Global Implementation Conference

Mar 18,2019 | Consortium_staff Events / Conferences

Register early by June 1 Date(s): September 16-17 Location: Glasgow, Scotland

GIC 2019 creates an opportunity to advance knowledge and expertise in how to lead, guide, and study effective implementation in diverse political, economic, and disciplinary contexts. Across the world, governments, academia, intermediary organizations/purveyors, 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, communities and delivery of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) (

The GIC is one of the world’s leading implementation conferences. It aims to promote implementation science, practice, and policy and their active application in human services in order to contribute to demonstrable and socially significant benefits to people and society. GIC 2017 engaged over 500 delegates from 15 countries, and GIC 2015 engaged over 450 delegates from 25 countries, representing multiple disciplines. GIC 2019 aims 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 2019 will be hosted by the Global Implementation Society (GIS) in partnership with the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS), University of Strathclyde, September 16 -17 2019 at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland.

The GIC 2019 conference program is being designed to engage delegates in a learning and networking experience that facilitates:

  • Sharing of lessons learned from implementation work
  • Expanding networks among people working in a variety of disciplines, systems, and regions of the world
  • Increasing knowledge of implementation science to inform improvements in systems, organizations, and communities
  • Understanding how to apply implementation frameworks, strategies, practices, and tools to achieve socially significant improvements

In order to achieve these objectives, presenters are encouraged to develop sessions that emphasize:

  • Authentic and interactive engagement of delegates
  • Listening and learning that is solution-focused
  • Applied learning with the goal to promote active use of newly acquired knowledge, skills, and tools post-conference.

Register early by June 1.

For additional information, visit the conference website.