The theme of the 2016 Australasian Evaluation Society Conference is Landscapes.
Western Australia is the largest state in Australia and the second-largest country subdivision in the world. It occupies the entire western third of Australia, from the Timor Sea in the north, through the Indian Ocean to the west, and the Southern Ocean in the south. As such, it is characterised by vast distances and incredibly diverse landscapes. However, the diversity of Western Australia is not restricted to the natural or built environment. Like most other regions; culturally, socially, organisationally, politically and economically, Western Australia is a land of multiplicity and almost constant change.
The 2016 Australasian Evaluation Society Conference will invite delegates to reflect on what diversity and change in social, cultural, organisational, environmental, political and economic landscapes means for evaluation and evaluators. It will consider how we work within and between those landscapes, what impact our work has on them (both positive and negative), and how we respond to changes in their terrain (particularly those changes that we create). It will also consider how the diversity of the landscapes we work in and their changing features has shaped our past evaluation practices, contributed to the practices we currently use, and how it could influence evaluation practices of the future. This discussion will include consideration of changing technological landscapes.
At the 2016 conference we are asking for proposals that contribute to the following conference themes:
- Social and Cultural Landscapes
- Organisational, Political and Economic Landscapes
- Natural and Built Landscapes
- Evaluation Landscapes
Click here for more information on the conference themes.
The AES is pleased to announce the following keynote speakers: (from left to right):
Victoria Hovane, Kathryn Newcomer, Ziad Moussa, John Owen