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The 14th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference

The theme for the conference is: Evaluation in an Uncertain World: Complexity, Legitimacy and Ethics.

Registrations open 5 February 2020. Deadline for workshop proposals 15 March. Abstract submissions due 21 March.


21st September, 2020 to 25th September, 2020
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The EES 2020 Conference aims to serve as a catalyst for innovative thinking on the role of evaluation and of evaluators; on the tools and approaches which we currently have and those we can create and adapt in the future; on how we can capitalise on the information we generate; and on the impact we can make.
Anchoring our thinking on the dichotomy between the wealth of information we have access to and the place our society gives to it, we have organised the Conference along four strands:

  • Theme 1: The Anthropocene and its complex problems: The role of evaluation
  • Theme 2: Adapting the toolbox: Methodological challenges
  • Theme 3: Propelling and provoking the agenda: The role and responsibility of evaluators
  • Theme 4: Greasing the wheels of evaluation: the role of evaluators, evaluation commissioners/ evaluator funders (donors) in ensuring that knowledge changes practice

These topics allow for (and require) more than the traditional paper, posters or round table sessions: we invite you to consider proposing innovate formats, including fishbowl sessions, thank tank sessions, as well as sessions on tools and birds of a feather sessions.

We wish to facilitate the most interesting, forward looking and engaging discussions we can and therefore encourage you to think innovatively about how to best approach the topic you wish to engage on. We are planning other opportunities for engagement among participants, including speed networking, pop up sessions and evaluation games.