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#HIP2015 to be held in partnership with World Humanitarian Summit

Video highlights from HIP2014


The Humanitarian Innovation Project is delighted to announce the 2015 Humanitarian Innovation Conference, in partnership with the World Humanitarian Summit. Hosted in Oxford on 17 & 18 July 2015, the theme of this year’s conference is ‘facilitating innovation’. As interest and dialogue around humanitarian innovation continues to expand, conference participants are invited to explore the challenges of creating an enabling environment for humanitarian innovation.

In the lead up to the World Humanitarian Summit, a key focus of the conference will explore how we enable innovation by and for affected communities. What does it mean to take a human-centred approach seriously, and to engage in co-creation with affected populations? It will also seek to examine what facilitation means across the wider humanitarian ecosystem, and how we can better convene the collective talents of people within and across traditional and non-traditional humanitarian actors.

Call for Papers

Deadline: 31 March 2015

We are accepting submissions for individual presentations or proposals for full panel sessions.

Authors are invited to submit an abstract for individual paper proposals or a brief outline for panel proposals or alternative sessions.  These should include the title of the paper and an abstract of up to 250 words. Panel proposals should include the title of the panel, an abstract for the panel theme, and details of all the authors and papers to be included. We welcome presentations from academics, policymakers and practitioners.

For more details, see our full call for papers. Please submit a title and a brief abstract for your presentation to

Get Involved

There are many ways to participate in #HIP2015. We welcome contributions and presentations from academics, policymakers and practitioners. We invite individual paper proposals, full panel proposals, and suggestions for alternative and original format sessions (e.g. films, debates, demonstrations) from across sectors. Creativity and diversity are encouraged!

Please see the HIP website for more details>>


Conference fees will include full access to all conference facilities and events, buffet lunch on both days, and formal dinner in Keble College hall on 17 July. [Note: Registration does not include accommodation; participants will need to make their own arrangements for accommodation, although a number of places will be available through Keble College upon request.] The standard conference fee will be £425, with a reduced rate for participants from academic or non-profit institutions (£325) and students (£275).


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