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Video recording: Inside the Evaluator's Studio: a colloquium with Professor Michael Scriven

On 10 September 2013, Professor Michael Scriven participated in a colloquium in which he shared his unique journey in evaluation and offered his perspective on a "practical philosophy of science" in evaluation.

The colloquium was video recorded and is available to watch at

Inside the Evaluator's Studio: a colloquium with Professor Michael Scriven was presented by the Australasian Evaluation Society and the Centre for Program Evaluation, University of Melbourne. The participants on the video are Professor Michael Scriven, Professor John Hattie, Associate Professor Janet Clinton, and Maria Eliadis.

Michael Scriven book for sale

The recently published collection, The Future of Evaluation in Society: A Tribute to Michael Scriven, is available for purchase for AU$39.95. To order your copy please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


It is critical in any profession to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in and debates about concepts, theories and leading practice. The AES offers members access to a journal, conferences, workshops, seminars, networks, special interest groups and information on developments and debates from around the world to actively contribute to improving the theory, practice and use of evaluation.

Download the AES Professional Learning Policy (June 2010) to learn more about the AES position on professional learning.

The AES Annual International Conference

The AES Annual International Conference held around Australasia provides a high-quality program of workshops, keynote speakers and conference papers focused on developing evaluation knowledge, techniques and practices at a range of experience levels. Workshop materials, conference papers, keynote addresses and presentations are made available to members following each conference.

Visit the 2016 conference website.

View papers from previous conferences.

Professional learning workshops and seminars

Workshops are available across Australia and New Zealand in topics covering core skill areas in evaluation practice to advanced master classes in specific methodological approaches and practices. Facilitated by experienced practitioners and skilled trainers these workshops offer comprehensive training for professionals undertaking evaluation work as practioners and commissioners of evaluation.

The AES seminars program are organised by local members to address local interests. Open to members and non-members these events are a good way to network with peers and colleagues and engage in lively discussion and debate.

View the AES Calendar of events.

AES publications

AES Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Evaluations and Code of Ethics

Ethical practice in the conduct of evaluation work is central to AES membership and the AES offers two benchmarking documents to assist and guide the work of its members and evaluators across Australasia. 

  • AES Guidelines for the Ethical Conduct of Evaluations inform and benchmark considerations of ethics in the work of all AES members.  Download a copy of the Guidelines here.
  • AES Code of Ethics is a widely researched and rigorous document AES members can adopt as a 'declaration' of the ethical considerations they adhere to in conducting their work. Download a copy of the Code here.

Other professional learning opportunities

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