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SBCC Summit Now Accepting Abstracts


Abstracts for oral presentations, poster presentations, pre-formed panel presentations, TED Talk-style “Comm Talks” and concept notes for skills-building workshops are now being accepted for the Shifting Norms, Changing Behavior, Amplifying Voices: What Works? 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit featuring Entertainment-Education.

The Summit will be held April 16 to 20, 2018, in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. With a deep dive into the power of Entertainment–Education (EE), the Summit provides a critical space to strengthen advocacy for SBCC investments; expand connections between SBCC organizations, practitioners and scholars; share and learn new skills, evidence and methodologies; and contribute to setting the global SBCC agenda.

The 2018 Summit offers participants a number of ways to disseminate recent research, tools and programming: through technical oral or poster presentations, participating in a panel presentation, giving a Comm Talk, showing a multi-media video showcase, and/or facilitating a skills-building workshop.

The Summit will be organized around three overarching themes: 1) What Works, 2) Making Sense of the Field Now, and 3) Agenda and Voice Setting. Abstracts and concept notes for the Summit sessions will be submitted and organized by theme.

The deadline for abstract and concept note submission is Monday, November 27, 2017. All submissions must be in English, Spanish or French and will be acknowledged on receipt. For more details regarding each type of submission, further requirements and more information about the Summit and its themes, click on the button below:

Submit an Abstract

Regardless of your abstract status, we hope you’ll join us in Nusa Dua in April. Registration information will be available in early October 2017!

Updates about the Summit can also be found here on The Communication Initiative Network.


Susan Krenn
Executive Director
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

Warren Feek
Executive Director
The Communication Initiative

Rafael Obregon
Chief, Communication for Development Section
United Nations Children’s Fund

Lebo Ramafoko
Executive Director
Soul City Institute

James Deane
Director of Policy and Learning
BBC Media Action


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