Abstracts Now Open for 2018 International SBCC Summit

2018 SBCC Summit

Abstracts are now being accepted for Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voice: What Works? The 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit featuring Entertainment-Education.

In 2016, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) co-hosted the first Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit, bringing together the global community of SBCC organizations, practitioners and researchers to advance the field. The three-day event was attended by more than 750 SBCC professionals from more than 50 countries and featured 35 technical and preformed panels.

Building on this success, the 2018 SBCC Summit will also take a deep dive into the power of Entertainment-Education and once again offer an opportunity for SBCC professionals to share knowledge and research and to strengthen networks. The Summit will be held April 16-20, 2018, in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, and will offer participants a number of ways to disseminate recent research, tools and programming: through technical oral or poster presentations, panel presentations, a multi-media video showcase, Ted-talk-like “Comm Talks” or skills-building workshops.

The Summit will be organized around three overarching themes: 1) What Works, 2) Making Sense of the Field Now and 3) Agenda and Voice Setting. Abstracts and concept notes for the Summit sessions will be submitted and organized by theme.

The SBCC Summit International Secretariat, headed by Susan Krenn, CCP’s executive director, has opened abstract submission for poster presentations, preformed panel presentations, “Comm Talks” and concept notes for skills-building workshops. Abstract and concept note submission is open now through Monday, November 27. For more information, including how to submit your ideas, please visit the 2018 SBCC Summit website.

We hope you’ll join us in Nusa Dua in April. For updates on general Summit information and registration, check back to the CCP website or sign up for email alerts from CCP.

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