"Timely, but also illustrating the multiversity of impact and the subsequent methodological challenges/difficulties to deal with the construct"
"Something I wish I had known about years ago it's great!"
The international conference on increasing the impact of scientific knowledge and data through (long term) engagement between the science-ecosystem and societal stakeholders
Following the persisting global COVID-19 pandemic as a societal challenge, there is a call to transform interdisciplinary research evidence into practical knowledge for societal stakeholders. However, the importance of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts (SSHA) is often undervalued; therefore, the necessity to enhance supporting structures, policies and strategies becomes paramount. In order to generate a profound impact of SSHA on society, a robust framework for assessing and stimulating impact, coalitions with parties from business, government and not-for-profits, and engaging with the broader public are all critical aspects.
To facilitate this aim, AESIS is proud to announce that its next edition on ‘Impact of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts on Society’ will be hosted from Stockholm, Sweden. In this conference, we bring together research managers, science policymakers, funders, knowledge exchange experts, and other relevant professionals from all parts of the world to venture subjects such as: how does cultural change have a social impact in the context of SSHA? How do we foster the trust and credibility of SSHA in society? What does impact mean in the context of different segments of society, and through which robust and valid indicators can you assess it? How can the path to impact be made more accessible, and which skills can enable one to optimise impact inter-sectoral collaboration for the sake of the public as a whole? Finally, how to better understand the impact in the face of societal challenges such as climate change, health, diversity and conflict?
In order to offer the most insightful programme to our audience, AESIS will be collaborating with Swedish Research Council, Riksabankens Jubileumsfond & Vetenskap & Allmänhet. Working with them and other partners involved in the Swedish Science-Eco-system provides an excellent and inspirational context to foster the worldwide discussion on impact. At the same time, several international perspectives can offer valuable and critical evaluations of the current progress and obstacles in Stockholm.
After editions in Cardiff, Copenhagen, Washington, Toronto, and Brussels, we are thrilled to bring this cross-sectoral conversation on the Societal Impact of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts to Stockholm. AESIS, Swedish Research Council and their other partners are excited to welcome you to the ‘Impact of Social Sciences, Humanities & Arts 2022’ conference.
Research managers & administrators, evaluators, science funders, policy makers,
Impact professionals, and other interested professionals in science and society