The Observatory holds events throughout the year to bring together innovators from across the public sector to share experiences and exchange knowledge. Here you can find summaries of past events and details of our upcoming activities.

Upcoming events

  • World Government Summit, 12-13 February 2017, Dubai

  • Workshop on Systems Thinking, 28 February 2017, Paris

  • 55th OECD Public Governance Committee, April 2017, Paris

  • Symposium on Innovative Cities, June 2017, Paris

  • Embedding innovation in the public sector, OPSI conference, November 2016

Recent events

  • Co-design workshop on evaluating innovation initiatives and meeting of the OPSI National Contact Points, 13-14 December 2016, Paris

  • French Public Sector Innovation Week, November 2016, Paris

  • 54th OECD Public Governance Committee, November 2016, Paris

  • Brazil Public Sector Innovation Week, September 2016, Brasillia

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Working with Change: Systems Approaches to Public Challenges
28 February 2017, Paris

This workshop aims to better understand how systems approaches can enhance public policies and service delivery through more user-tailored and adaptive governance processes.

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Innovating the Public Sector: from ideas to impact
13-14 November 2014, Paris

Over two days, more than 400 participants from over forty countries and a wide range of backgrounds (the public, private, academic and civil society sectors were all represented) came together in Paris to discuss and explore key themes related to public sector innovation.

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World Government Summit
12-13 February 2017, Dubai

The OPSI team attending the World Government Summit and launching the report Embracing Innovation in Government: Global Trends, conducted in partnership with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation of the Government of the United Arab Emirates.

Read the report and our blog posts
Future State
30-31 March 2016, Santiago, Chile

In collaboration with the Chilean Government’s Laboritorio del Gobierno, the OPSI team organised Future State, a conference to explore key questions about the role of public sector innovation in envisioning and delivering the future of public services.

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