of AI and Big Data -Promoting coherence about impact within the science eco-system -Collaboration & engagement for impact of science -The road towards evidence- informed policy making The AESIS Network has successfully organised the annual conference ‘Impact of Science’ eight times, bringing together experts such as R&D evaluators, university managers, research councils, policy makers, funders, and other stakeholders of impact. The goal is sharing, evaluating, and discussing best practices around the world on: policy strategies for societal impact, creating long-term alliances between stakeholders; regional, national, and international instruments for evaluating and achieving impact; current issues on i.e. public engagement, evidence-based policy, interdisciplinary approaches, and, harmonising definitions and assumptions. We are very excited to be working with our colleagues in South Africa and else where in the world to create the most valuable programme and experience for all of you who would like to learn about and contribute to science transforming the world. And we very much look forward to meeting you there!

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