Global Implementation Conference 2021

Oct 9,2020 | Consortium_staff Events / Conferences

Date(s): May 3-6, 2021
Location: Virtual

GIC 2021 creates an opportunity to implementation practice, science, and policy across diverse political, economic, and disciplinary contexts. Across the world, governments, academia, intermediaries, 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 and communities.

The GIC is one of the world’s leading implementation conferences. It aims to promote implementation practice, science and policy and their active application in human services in order to contribute to demonstrable and socially significant benefits to people and society. The conference theme for 2021 will be Addressing Equity in Implementation: Building Capacity in Research, Practice, and Policy Across the Globe.

Previous GIC Conferences have engaged over 500 delegates from 25 countries representing multiple disciplines. With a focus on addressing equity and building capacity throughout the world, GIC 2021 will continue 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 2021 will be hosted virtually by the Global Implementation Society on May 3 – 6, 2021. The program will include a blend of plenary presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops, virtual storyboard forums, and networking events.

The Call for Proposals invites presenters from the global implementations community to submit proposals for a virtual storyboard forum pairing brief video overviews with visual abstracts and a chat feature to allow interaction with attendees around the world.

The GIC Program Planning Group, colleagues and members of implementation networks generated the following theme and sub-themes for GIC 2021:


  • Addressing Equity in Implementation:
  • Building Capacity in Research, Practice, and Policy Across the Globe


  • Systems thinking in implementation design
  • Scaling and sustainment
  • Equity and inclusiveness
  • Implementation capacity and readiness assessment
  • Cross-cultural fidelity and adaptation
  • Cost-effectiveness measurement and tools
  • Leadership and change management
  • Implementation capacity and readiness assessment
  • Using technology in high- and low-resource settings
  • Implementation strategy selection/intervention mapping

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