Pre-conference workshop proposals

Call for proposals are now closed

Submission deadline: 27 February 2016
No extensions and no exceptions will be granted. It is your responsibility to meet this deadline.

  • The pre-conference workshop program comprises a set of high quality half-day and full-day workshops that will be held on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September 2016 at the The Metro Hotel Perth.
  • There are no set themes for the pre-conference workshop program.
  • Workshops should be designed using adult learning principles and be interactive to maximize participant learning.
  • Workshops can be designed for those who are new to evaluation or for more advanced practitioners. Presenters should make clear which level of expertise the workshop is aimed towards.
  • When submitting a proposal for a pre-conference workshop please ensure you address innovative theoretical and practice knowledge and skills with consideration to workshop participants’ level of experience.
  • Workshop content should focus on developing knowledge, understanding and competencies, evaluation techniques and practices.
  • Proposals for repeating workshops that were successful in previous conferences will be considered.  Evidence of the success of previous offerings should be included in the Justification Statement, as should evidence of the presenters previous workshop facilitation experience.
  • Presenters are paid at the rate of AU$1,600 for a full-day and AU$800 for a half-day workshop (plus GST for presenters who have an Australian ABN and are GST registered) .

NOTE: Two or more presenters may facilitate a workshop, but only one payment per workshop will be made.

Proposals for pre-conference workshop must be received by 27 February 2016.

Criteria for workshops

The criteria for the assessment of workshop proposals are the following:

  1. Relevance to evaluation of the focus of the proposed workshop
  2. Significance of the particular knowledge, techniques and practices for evaluation
  3. Extent to which the proposed teaching/learning strategies and resources are sound and appropriate for the topic and target group
  4. Extent to which the proposed objectives and prerequisites are clear and appropriate for the target group, and the objectives are achievable
  5. Overall value for the target group.

Abstract for a workshop

Your proposal for a workshop should describe:

  • the purpose of the workshop
  • the particular knowledge, techniques and/or practices to be addressed
  • the specific objectives/learning outcomes of the workshop
  • the teaching/learning strategies and resources to be used
  • the target group at which the workshop is pitched, and any prerequisites including the level of experience
  • which domains from the Evaluators' Professional Learning Competency Framework your workshop addresses.

You should keep in mind the assessment criteria for workshops listed above in preparing your proposal.

Justification statement for workshops

The justification statement explains the workshop’s relevance to evaluation and the importance of what you are proposing. It should also provide evidence of the presenter’s expertise in the area and previous workshop facilitation experience. If the workshop has been has been offered previously, details of where and when and evidence of success should be provided. Maximum word limit is up to 300 words.

Workshop room set-up

When you submit your proposal, you will be asked to choose from the following options:

  • Classroom set-up
  • U-shape set-up
  • Cabaret set-up

Note that not all requests may be accommodated.

Please click here to view a sample of the possible room set-ups.

How to submit your proposal

Click here for instructions on how to use and access the online submission system.

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