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.
Pre-conference: Sunday 3 September
Post-conference: Thursday 7 September
Venue: Novotel Canberra
Every year we offer a concentrated and comprehensive program of topical and innovative workshops on the latest in evaluation theories and methods, practices and tools.
This year’s program will feature a strong selection of topics for evaluation professionals, and commissioners, at every level of experience and expertise.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
The AES is pleased to invite applications from emerging Indigenous evaluators from across the Australasian and Pacific region for support to participate in the AES Annual International Conference. These grants support Indigenous evaluators to participate in strengthening the knowledge base of the evaluation sector and to further develop their own capacities in evaluation with Indigenous people and communities. The grants are designed to support attendance and contribution to the AES conference.
SUPPORT THE PROGRAM
Upon registration, each delegate will have the opportunity to choose a ticket extra as a donation to support the participation of Emerging Indigenous Evaluators in the conference. There are additional ways you can support the program.