2nd-4th October Online and In-person

Conference 2023: Rising to Challenges

We’re back and bigger than ever for our 2023 Conference! Join us in-person or online at our three-day conference as we bring together a diversity of UK and international speakers to discuss how the evaluation community is adapting to support competing issues, crises and uncertainty.

Our agenda (which will be released in draft soon) is packed with thought-provoking and innovative content and we can guarantee that the Conference is the place and space to be if you’d like to share knowledge, experience and ideas with peers from across our multidisciplinary profession. 

So, don’t delay, and book to attend today!

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Why the Theme ‘Rising to Challenges’?

Societies locally, nationally, and globally, are experiencing multiple and interconnected impacts from war, political instability, the energy crisis, pandemics, financial instability and both a climate and planet emergency. As a result, policy and decision makers are grappling with increasingly complex and overlapping systems and need timely, relevant and accessible information to meet these challenges. 

The evaluation profession, which spans multiple sectors and disciplines, is well placed and already generating a wealth of evidence to find appropriate and innovative solutions to support the meeting of these challenges. Given the urgency and significance of this work, we have chosen to reflect the role of the evaluator, evaluation commissioners, and those working across the field of evaluation, in responding to these challenges as the focus for our 2023 Conference.  

Our highly successful call for abstracts (which is now closed) welcomed submissions which related to the main theme in the following areas:

  • Transdisciplinary evaluation approaches
  • Ethics for Evaluation and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in evaluative practice
  • Innovative evaluation methods to address competing challenges, crises and uncertainty
  • How evaluation is taught and learned to meet challenges in an uncertain environment.

We look forward to welcoming you, whether in-person or virtually, and are thankful to our sponsors and supporters for helping to make this such a robust offering.


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