Conference sponsors

Clear Horizon


Clear Horizon is a niche consultancy providing innovative and bespoke services in organisational and program design, monitoring and evaluation.

We're known for partnering with organisations to design and implement human-centred and robust monitoring and evaluation, for simple through to complex situations. We're leaders in facilitating program logic/theory of change processes and bring this expertise into all our work. We also offer an extensive range of training courses in design, program logic/theory of change, monitoring, and evaluation.

Our clients range from international development agencies, local, state and federal government agencies, industry bodies, philanthropics and not-for-profits.



Providing the basis for great decisions: Urbis Economic and Social Advisory

It has never been more important to assess the impacts and return on the public dollar while improving outcomes for clients and communities. For over 30 years, Urbis has been working with governments, NGOs and the private sector to answer the questions that inform strategy and guide investment.

Our national award-winning team combines academic rigour and commercial nous with a passion for analysing complex issues. Qualitative, quantitative and economic data are all essential to tell the whole story about what works for whom, what doesn’t and why, and to measure the social and economic impacts – both benefits and costs. We work across the portfolios of health, education, disability, employment, housing, community safety, family and community services, trade and investment, and infrastructure. For twenty years, we’ve specialised in Indigenous policy and program design and evaluation, working with Indigenous partners across the country. The common factor in this diverse practice? Drawing out the best available evidence to answer clients’ questions and the implications for future decision-making.

ARTD Consultants


ARTD is a leading public policy consulting firm, bringing evidence and insight to decision makers. Since 1989, we have worked successfully with government agencies and non-government organisations in a range of sectors around Australia to provide strategic advice and evaluation for better policy development, implementation and re-development.

ACIL Allen Consulting


ACIL Allen Consulting is Australia's largest employee-owned independent public policy, economics and corporate public affairs consultancy. Its evaluation practice has staff experienced in qualitative research and econometrics, covering large national and state policy and program studies, through to smaller interventions for discrete communities. Much of the evaluation work has concerned Australia's First Peoples, drawing on appropriate field research methods.

The firm is experienced at the application of theory-based methods (program logic), qualitative research methods (such as case study research, or most significant change technique) and more quantitative studies (cost-benefit analyses or quasi-experimental designs).

Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services is a critical source of social policy advice for the Australian Government. We work in partnership with other government and non-government organisations, particularly with the Department of Human Services, to ensure the effective development, management and delivery of a diverse range of policies, programs and services focused on improving the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.



MEERQAT Pty Ltd is a company dedicated to developing online quality improvement tools that engage stakeholders in self-assessment and other evaluation activities. Its flagship products – MEERQAT and BPCLEtool – use technology to enhance communication and drive the development of collective competence within teams and across organisations.

On-site registrations

aes16 online registrations are now closed but we will be taking conference registrations on-site. Please email for a registration form and bring it with you to the Registration Desk at Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth.

Key dates

Call for proposals (workshops & conference) – closed

Registration for Conference and pre-conference workshops – open

Last day for presentation acceptance
1 June 2016

Early bird registrations
close 30 June 2016

Online conference registrations
close 5 September 2016

Pre-conference workshops
17 and 18 September 2016

19, 20, 21 September 2016