Source: Forced Migration List.
Humanitarian Innovation Conference
Following the success of the inaugural Humanitarian Innovation Conference, we are delighted to announce that #HIP2015 will take place in Oxford in July 2015. The 2015 conference theme is ‘facilitating innovation’. As interest and dialogue around humanitarian innovation continues to expand, conference participants are invited to explore the challenges of creating an enabling environment for humanitarian innovation.
In the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit, a key focus of the conference will explore how we enable innovation by and for affected communities. What does it mean to take a human-centred approach seriously, and to engage in co-creation with affected populations? It will also seek to examine what facilitation means across the wider humanitarian ecosystem, and how we can better convene the collective talents of people within and across traditional and non-traditional humanitarian actors.
Call for Papers (deadline: 20 February 2015)
We are accepting submissions for individual presentations or proposals for full panel sessions.
Authors are invited to submit an abstract for individual paper proposals or a brief outline for panel proposals or alternative sessions. These should include the title of the paper and an abstract of up to 250 words. Panel proposals should include the title of the panel, an abstract for the panel theme, and details of all the authors and papers to be included. We welcome presentations from academics, policymakers and practitioners. For more details, see our full call for papers: http://www.oxhip.org/wp-content/uploads/HIP2015-Full-Call-for-Papers-Final.pdf. Please submit a title and a brief abstract for your presentation to email@example.com.
There are many ways to participate in #HIP2015. We welcome contributions and presentations from academics, policymakers and practitioners. We invite individual paper proposals, full panel proposals, and suggestions for alternative and original format sessions (e.g. films, debates, demonstrations) from across sectors. Creativity and diversity are encouraged!
Conference Presentations & Papers
We are accepting submissions for individual presentations or proposals for full panel sessions. For more details, see the full call for papers below. Please submit a title and a brief abstract for your presentation by 20 February 2015. We are also accepting submission of full conference papers. If you wish to submit a paper to the conference, the deadline is 1 July 2015. Accepted papers will be shared with conference participants and on the HIP website.
We also invite submissions from organisations or projects that would like to host an interactive workshop on innovation or other participation-based sessions for conference participants. This includes suggestions for alternative and original sessions such as debates, ‘open space’ formats, and innovative facilitation techniques from across sectors. Creativity and diversity are encouraged!
#HIP2015 Innovation ‘LAB’
This year there will be space at the conference to set up demonstrations or other interactive platforms for products or programmes in humanitarian innovation. Please get in touch if you or your organisation would be interested in organising an interactive and hands-on workshop at the conference.
‘Innovation’ Photo Exhibition
The Humanitarian Innovation Project will sponsor a photo exhibition for ‘Humanitarian Innovation in Action’. All conference participants are invited to submit their favourite photo depicting a ‘humanitarian innovation’ along with a 100-200 word description. Selected photos will be displayed at the conference, and a photo book will be published and made available following the conference.
Display Materials & Literature
There will be space at the conference for speakers and organisations to display posters or printed materials to share with other participants. If you are interested in sending or bringing materials for display, please let us know in advance so that we can arrange a space for you. We can also make arrangements if you would like to ship your materials in advance of the conference.
Registration to attend the conference will be open online from early 2015.
Follow @hiprojectOx on Twitter and view the hashtag #HIP2015 for updates. Find out more about the Humanitarian Innovation Project at www.oxhip.org.