We harness events to share ideas and build networks that advance sector thinking and practice.

One way CEI builds cultures for evidence use is by organising events that bring the sector together. Networks and dialogue help us accelerate our learning and share ideas that can improve practice and refine thinking. We aim to broaden and deepen debate and dialogue on the key trends, practices, and methods within the global evidence and implementation sector. Our YouTube channel features recordings from past events, as do the links in this article.

Many of our events focus on the the intersection of research, policy, and practice, sharing advances in the fields of evidence synthesis, evaluation, research translation, and implementation science. Our guest speakers consider how these fields can improve policies and programs, ultimately changing lives for people and communities.

We leverage our global networks to run events that are open and inclusive, showcasing cutting-edge ideas from leading international practitioners, policymakers, and academics. Our events include the biennial Evidence and Implementation Summit, one of the leading evidence and implementation sector events on the global calendar. The Summit in 2021 welcomed more than 750 delegates from over 30 countries. In the run-up to the Summit we run the EIS Virtual Series, a program of free webinars that seeks to address some of the most important questions in the field through contributions from global experts.

CEI is also an active contributor to and convenor of the Centre for Holistic Initiatives for Learning and Development "Evidence to Policy and Practice Webinar Series" and events from the Centre for Behavioural and Implementation Science Interventions, including its "Innovations in Behavioural and Implementation Science for Healthcare" webinar series.

CEI also designs and hosts workshops for global partners, including a recent four-day workshop for UNICEF global staff and guests on implementation research. Our leaders are frequent contributors to public and private events as keynote speakers and panelists.