past year, we witnessed rapid innovation in online events. Having seen the
benefits, we predict organizers will continue to include virtual components to
compliment in-person events and conferences.
The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum is a biennial event that brings together researchers, students, practitioners, and professionals who work in the field of knowledge mobilization. In 2020, Research Impact Canada re-imagined the event as an online experience.
were faced with the challenge – how do we pivot online and maintain and
engaging and collaborative experience?
event was a huge success – bringing together over 300 participants to
meaningfully connect in the field of knowledge mobilization.
biggest keys to success:
- Create layers of engagement
- Hiring facilitators from
within the KMb Community
- Planning for and being
responsive to attendee needs
We are now pleased to publish our event report. This report shares our keys to creating online engagement, our timeline for event planning, and other key insights and lessons learned.
The full CKF20 Event Report can be found here.
Abstracts from the event are also available here.