Evaluation has the power to be a lens that transforms the way we see the world. As evaluators, as people, we wear many lenses that shape what we see and how we focus our vision. Our lenses can help us to focus on truth; to reflect on the wisdom of our elders; to refract our knowledge and learning in ways that enable us to embrace diversity in our communities; as well as to refocus us on the future and on creating shared visions that resonate.
Join us in 2020 as we come together to build clarity and insight, and to share our visions for the future of evaluation.
Conference location South Brisbane was originally a meeting place for traditional landowners, the Turrbal and Yuggera people.
The Brisbane River is just a short stroll from our venue offering plenty of water-based activities in pleasantly warm September weather. The river banks are a popular place to walk, jog or hire a bike – or just relax with a glass of wine. Immerse yourself in knowledge, culture and creativity in Brisbane’s central arts precinct. Or head over to trend-setting restaurants in Brisbane's hippest neighbourhoods.Beyond the city, cuddle a koala, visit the iconic XXXX Brewery or relax on nearby idyllic islands.
We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands in which we conduct our 2020 conference, the Yuggera people and the Turrbal people. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. The Australian Evaluation Society is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society.
2020 conference logo design: Keisha Thomason, proud Waanyi & Kalkadoon woman (Mount Isa, Queensland) | Site design: Studio673