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The School of Thinktankers: inspiring the leaders of the future

On Think Tanks has partnered with Canning House to deliver an existing new course for future Latin American think tank leaders. The School of Thinktankers is designed to address a challenge that all think tanks in the world face: good think tank leaders are scarce. More details about The School will be shared soon but this is your chance to sign-up and express your interest in being part of it.

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Round 3 of ttdatavis now open for submissions!

We're pleased to announce that Round 3 of the On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition is now open for submissions. Submit your data visualisation and communication strategy now!

This third and final round of the 2014-15 competition is focused on finding data visualisations that have been most successfully used as part of a wider communication strategy.

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2015: looking into a new year for On Think Tanks

A new year for On Think Tanks. 2015 will provide many opportunities to grow and support think tanks and their supporters in many other ways. Please get in touch and help us out.

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How to produce a public event

Public events are an excellent communication and convening tool for think tanks but few use them to their full potential. This post outlines some advice on how to produce an event for impact. It argues that events can be cheap and entertaining -for speakers and audiences alike- but they have to be produced more carefully.

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Vote Now for your favourite interactive visualisations

It is time to vote for your favourite interactive data visualisations. The On Think Tanks Data Visualisation competition is showing the candidates for the second round that focuses on interactive visualisations. The top 5 visualisations will go on to be judged by the panel. Vote is open until 10 December 2014.

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An on the record discussion about think tanks (también en castellano)

José Luis Chicoma, Executive Director of Ethos Public Policy Lab, reflects on a recent gathering of Latin American think tanks. He puts forward 'a theory of the evolution of think tanks' that leads to the formation of much more politically engaged organisations, working closely with grassroots and other actors that hitherto, think tanks have not been known for working closely with.

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Round 2 submission deadline extended

We've already got some great entries to share, but we know there are a lot more examples out there! We also know it's a busy time of year. As such, we've decided to extend the submission deadline by one week.

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Submit an interactive data visualisation now!

Do not miss the opportunity to win excellent prizes for your excellent data visualisations. The second round of the On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition is open until the end of the week. This time is the turn of interactive visualisations.

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Transparify is about to begin rating think tanks transparency credentials

Transparify is about to start rating think tanks transparency. This is your chance to go through your websites and try to make sure that it is easy to find the right information about funding -amounts, sources, and uses.

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Announcing the winners of the TTDATAVIS Competition – Round 1

In the first round of the 2014-15 On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition, we limited entries only to static visualisations. Static visualisations could be anything from a simple bar chart to a multi-part infographic that combines a number of data points to tell a cohesive story. Our diverse panel of judges have reviewed the top six data visualisations as determined by the public vote. Without further ado, the winner of Round 1 and of the US$1500 prize is...

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