The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum was created in 2012 as a professional development forum for practitioners and professionals working in knowledge mobilization across fields and sectors.
It has become recognized as a premiere learning and networking event in Canada – friendly, open, limited in size, and creative. Events have been held in Ottawa (2012), Mississauga (2013), Saskatoon (2014), and Montréal (2015), Toronto (2016), and is scheduled for May 17-18, 2017 in the National Capital Region of Canada, Ottawa-Gatineau.
The theme for 2017 is:
Connections and Partnerships: Collaboration as a Key to Knowledge Mobilization
From the very start of the conversation about Knowledge Mobilization in Canada, connections and partnerships have been part of the narrative. Collaboration is a key component of many, if not most activities in Knowledge Mobilization. True to the meaning of the word, collaboration is often hard work. It requires us to co-labor together, to co-construct priorities, programs, policies, processes that lead to the use of evidence. Together, we build better communities and societies.
The theme for 2017 focuses us on how to be better together. We invite participation that will push thinking and engagement of the knowledge mobilization community further. The Forum will be hosted at the Canadian Museum of History and the Sheraton Four-Points Gatineau Hotel.
We are seeking presentations, posters, workshops, and open-space activities that facilitate active participation, networking, reflection and learning.
We are driven by an objective of allowing you to design your own conference experience that reflects your interests, experience, priorities and learning styles. Drawing on the assets of the National Capital Region, leaders in knowledge mobilization from all across Canada and beyond, it is our hope you will come away from CKF17 enriched, energized and engaged in this field like never before.
Our objectives are:
- Build on the past successes of CKF make this a preeminent event to learn and engage about knowledge mobilization in Canada
- Build capacity for knowledge mobilization
- Learn about work in other sectors to enable partnerships and collaboration
- Engage with leaders to influence future directions
- Meet the next generation of leaders and create opportunities to mentor and coach
- Access the latest tools, techniques and opportunities.
The 2017 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum is seeking contributions for content, which addresses the overall theme of Connections and Partnerships: Collaboration as a Key to Knowledge Mobilization, and links to the subthemes of:
Subtheme 1: Structures – What (for example: operating structures supporting partnerships, agreements, management systems, office layouts enhancing collaboration )
Subtheme 2: Processes – How (for example: tool boxes, networks, communities of practice, training)
Subtheme 3: Technology – Technology and Tools (for example: social media, apps, software, knowledge boards, database mining, CRM programs)
We are continuing to use the “The Knowmo Scale”. Here, we’re seeking presenters to consider their audience. Consider this our own unique variation of the Scoville Unit scale.
Is your presentation focused around skill development? If so, you would check off Knowmo 1.
Will you present on where we are in terms of KMb? If so, you would check off Knowmo 2.
Does your presentation focus on innovation in/for KMb? If so, please check off Knowmo 3.
For more information go to: Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum May 17,18 2017 Ottawa ON