The Canadian Evaluation Society's 2019 conference will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from May 26-29.
Deadline for proposals: December 14, 2018
Conference dates: May 26-29, 2019
Conference theme: Bridges
Subtheme 1: Bridges that connect
This sub-theme invites conversations about the connections built, sustained, or strengthened through evaluation and is an opportunity to share experiences about building and traveling bridges to overcome obstacles to evaluation. Evaluators also build bridges to strengthen stakeholder relationships and to help programs reach their goals efficiently and effectively.
Subtheme 2: Sustaining and using bridges
Bringing people together to make a difference may be simpler than sustaining connections through life-cycles of change-making. This sub-theme inspires conversations about how to build sustainable connections that can weather
storms and be adapted as needed to remain useful. We invite delegates to discuss established bridges in need of up-keep or new supports, as well as those that are no longer useful or relevant.
Subtheme 3: Stories from the ship’s bridge
A bridge can be ‘the elevated platform from which the captain steers a ship.’ From the bridge the captain has a broad view of the surrounding environment and access to navigational tools to guide the ship safely on its journey. This subtheme conjures notions of complex system evaluation and is an opportunity for delegates to share their experiences from the ship’s bridge as evaluative leaders guiding the way through complex systems in stormy weather and fair skies.