CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR AES17 INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION CONFERENCE
Whatever your role, interest and experience in evaluation we invite you to submit a proposal for a conference presentation or conference workshop and join us in Canberra to debate, discuss, share knowledge and experiences, network and learn about what is happening in evaluation in the Australasian region and across the world.
We invite you to submit a proposal for delivering a presentation at the conference and/or a pre/post-conference workshop.
The 2017 Conference theme is Evaluation Capital.
Our societies are undergoing profound economic, social and technological transitions. Complexity and turbulence have come to define our world. In these times, societies with more evaluation capital will be better off than those with less. We have chosen Evaluation Capital as our conference theme, as an invitation to discuss how we can grow this asset across Australasia.
While hinting at the national capital location, the 2017 conference theme Evaluation Capital captures two important but often neglected ideas in evaluation.
Firstly, evaluation is a durable asset for sound governance. That is, longevity and permanence should be built into our evaluation systems because societies with more evaluation capital are better off than those with less.
The second idea concerns the inherently political nature of evaluation, and that evaluation commissioners and practitioners must be sensitive to the effect of politics when making their evaluative choices.
At the 2017 conference we are asking for proposals that contribute to the following conference sub-themes of Evaluation Capital:
Insights from theory
Learn from practice
The conference will be held from 4–6 September 2017 at the National Convention Centre, Canberra. The conference will be accompanied by one day of pre-conference workshops on 3 September and one day of post-conference workshops on 7 September at the Novotel Canberra.
We welcome proposals that speak to the diversity of contexts evaluators work in – government, arts and culture, corporate social responsibility, market research, community and workplace safety, education reform, health and wellbeing, Indigenous environments, international development, natural resource management, organisational development, poverty, refugee assistance, and more.
Proposal submission deadlines
Workshop proposals: 13 February 2017
Conference proposals: 6 March 2017
For more information about the conference and the submission process, go to http://conference2017.aes.asn.au/
INTERESTED IN REVIEWING CONFERENCE PROPOSALS?
We are seeking your assistance to review the conference proposals. The call for conference proposals closes on 6 March 2017. The Program Committee is looking to allocate proposals for review in mid-March 2017. The deadline for the review process is 31 March 2017.
This year's conference proposals review will be a double-blind process. This means that author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The review process is fully automated and anonymous. You will be provided with instructions to guide your review and an online assessment form which will need to be completed. Reviewer's names will be published in the conference abstract book. If you are interested, please register here.