New and persistent forms of political uncertainty are impacting think tanks globally. Thinktankers, funders and policy experts from around the world join us in London to discuss the role of think tanks amidst political uncertainty.
51% of organisations in our latest sector survey named political uncertainty as a key challenge, citing polarised elections, regional instability, the rise of populism, eroding democracies, weakened institutions and public distrust as just some of the issues they contend with daily.
At the OTT Conference 2023, we are joined by thinktankers, funders and policy experts from around the world to discuss the role of think tanks amidst political uncertainty. How can think tanks achieve their goals in an area dominated by political uncertainty? What role can think tanks play in countering it and how can donors best support them?
About the conference
The OTT Conference is a space to exchange knowledge and experience, establish and strengthen partnerships and co-develop solutions to common sector challenges. Our conferences are designed to create opportunity for formal and informal interactions, and for participants to create sessions on topics that are relevant and important to them. The Conference is attended by think tank leaders, funders, policy experts and think tank scholars.
OTT Conference 2023 is an invitation-only two-day event at Chatham House and includes a mix of :
- Keynote addresses
- Plenary sessions
- Parallel sessions designed to explore an issue in more depth
- Extended coffee and lunch breaks to allow for more informal interaction and relationship building (especially important after three years online!)
- Marketplace of ideas: a space for organisations to present strategies for working amidst political uncertainty.
Partners and sponsors
The OTT Conference 2023 is held in partnership with, and hosted by Chatham House. The conference is possible thanks to the valuable long term support from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Robert Bosch Stiftung Foundation. We’re grateful for the creative design work of Soapbox. Finally we are grateful for funding from the Ford Foundation, Asia Foundation, and GIZ to bring participants from across the world.