Invitation: Call for conference presentation and pre-conference workshop proposals

Call for proposals are now closed

Pre-conference workshops:
17 and 18 September 2016, Metro Hotel Perth, 61 Canning Highway, South Perth

19 to 21 September 2016, Hyatt Regency, Perth

Whatever your role, interest and experience in evaluation we invite you to submit a proposal for a conference presentation or pre-conference workshop and join us in Perth to debate, discuss, share knowledge and experiences, network and learn about what is happening in evaluation, and evaluation-related fields, in the Australasian region and across the world.

The conference will be held from 19-21 September 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Perth Hotel in the Perth CBD.  The conference will be preceded by two days of pre-conference workshops on 17 and 18 September at the University of Western Australia.

We invite you to submit a proposal for delivering a presentation at the conference and/or a pre-conference workshop.

Proposal submission deadline dates

Pre-conference workshop proposals close 27 February 2016
Conference presentation proposals close 12 March 2016

No extensions and no exceptions will be granted. It is your responsibility to meet these deadlines. The Australasian Evaluation Society cannot be held responsible for errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software delays, power outages or unforeseen events.

Conference and pre-conference workshop presenters will be notified of acceptance before 1 June 2016.

Conference registration requirement for final acceptance on the program

All presenters must register as a delegate 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 as a delegate by 30 June 2016.

The Ros Hurworth Prize and publication of papers

Full paper submission: Please note that a full paper submission is required by 8 August 2016

This year we are again conferring a prize to the best full paper in honour of Associate Professor Rosalind Hurworth, long time and dedicated editor of the Evaluation Journal of Australasia (EJA). The recipient will be offered a featured presentation during the conference proceedings as well as publication of the paper in an upcoming issue of the EJA. Remember, to be eligible your paper must be received by 8 August. 

Independent of the Ros Hurwoth Prize, you are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your full paper for publication in the EJA. See the EJA webpages for details on submission of papers.

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: Rick Cummings”)

For advice on the submission management process, please contact the Australasian Evaluation Society:
Australasian Evaluation Society

Tel: + 61 (3) 9035 3484 or + 61 (3) 9035 3469 

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Interested in reviewing conference and workshop proposals?

Expressions of interest close 13 February 2016

We are seeking your assistance to review the conference proposals. The call for conference proposals closes on 12 March 2016. The Program Committee is looking to allocate proposals for review in mid-March 2016. The deadline for the review process is 16 April 2016.
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. We will also be offering a Reviewers Training webinar. Reviewer's names will be published in the conference abstract book.
If you are interested, please register here.

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