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Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum 2024


The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum (CKF) is a biennial event that provides opportunities for professional development, learning and networking for those interested in knowledge mobilization, translation, and exchange. It brings together a community dedicated to sharing learnings, best practices, tools, and resources. CKF24 will be taking place in-person in Montréal on June 19-21st 2024.

Theme: From Ideas to Action: Building Capacity for Knowledge Mobilization and Research Impact

Contribution Formats

We are seeking contributions in the following formats:

Lightning Talk

  • Format: Maximum 5-minute presentation, providing insights into current or emerging knowledge mobilization work, case studies, or innovative projects.
  • Purpose: Share “what you need to know” about your work or topic of choice. Learn from multiple presenters in a variety of sectors.
  • Audience: 100+ people in the main auditorium.


  • Format: 60-minute skill building workshop that focuses on the practical aspects of building knowledge mobilization capacity within organizations and communities.
  • Purpose: Share methods and tools in an interactive and engaging format. Help participants to improve their skills and understanding to become better mobilizers.
  • Audience: 25-40 people

Catalyst Roundtable

  • Format: 10 to 15-minute presentation followed by facilitated 30-minute small group discussions of the ideas, the connections, and the implications for knowledge mobilization practice.
  • Purpose: The presentations act as a catalyst for conversation - the value of these sessions emerges from the exchange of ideas and in-depth exploration of emerging knowledge mobilization topics.
  • Audience: 20-30 people

Virtual Poster Presentation / Case Study (Asynchronous)

  • Format: A 5-8 minute pre-recorded video presentation sharing insights and best practices from a knowledge mobilization project or case study. Can accommodate up to 10 minutes by request.
  • Purpose: Share “what you need to know” about your work or topic, giving attendees the opportunity to learn in their own time.
  • Audience: Anyone registered for the Forum will be able to view the presentation within our event platform.

The forum is a bilingual event. We highly encourage presentations in both English and French.

How to Apply

To apply, fill out the form.


  • 250-word summary or outline emphasizing the content, objectives, audience and/or format of the contribution
  • 200-word justification of its relevance
  • 100-word description for the program

The contribution deadline for the forum is March 10th, 2024, at 11:59pm PT.

Please Note: Presenters must purchase a ticket and be registered for the Forum. Registration will be launched in early 2024. You can expect to be notified about the status of your application in April 2024.

To learn more about the Forum, visit our website.


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