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Date 9 Sep 2021 - 10 Sep 2021

Location Oxford, United Kingdom

The Social Outcomes Conference is the annual convening of the world's leading researchers, policymakers and practitioners working to improve social outcomes. As in previous years, the conference will feature discussions on the latest thinking and findings from academic research, alongside insights from the emerging practice across different geographies, disciplines and policy areas. 

Due to COVID-19 meeting and travelling restrictions, the conference will once again take place online, as it did in 2020. However, we expect to be able to offer a limited number of in-person places to those wishing to attend the conference in Oxford. The Blavatnik School of Government is fully equipped for ‘hybrid’ in-person/online events.

This year, the conference will be followed by an Engaging with Evidence series consisting of monthly online events which will pick up on themes from the conference. These sessions are designed to provide a forum to tackle or expand on topics that could not be accommodated in the main conference agenda. Research contributions may also be considered for publication in an upcoming special issue of the International Public Management Journal. For further details on both opportunities, please refer to the ‘Additional opportunities to share your work’ section at the end of this call.

Call for papers and presentations

In keeping with previous editions, the conference aims to bring together the rigour of cutting-edge academic research with an applied, real-world focus. Our ambition is for a vibrant exchange between researchers and practitioners to enhance both research and implementation. Central to this ambition is our commitment to enabling and inspiring more ‘engaged research’ across the field. As such, we invite the submission of research abstracts proposals, practice-focused presentations, research panel proposals and symposia proposals for this year's Social Outcomes Conference 2021. 

Whether you're an academic, researcher, policymaker or practitioner, we'd love to hear from you. Find out more here.

Highlights from last year

In the meanwhile, read our reflections from this year's edition of the conference or check out highlights and the recordings from each day of SOC20.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding SOC21, please get in touch with Andreea in the GO Lab team.

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