From November 11-14, 2018 over 200 think tank representatives, policymakers, donors, researchers, and like-minded stakeholders will converge in Bangkok, Thailand to celebrate all that’s been achieved over nearly a decade of the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).
Our flagship event, the Think Tank Initiative Exchange (TTIX), will be the third and final of its kind. The focus is ‘Sustainable Organizations for Sustainable Development’ and an alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals is woven throughout the agenda. As we all come together to look to the future the main question we will aim to answer is: How can think tanks continue to contribute to building more equitable and prosperous societies?
The three day conference will be organized around the following themes:
DAY 1: SET THE SCENE - REFLECT ON THE PAST AND FOCUS ON THE FUTURE
After opening TTIX, think tanks will share their TTI journey and reflect on the future in a session called “Think Tanks in a Changing World’. In the afternoon, we will have a collaborative session on lessons learned and what we would do differently if we could do it again, and then move to a discussion with funders where participants will be encouraged to “Ask Any Questions”.
DAY 2: EXPLORE AND ENGAGE
We will begin with a marketplace showcasing think tank achievements, before moving to two sets of parallel sessions where participants will break into small groups: the first will have a thematic breakdown that aligns with the marketplace and the second will focus on practices and approaches. From there we will learn more about the South Asian Sustainable Think Tanks project before regrouping for dinner.
DAY 3: COLLABORATE AND LEARN
The last day will bring us back to the marketplace to learn more about “in-demand” projects and ideas. We will then have our final set of parallel sessions where we explore collaboration opportunities before moving to an extended lunch that marks the end of TTIX.
To learn more about the upcoming Think Tank Initiative Exchange, visit our website : http://events.thinktankinitiative.org/unveiling-ttix-2018/
Follow discussions about the Exchange via our Twitter account (@TTI_ITT ) using the hashtag: #2018TTIX