Every two years the World Social Marketing Conference brings together world leading academics, thought leaders, practitioners, and policy makers from across a range of sectors, who are passionate about making positive behaviour change a reality.  The event’s mission is to foster and share best practice, not only for communications professionals and thinkers but also for funders and policy makers.

The event delivers content that attendees can learn from and take home with them to help make real, effective and long lasting positive change and has engaged nearly 2000 change makers worldwide in the past 8 years with events in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada and, in 2017, the USA.

Conference Convener and renowned social marketing expert, Professor Jeff French said: “The world Social Marketing Conference is the place where every two years a broad community of practitioners, policy makers and academics come together to share understanding about how to tackle the worlds wicked problems.

“We know that social marketing is one of the best methodologies we have to understand how to help and work with people to solve many of the big behavioural challenges we face around the world form health, environment, transport, crime and many others.

“I am incredibly excited about the conference that will take place in Washington on May 2017 as it will provide those attending with up to date best practice, inspiration and an opportunity to grow their professional networks.”

The organising committee for the conference would love to secure your help in spreading the word about this event to your networks, and would strongly encourage you to consider submitting a practice or academic paper. We are looking for examples of exemplary work in this field and are passionate about providing platforms for academics and agencies alike to share their work.

If you would like more information about the current call for papers, which is now open and will be closing 16 September 2016, or any further information about the event then please visit the conference website.

If you would like to get involved, feel you can help promote this great event for change makers then please so drop the conference organisers a note. The best points of contact are John@fuseevents.org or Matt@fuseevents.org.

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