Annual Conference

One of the major activities of the CES is its Annual Conference. This provides a forum for the discussion of major theoretical, philosophical, and practical issues in evaluation.

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Sunday May 26th to Thursday May 29th 2019

  • Location : Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
Year Date City   Title Chair(s)
2020 June 14 to 17, 2020 Ottawa     Jennifer Birch-Jones, Benoît Gauthier
2019 May 26 to 29, 2019 Halifax   Bridges Andrealisa Belzer, Louise Adongo, Nancy Carter
2018 May 26 to 29, 2018 Calgary and Yellowknife   Co-creation Debbie DeLancey, Trish Paton, Tara Preston
2017 April 30 to May 3, 2017 Vancouver Presentations Facing Forward: Innovation, Action, and Reflection Sarah FarinaChris Lovato
2016 June 5 to 8, 2016 St. John's Photos
Evaluation on the edge Susan HollettMonique Campbell
2015 May 24 to 27, 2015 Montreal Photos
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Evaluation for the world we want Natalie KishchukJohann Jacob
2014 June 15 to 18, 2014 Ottawa Photos
35 Years: Celebrating Contributions to Canadian Evaluation Isabelle Bourgeois, Jane Whynot
2013 June 9 to 12, 2013 Toronto Presentations Evaluation Across Boundaries Shirley Von Sychowski
2012 May 13 to 16, 2012 Halifax Photos
Valuing Difference Patricia Saunders, Tracy Fiander-Trask
2011 May 1 to 4, 2011 Edmonton Photos
Generations: multi-generational approach to evaluation Wendy Doughty
2010 May 1 to 4, 2010 Victoria Photos
Going Green, Gold and Global Reed Early, Sandra Sellick
2009 May 31 to June 3, 2009 Ottawa Presentations
Value in Evaluation Geraldine Cooney, Simon Roy
2008 May 11 to 14, 2008 Québec Photos
Sharing Heritages Félix Meisels
2007 June 3 to 6 Winnipeg Presentations
Culture, Community and Social Justice in Evaluation — Do the Pieces Fit? Denise BelangerLinda E. Lee
2006 June 4 to 7 Charlottetown Presentations  Improving the human condition: critiquing the past, confronting the future Micheline Charest
Stephanie Mowry
2005 October 26 to 29 Toronto Presentations
Crossing borders, crossing boundaries Arnold Love
2004 May 17-19 Saskatoon Presentations
Evaluation, a co-operative enterprise Alan Ryan
2003 June 2-4 Vancouver Presentations
In the Public's Best Interest: Evaluation, Accountability and Transparency Karen Stierhoff
2002 May 5-8 Halifax Photos Evidence for Better Decision-Making Tracy Fiander-Trask
Heather Perkins
2001 May 20-23 Banff Presentations
The Odyssey Continues: Powering Up for Evaluation in the New Millennium Gail Barrington
Penny Mosmann
2000 May 14-17 Montréal Presentations Evaluation and the New Governance: The Challenge of Reconciling Humanism and Technology Natalie Kishchuk
Jim Cullen
1999 May 16-19 Toronto   Evaluation: An Essential Contribution Arnold Love
1998 June 3-7 St.John's   Hard Times: Evaluation Works Abe Ross
1997 May 4-7 Ottawa   Evaluation in Partnership Shelley Borys
Heather Hopwood
1996 May 29-31 Winnipeg   Communities in Transition: The Evaluation Perspective Eileen Shewchuk
1995 November 15 Vancouver   International Evaluation - Evaluation for a New Century: A Global Perspective (co-hosted with the American Evaluation Association) Karen Stierhoff
1994 May 24-26 Québec   Diversity in Practice and Culture Cherif Ferah
1993 May 25-28 Banff   The Changing Face of Evaluation Sandra Woodhead-Lyons
1992 May 10-13 Ottawa   Program Evaluation and the Service Culture Nancy Staisey
1991 May 5-8 Vancouver   The Politics of Evaluation: A Challenge to Ethics, Issues & Skills Kathleen Bigsby
1990 May 14-16 Toronto   New Perspectives on Evaluation for the 90's (co-hosted with the American Evaluation Association)  
1989 May 28-31 Fredericton   Evaluation Towards Accountability  
1988 May 16-18 Montréal   Evaluation with Limited Resources  
1987 May 25-27 Ottawa   Evaluation: An Integral Part of Management  
1986 April 28-30 Banff   Making Evaluation Work: Threat, Challenge or Value in Evaluation?  
1985 October 16-19 Toronto   Exploring the Uses and Contributions of Evaluation (co-hosted with the Evaluation Research Society and the Evaluation Network)  
1984   Ottawa   Linking Program Evaluation to Decision-Making  
1983 May 5-6 Victoria   Competing Perspectives in Evaluation  
1982 May 6-7 Toronto   The Bottom Line: Utilization of What, By Whom?  
1981   Toronto   The Conduct of Evaluation - Planning, Implementing and Utilizing Evaluations  
1980 May 8-9 Toronto Presentations Evaluation: The Canadian Challenge