Cathy Howe (2014) “A cat, an elf-lord and a spaceman walked into a room… the first UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum had begun” Sources & Resources section of Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice 10(2) May 2014 283-288
This paper reports on the first UK Knowledge Mobilisation Forum, held in mixed reality on 3-4 February 2014. This forum brought together 70 delegates from 15 sectors under the theme of ‘making connections matter’. Highly participatory and academically credible, the forum combined a form of ‘open space’ participation with presentations from respected speakers on topics as diverse as design, fiction writing and community-university co-production. The forum has been described as ‘a hallmark event’. It was rated as excellent or good by 85% attendees and there is demand for it to become an annual event. It will be held in Edinburgh in 2015.