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On Think Tanks Conferences

On Think Tanks and its partners seek to create and nurture open spaces for thinktankers, funders, policymakers and policy entrepreneurs to come together, develop new ideas and collaborate. Our conference are highly participatory, combining several types of activities and sessions to maximise thoughtful engagement.

On Think Tanks and its partners collaborate in the development and nurturing of spaces for engagement between thinktankers, think tank scholars, policymakers, funders and policy entrepreneurs. These conferences offer a chance to meet future partners, share ideas and develop solutions to shared challenges.

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Find out more about these conferences:

On Think Tanks Conference 2020: the online event

We were unable to organise the 2020 conference in Berlin as planned. We hosted a pilot online event, instead.

Read about the 2020 online conference. 

The opening panel: Think tanks and technology

Diane Stone on transnational policy networks and think tanks

A parallel session on going digital under COVID-19

A parallel session on diversity in think tanks

Dusting Gilbreath on AI and machine learning

A parallel session on responding to COVID-19

A parallel session on using technology to drive communications

On Think Tanks Conference 2019

Read about the OTT Conference 2019

Who was there?

What did they say?

And many more.

On Think Tanks Conference 2019: Washington DC

Read about the OTT Conference 2019: Washington DC 

The keynotes:

On Think Tanks Conference 2018

Read about the OTT Conference 2018

Who was there?

… and many more.

On Think Tanks Conference 2018: South Africa

Read about the OTT Conference 2018 in South Africa

On Think Tanks Conference 2017

Read about the OTT Conference 2017


OTT Conference partners