We speak several times a year at both conferences and individual organisations.
In recent times, this has included the On Think Tanks conference, the North American Think Tank Summit, the CHACR annual conference, as well as talks at the United Nations, Atlantic Council, Heritage Foundation, and Cambridge University, among others.
Our presentations are designed to provoke discussion and debate, allowing participants to reflect on how their organisation approaches the topic at hand, and where improvements can be made.
What we speak about
We speak about what we know: the communication of policy ideas, trust in experts, and the information environment.
If you are a think tank, university research centre or policy-focused NGO, we would be delighted to take you and your colleagues through one of the presentations below. Each lasts 15-20 minutes, followed by a 40-45 minute Q&A session. These presentations are free of charge, though bespoke presentations can be commissioned for a fee.
- Democracy 2.0: a new role for the policy expert? Our polling in the US and UK explores the public’s expectations of policy experts, and reflects on the limitations of fact-based communications and the need to put the human at the heat of our communications. [2019 data]
- Evolving the policy communications model. Having set out the new policy-making landscape and the current information system, we propose a new model of communications with storytelling at its heart.
- Think tank storytelling. A dive into how stories and narratives work, and how policy experts can leverage them to help create impact. Case studies available upon request.
- Forging the Think Tank Narrative. Our polling in the US and UK explores public awareness of think tanks, attitudes, and drivers of trust. [2018 data]