NOTE UPCOMING CONFERENCES:
CONFERENCE IN BRISBANE POSTPONED TO 2023
ANNOUNCING 2022 CONFERENCE IN ADELAIDE
Due to the continuing uncertainty from the Covid-19 pandemic, the AES has decided to postpone this year’s Brisbane conference to 2023. Our next conference will be held in Adelaide from 28 August to 1 September 2022.
We acknowledge and thank the Brisbane Conference Committee for their hard work, creativity and commitment in the face of extreme uncertainty. The decision to postpone for a second time has been made with much sadness and some regret.
In the meantime, we will continue to ensure that we offer activities to continue to meet the evaluation sector's needs, including an event during September in a format similar to 2020’s FestEVAL which will this year include announcing the recipients of the AES Awards for Excellence in Evaluation.
The annual AES International Evaluation Conference brings together evaluators from around the world. Presentations include keynote addresses by well-known and thought-provoking national and international evaluators and more than 100 breakout sessions. The three-day conference is bookended by a two-day workshop program.
Each year, the conference is held in a different Australian host city and convened by a dedicated local AES conference committee. The committee identifies a theme for the plenaries and the more than 100 breakout sessions..
The conference offers a mix of formal and interactive presentations, panel discussions and skill building workshops. The program also includes Ignite (5-minute slide presentation) and un-conference (participant-driven) sessions. Presentations cater for all levels, from evaluators just starting out to the very experienced.
Delegates have plenty of opportunity to network. A highlight is the Gala Awards Dinner where new Fellows to the AES and the AES Awards for Excellence in Evaluation winners are announced.