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

Important notice:

In light of the current pandemic, many event organisers globally are postponing or cancelling events, or shifting events online. We will try to update our event listings as we become aware of these changes, but we advise you to check with event organisers about the status of any event you are interested in attending.

Alice Macfarlan, Knowledge Platform Manager
17th March, 2020

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.



Postponed — Using Big Data and Data Linkage in Evaluation ​Seminar
Australia - 10th April, 2020 - Free

A monthly seminar, presented by the Australian Evaluation Society and this month hosted by Guyonne Kalb of the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, University of Melbourne. Guyonne will on focus the advantages that big data and data linkages bring in policy evaluation. 

Postponed — AES Seminar: Using Big Data and Data Linkage in Evaluation
Australia - 15th April, 2020 - Free

This event has been postponed until further notice. Thisis a free seminar organised by the VIC Regional Network Committee of the AES.


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

This conference has been cancelled.



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.  



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.



Postponed - AES20: Through the lens
Australia - 9th September, 2020 to 11th September, 2020 - Paid

The Australian Evaluation Society's 2020 conference will be held in Brisbane in September. The conference theme is 'Through the lens' - Evaluation has the power to be a lens that transforms the way we see the world. As evaluators, as people, we wear many lenses that shape what we see and how we focus our vision. Our lenses can help us to reflect on the wisdom of our elders; to refract our knowledge and learning in ways that enable us to embrace diversity in our communities; as well as to refocus on the future and create shared visions that resonate.

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



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 Association 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  



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.