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.

 June 19 to 21, 2023


Year Date City   Title Chair(s)
2023 June 19 to 21 Quebec City   Evaluation in a changing world Jean Serge QuesnelAnna Gueye
2022 June 13 to 15 Winnipeg   Diversity, Our Interwoven Experiences Ryan Catte, Matthew Sanscartier
2021 May 10, 12, and 14 Ottawa   Evaluation utilization: reaching our potential? J. Birch-Jones, B. Gauthier
2019 May 26 to 29 Halifax Presentations Bridges Andrealisa Belzer, Louise Adongo, Nancy Carter
2018 May 26 to 29 Calgary and Yellowknife   Co-creation Debbie DeLancey, Trish Paton, Tara Preston
2017 April 30 to May 3 Vancouver Presentations Facing Forward: Innovation, Action, and Reflection Sarah Farina, Chris Lovato
2016 June 5 to 8 St. John's Photos
Evaluation on the edge Susan Hollett, Monique Campbell
2015 May 24 to 27 Montreal Photos
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Evaluation for the world we want Natalie Kishchuk, Johann Jacob
2014 June 15 to 18 Ottawa Photos
35 Years: Celebrating Contributions to Canadian Evaluation Isabelle Bourgeois, Jane Whynot
2013 June 9 to 12 Toronto Presentations Evaluation Across Boundaries Shirley Von Sychowski
2012 May 13 to 16 Halifax Photos
Valuing Difference Patricia Saunders, Tracy Fiander-Trask
2011 May 1 to 4 Edmonton Photos
Generations: multi-generational approach to evaluation Wendy Doughty
2010 May 1 to 4 Victoria Photos
Going Green, Gold and Global Reed Early, Sandra Sellick
2009 May 31 to June 3 Ottawa Presentations
Value in Evaluation Geraldine Cooney, Simon Roy
2008 May 11 to 14 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 Belanger, Linda 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 to 19 Saskatoon Presentations
Evaluation, a co-operative enterprise Alan Ryan
2003 June 2 to 4 Vancouver Presentations
In the Public's Best Interest: Evaluation, Accountability and Transparency Karen Stierhoff
2002 May 5 to 8 Halifax Photos Evidence for Better Decision-Making Tracy Fiander-Trask
Heather Perkins
2001 May 20 to 23 Banff Presentations
The Odyssey Continues: Powering Up for Evaluation in the New Millennium Gail Barrington
Penny Mosmann
2000 May 14 to 17 Montréal Presentations Evaluation and the New Governance: The Challenge of Reconciling Humanism and Technology Natalie Kishchuk
Jim Cullen
1999 May 16 to 19 Toronto   Evaluation: An Essential Contribution Arnold Love
1998 June 3 to 7 St.John's   Hard Times: Evaluation Works Abe Ross
1997 May 4 to 7 Ottawa   Evaluation in Partnership Shelley Borys
Heather Hopwood
1996 May 29 to 31 Winnipeg   Communities in Transition: The Evaluation Perspective Eileen Shewchuk
1995 November 15 to 17 Vancouver   International Evaluation - Evaluation for a New Century: A Global Perspective (co-hosted with the American Evaluation Association) Karen Stierhoff
1994 May 24 to 26 Québec   Diversity in Practice and Culture Cherif Ferah
1993 May 25 to 28 Banff   The Changing Face of Evaluation Sandra Woodhead-Lyons
1992 May 10 to 13 Ottawa   Program Evaluation and the Service Culture Nancy Staisey
1991 May 5 to 8 Vancouver   The Politics of Evaluation: A Challenge to Ethics, Issues & Skills Kathleen Bigsby
1990 May 14 to 16 Toronto   New Perspectives on Evaluation for the 90's (co-hosted with the American Evaluation Association)  
1989 May 28 to 31 Fredericton   Evaluation Towards Accountability  
1988 May 16 to 18 Montréal   Evaluation with Limited Resources  
1987 May 25 to 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 to 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 to 6 Victoria   Competing Perspectives in Evaluation  
1982 May 6 to 7 Toronto   The Bottom Line: Utilization of What, By Whom?  
1981   Toronto   The Conduct of Evaluation - Planning, Implementing and Utilizing Evaluations  
1980 May 8 to 9 Toronto Presentations Evaluation: The Canadian Challenge