We’re excited to invite you to submit a proposal for the conference and/or for a conference workshop. 

With our future-focused theme of Evaluation un-boxed – we encourage you to share stories about opening up evaluation to end users, and drawing on the knowledge of communities and other disciplines to expand evaluation and ensure its ongoing relevance. Network and learn about what is happening in evaluation, and evaluation-related fields in Australia, New Zealand, the Australasian region, and across the world.

The conference will be held from Monday 16 September to Wednesday 18 September 2019 at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Conference workshops will be held on Sunday 15 September and Thursday 19 September. 

Proposal submission deadline dates

Conference workshop proposals: Monday 18 February 2019
Conference presentation proposals: Thursday 14 March 2019
Ignite presentations: Thursday 14 March 2019

It is your responsibility to meet these deadlines. The Australian Evaluation Society cannot be held responsible for errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

Conference and workshop presenters will be notified of acceptance during May 2019.

Conference registration requirement for final acceptance on the program

All conference presenters must register, and pay, for at least the day they are presenting.

To ensure that an accepted presentation (and its abstract) is included in the final program at least one presenter must register by 30 June 2019. All presenters must be registered by 31 July 2019.

Note: Agreement to this requirement is a condition of submitting a conference presentation proposal.

The Rosalind Hurworth Prize and publication of papers

Submission deadline: 7 August 2019

Full-text paper submission:
This year we are again awarding a prize to the best full-text paper in honour of Associate Professor Rosalind Hurworth, long time and dedicated editor of the Evaluation Journal of Australasia (EJA). The recipient will be announced during the conference and the paper will be featured in the EJA.

Please note that to be eligible for the Rosalind Hurworth prize a full-text paper submission is required by Wednesday 7 August 2019. If you do not wish to be in the running for this prize and wish to be considered for publication in the EJA, please submit your paper by 30 September 2019. Independent of the Rosalind Hurworth Prize, you are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your full-text paper for possible publication in the EJA by 30 September. Further information will be sent to authors after abstracts are reviewed.

How to submit:
When preparing your paper submission, ensure you familiarise yourself with the submission guidelines.
Submit your paper here: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/evja

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Advice and assistance

For advice regarding scope, content or structure of proposals contact the conference program chair via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (mark 'ATT: Program Chair').

For advice on the submission process, please contact the Australian Evaluation Society:
Australian Evaluation Society
Tel: +61 (3) 9035 3484 or +61 (3) 9035 3469
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Interested in reviewing conference proposals or ignite presentations?

Expressions of interest close Thursday 14 March 2019.

We are seeking your assistance to review the conference proposals. The call for conference proposals closes on 14 March 2019. If you volunteer, you will need to review the proposals between late March and early April 2019. 

This year’s conference proposals review will be a double-blind review. This means that author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. The review process is fully automated and anonymous. You will be provided with instructions to guide your review when using the online assessment tool. Reviewers' names will be published in the conference abstract book.

If you are interested, please register here.