Building Evidence

The Communication for Change Conference welcomes the submission of abstracts for the Building Evidence Track.

Drawing from a diverse interdisciplinary pool of evidence and best practices in social and economic development, behavioural research and public health interventions, this conference track will offer a repertoire of new and emerging trends in communication for change through evidence based methodologies and creative programme and content design. The track addresses the need to showcase evidence-based approaches of creative methodologies such as participatory action research, and human centred design, and the use of digital platforms for innovative programme implementation; and promotes the need for research to inform implementation and practice. Conference participants will acquire key insights into the evidence and toolboxes of best practices for communication for social and behavioural change.

We encourage work that introduces new ideas, concepts, research and deepens understanding in the field, as well as analyses of both successes and failures.

Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract:

  • Queries can be submitted to the following email address programme@communicationforchange.co.za
  • All abstracts must be written in English
  • No graphic images, tables, graphs or columns should be submitted with your abstract.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  • Abstract titles will be subject to a spell check if the abstract is selected for presentation.

Please draft your abstract according to the headings in the form and note that the abstract body can contain no more than 300 words in total.

Each abstract has to be broken down into the following four sections when you submit:

  • Background and objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion.

The total word count is limited to 300.

Submissions deadline: 17 September 2018

The LAB

The Communication for Change Conference welcomes the submission of abstracts for the The LAB.

As part of the vision to build a community of innovative practitioners, the Communication for Change Conference invites thought leaders and disrupters across the communications space to showcase their communication innovations through the LAB. This can be groundbreaking research, a campaign or a creative strategy. The proposal should highlight the approach taken, the underpinning research, the innovation/innovative approach, the results as well as valuable, teachable lessons learnt.

The LAB is a series of unique, never-seen before sessions, in which conference participants are given insights into diverse approaches to communication from research to campaign implementation from industry leaders. These approaches will show participations innovative ways to transform brand messaging into informative, engaging communication that challenges the status quo. The LAB allows industry leaders to share important lessons learnt from the field and how to amplify a brand in a crowded information age.

Please submit your abstract of not more than 300 words. Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your abstract:

  • Queries can be submitted to the following email address programme@communicationforchange.co.za
  • All abstracts must be written in English
  • No graphic images, tables, graphs or columns should be submitted with your abstract.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific fact in the abstract text will be reproduced as typed by the author.
  • Abstract titles will be subject to a spell check if the abstract is selected for presentation.

Please draft your abstract according to the headings in the form and note that the abstract body can contain no more than 300 words in total.

Submissions deadline: 17 September 2018