The theme for the conference is Evaluation in an Uncertain World:Complexity, Legitimacy and Ethics.
From the event website:
DR. ESTELLE RAIMONDO
Dr. Estelle Raimondo is an evaluation methods expert at the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group, where she leads evaluations and advises and trains teams on a wide range of evaluation methodologies. She also acts as the external methods advisor for the Under-Secretary of State of Global Affairs Canada.
DR. BARBARA BEFANI
Dr. Barbara Befani has 15 years of experience as an evaluation methodology expert, trainer, and community builder. She is interested in human progress, particularly the idea of communities using rationality and scientific principles to improve their collective condition.
Katherine Zeserson (www.zeserson.com) is an independent strategic consultant, musician, writer, coach and facilitator. She works at the intersections between leadership culture, social transformation, organisational impact and creative process. Her organisational practice combines strategic advisory and evaluative work with one to one coaching and creative group / team development.
Zenda Ofir is a full-time independent evaluation specialist from South Africa, currently based in Switzerland. With a PhD in (Ecological) Chemistry, she was a senior programme manager in a South African Science Council and the Director of Research of the University of Pretoria before turning to evaluation.. She is a former AfrEA President, IOCE Vice-President, AEA Board Member and co-founder of SAMEA.
Sebastian brings over 15 years of experience designing and implementing evaluations for public and private sector organizations. As a scholar-practitioner, his interests revolve around theory-based evaluation, alternative approaches to impact evaluation, and evidence reviews. Sebastian currently serves as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Evaluation.
Astrid Brousselle is a professor and director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria, British-Columbia, Canada. She is also the convener of the group UVic in the Anthropocene. Pr. Brousselle contributes to the analysis and development of theories and methods in evaluation that she applies to various areas of research in public health and health system organization.
FRANS L. LEEUW
Frans L Leeuw (sociologist) is Professor of Law, Public Policy and Social Science Research, University of Maastricht, Netherlands (since 2005) and Evaluation advisor to national governments, the EU and organizations like the World Bank. He was one of the founders of the EES and President.
Executive Director, Mozaik Foundation, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vesna Bajšanski-Agić joined Mozaik in 2008, as Mozaik begun its transformation into a social enterprise. Today, Mozaik Foundation is the leading social enterprise in the Western Balkans, engaged in programs relevant to youth social entrepreneurship and social innovation.
Peter Dahler-Larsen, Ph.D., is professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where he is the leader of the Center for Research on Evaluation, Measurement, and Effects (CREME). He is past president of European Evaluation Society, and author of “The Evaluation Society” (Stanford University Press) and “Quality: From Plato to Performance” (Palgrave). H