March 20, 2020

Tim Chadborn, President of the UK Evaluation Society

Annual Conference 2020 Announcement

The UK Evaluation Society Annual Conference, London 3-4 June is cancelled


The latest guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19 virus) pandemic is that we avoid large gatherings, gatherings in smaller public spaces, and non-essential use of public transport. We have therefore been reviewing the implications for the UK Evaluation Society conference in early June – and monitoring the situation carefully while appreciating that guidance is changing rapidly – and have come to the difficult decision to cancel the conference for 2020, although we are also exploring opportunities to hold a programme of virtual events instead. We have the safety of all participants at the centre of our considerations and will carefully follow government guidance.

We are contacting everyone who submitted abstracts for the conference and will keep you updated through this period of uncertainty. We will post updates on the UK Evaluation Society website and Twitter (#UKevaluation and @UKevaluation). You can also e-mail london@profbriefings.co.uk if you have any further questions.

We will continue liaising with the venue, the keynote speakers and considering alternative arrangements. We will inform you as soon as possible once our plans are confirmed.

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented circumstances.