Events

BetterEvaluation lists events as a service to the evaluation community.
We do not officially endorse these events unless they are noted as a BetterEvaluation event.

Here is some upcoming events of interest to the evaluation community. Please don't hesitate to suggest an event.

Open online courses

Effective and Creative Evaluation Report Writing - In this course, students will learn best practices for effective and creative report writing specific to evaluation reports. Learning points and practical exercises are combined to develop skills in putting together an effective and engaging evaluation report.

Cutting-Edge Monitoring & Evaluation: A Guide for Practitioners - This course lays the ground for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) by considering challenges in current M&E practice, introducing a tool-box of evaluation techniques and showing where these can be best applied. 

How to Be a Successful Evaluation Consultant - This course provides the opportunity to learn how to establish, manage and maintain an evaluation consultancy.

Managing the Politics of Evaluation - This course considers some of the challenges that evaluators and evaluation managers face when striving to have an impartial evaluation of a programme.

February

Conference

8th EvalMENA Conference
Jordan - 27th February, 2020 to 29th February, 2020 - Paid

The theme for The Middle East and North Africa Evaluators Network (EvalMENA) conference 2020 is: Evaluation for Sustainable Development and Change. 

March

Webinar

Engage Your Stakeholders with Data Parties Webinar
Online - 5th March, 2020 - Paid

A short webinar that covers the who, what, why, when, and how of hosting a data party to engage stakeholders in making better sense of evaluation and research data. Presented by Kylie Hutchinson. 

Conference

International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis 2020
Ireland - 24th March, 2020 to 26th March, 2020 - Paid

The theme for the conference is Fostering Innovation in Practice. Registration is now open. 

International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation, and Synthesis: Fostering Innovation in Practice
Ireland - 24th March, 2020 to 26th March, 2020 - Paid

This is a SAVE THE DATE notice. The dates for the 2020 International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation, and Synthesis are set to be Tuesday March 24 – Thursday 26, 2020. Workshop date(s) are yet to be confirmed but Monday 23rd March is looking likely. The venue will be Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland.

April

Webinar

A Crash Course on Data Visualisation
Online - 2nd April, 2020 - Paid

A short webinar on the latest techniques in data visualisation, hosted by Kylie Hutchinson.

Conference

Eastern Evaluation Research Society Conference 2020
United States - 26th April, 2020 to 28th April, 2020 - Paid

 The theme for the is Eastern Evaluation Research Society Conference 2020 is Capacity, Complexity, Collaboration. Registrations are now open

June

Conference

UK Evaluation Society Conference 2020
United Kingdom - 3rd June, 2020 to 4th June, 2020 - Paid

The theme for the 2020 UK Evaluation Society Conference is Evaluation and Evaluative Thinking: Insights for methods, capabilities, culture and implementation. UKES is currently calling for abstracts for this conference. The closing date for receipt of abstracts for formal presentations is 17 February 2020 and for poster presentations is 1 May 2020.

Canadian Evaluation Society Annual Conference 2020
Canada - 13th June, 2020 to 17th June, 2020 - Paid

The theme for the 2020 Canadian Evaluation Society Conference is Evaluation Utilization: Reaching our potential? This event is the largest gathering for evaluators in Canada. Registrations open 1 March 2020.  

July

Conference

ANZEA 2020 Conference
New Zealand - 13th July, 2020 to 15th July, 2020 - Paid

The theme for the conference is Evaluation Innovation in Aotearoa: Enabling a safer climate and social equity for wellbeing. Toitū te whenua, toitū te tangata, whakamaua kia tina! Registration information to come.

September

Conference

The 14th European Evaluation Society Biennial Conference
Denmark - 21st September, 2020 to 25th September, 2020 - Paid

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.  

Sixth International Centre for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) Conference
United States - 30th September, 2020 to 2nd October, 2020 - Paid

The CREA 2020 theme is Interrogating Cultural Responsiveness against the Backdrop of Racism and Colonialism. Proposals are due by February 7

October

Conference

Evidence and Implementation Summit 2020
Australia - 21st October, 2020 to 22nd October, 2020 - Paid

The theme for the summit is Bringing together evidence, implementation, policy, and politics: Towards a better future for all. Abstract submissions close 26 April 2020.

American Evaluation Associate 2020 Annual Conference
United States - 26th October, 2020 to 31st October, 2020 - Paid

The theme for the conference is “How Will You Shine Your Light?” in Evaluation Practice? Proposals due 18 March 2020  

November

Conference

GeOnG Forum on Humanitarian and Development Data
France - 2nd November, 2020 to 4th November, 2020 - Paid

CartONG is calling for session ideas for the 7th GeOnG Forum on Humanitarian and Development Data to be held November 2-4, 2020 in Chambéry (France). The main theme will be: People at the heart of Information Management: promoting responsible and inclusive practices. The Open Call for Suggestions will remain open until the end of May 2020. Registration will open in March 2020.