We're delighted to be able to share the news that the Australasian Evaluation Society (AES) has extended the deadline for the Emerging Indigenous Evaluators Support Grants for the AES17 International Evaluation Conference and workshops in Canberra.
Applications are now due on July 11, 2017.
The theme of the conference is Evaluation Capital. While hinting at the national capital location (Canberra), the conference theme highlights two important ideas: evaluation is a durable asset for sound governance; and the inherently political nature of evaluation.
All too often conferences fail to make good use of the experience and knowledge of people attending, with most time spent presenting prepared material that could be better delivered other ways, and not enough time spent on discussions and active learning. With closing dates for two evaluation conferences fast approaching (the Australasian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association), could you propose something more useful, that would demonstrate how much we know and care about communicating and using information?
The 2017 Canadian Evaluation Society Annual Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, April 30th to May 3rd. The theme of the conference, “Facing Forward: Innovation, Action and Reflection”, is designed to inspire evaluators at all levels to delve into the latest methods and approaches evaluators are applying in a wide range of contexts and help us explore the ways in which we can incorporate reflection into practice.
Join the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) for their 2016 National Conference in St Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador. The conference theme is 'on the edge', and will be explored by presenters in relation to approaches and methods, technology, professionalization, influence, and culture
Tiina Pasanen is a Research Officer for the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) Programme at the Overseas Development Programme (ODI). In this blog, Tiina shares her top three realist ‘take-aways’ from the 1st International Conference on Realist Approaches to Evaluation and reflects on when or how realist evaluation may be most useful.
BetterEvaluation was privileged to sponsor the Methodological Innovation stream at the African Evaluation Association (AfREA) conference from 3-7 March. What did we learn?
We set out with three questions to focus the panel sessions and workshops in this stream:
- What are examples of effective innovation in evaluation?
- What kinds of innovation are needed to address unmet challenges?
- How do we support effective innovation - in terms of both inventing and adopting new methods and processes?
This is where you will be able to download the presentations from the African Evaluation Association conference 2014 in Yaounde, Cameroon. The presentations are still being collected by AfrEA. Please bookmark this page and come back soon.
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