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Evidence in context: expanding the dialogue

September 14-18, 2020

In September 2020, the Chief Scientist of Québec will host INGSA2020 — Evidence in Context: Expanding the Dialogue, the 4th International Conference on Science Advice to Government, with the support of the Chief Science Advisor of Canada. The conference will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada.

The great societal, technological, and political challenges facing humanity are all keenly expressed at the intersection of science and policy. Whether it is fake news, post-trust, the threat to the global commons, digital wellbeing, inequality, or any number of parallel issues facing citizens and governments, the need for robust mechanisms for evidence-informed policy has never been more serious, be it at a local, national or international level.

The conference theme, Evidence in Context: Expanding the Dialogue, is driven by the need for a deeper understanding of the contextualized and constructed nature of evidence, the multilayered challenges facing expertise, and the need to understand and integrate different types of knowledge.

INGSA2020 will bring together more than 600 stakeholders from across academia, policymaking, diplomacy, and the private sector to comprehensively examine the role and function of science-to-policy mechanisms at, and between, all levels of government.

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is a unique forum that brings together a world of perspective from the Global North and South, from across the natural and social sciences, and across science and policymaking. INGSA2020 will be a critical meeting point to interrogate how evidence can influence public policy in an increasingly complex world.

For the first time, INGSA2020 will also encompass a 2-day academic conference and will be opening a call for abstracts during the winter 2020.

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September 14-18, 2020


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1555 Peel St Suite 500,
Montreal, QC H3A 3L8

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