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.
A NEW INITIATIVE: Upon registration, each delegate will have the opportunity to choose a ticket extra as a donation to support the participation of Emerging Indigenous Evaluators' participation in aes17 International Evaluation Conference in Canberra. The ticket extras for donating are available at the rate of $30, $50, and $150 (GST free). You can also choose to donate in multiples or combinations of these amounts.
This is a donation to the charitable organisation Australasian Evaluation Society Ltd who will use all of the donated funds to directly support Emerging Indigenous Evaluators to attend the conference. As its contribution, the Australasian Evaluation Society will waive registration fees for supported participants.