AES17 International Evaluation Conference in Canberra

Pre-conference and post-conference workshops are being held on Sunday, September 3 and Thursday, September 7.

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.

The conference program offers a range of sessions across five subthemes, allowing delegates to choose between interactive skills development, consultation and liaison and panel discussions, short and long papers and e-posters across the three days. The formal program will end with a Great Debate to explore whether the conference theme Evaluation Capital is the ‘right mindset for the times’.

Tickets details

Ticket Cost: $634-1145

Australasian Evaluation Society

+61 3 9035 3484


National Convention Centre