AES Alert: 27th March 2020
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27 March 2020
Update on AES response to COVID-19
The AES is very aware of the current challenges and uncertainty you, your community and the evaluation community is facing.
The AES Board met last weekend to consider how we can best support our members and the evaluation community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Board would like you to know that:
In terms of first steps:
I would like to particularly acknowledge the hard work, creativity and commitment of the 2020 Brisbane Conference Committee. The postponement decision has been made with some regret but it was important that they (and indeed, all our volunteers and members) are able to focus their time and energies on more immediate and existentially important matters. The Brisbane Conference Committee will retain the vision and theme of the 2020 conference in 2021, and later this year the sub-themes will be reviewed in light of the emergent environment.
If you’re looking for additional information on the support that is available for individuals, families, and businesses, the following sites may be of use:
We will keep you informed as the AES response develops. In the interim, be safe, please follow all advice and direction of authorities in your area and we sincerely hope you, your family, friends and community remain well.
SAVE THE DATE!
The aes20 International Evaluation Conference scheduled to be held in Brisbane during September 2020 has been postponed to 2021. The new dates are 27 September to 1 October 2021.
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The 18 AES Fellows have over 550 years of experience between them. There is certainly a lot we could learn from them.
We continue the AES blog series: Meet the Fellows with Jerome Winston who gives us 45 years of Evaluation Insights. Click here to read.
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ANZEA conference postponement
It is with regret that in order to protect the ANZEA whānau, and given the extraordinary volatility of the current environment, the ANZEA Board has taken the decision to postpone the ANZEA conference scheduled for July 2020. ANZEA are currently working with the Waikato committee to look at options for a later date, potentially early 2021, and exploring the availability of planned keynotes. For more information go to https://www.anzea.org.nz/anzea-conference-2020/
Canadian Evaluation Society postpone conference to 2021
To protect the CES members and community, the board has made a decision to postpone C2020 until 2021. The decision was made with guidance from various levels of government and with input from the Co-Chairs of C2020 and C2021. A formal notice to registrants, presenters, volunteers and sponsors will be coming directly from the C2020 Co-Chairs. For more information: https://evaluationcanada.ca/
No update has been received from the American Evaluation Association regarding Evaluation 2020. Please keep an eye on their website for the latest information: https://www.eval.org/
EES 2020 and COVID-19
The EES Conference Organizers are closely monitoring the Corona virus situation and are also constantly in contact with the local authorities in Copenhagen. As planned they continue with their preparations for the Conference in September 2020. The abstract submission deadline for the European Evaluation Society Biennal Conference in Copenhagen, 21-25 September 2020 has been extended to 7 April. Full information on the types of session formats, along with details on how to prepare your abstracts can be found on the Conference Website: http://www.ees2020.eu/
Evidence and Implementation Summit (EIS) 2021
The Centre for Evidence and Implementation and Monash University have announed that they have rescheduled the Evidence and Implementation Summit to 30-31 March 2021, in light of the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The Summit will be held at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney, Australia. For more details go to https://www.eisummit.org/
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