December 8 is the deadline for submitting your proposal for a workshop, presentation or thematic breakfast table. This is a firm deadline. There will be no extensions.
People come to CES conferences to learn new knowledge (from you!) and how it can be applied to their work. They’re not coming to hear all the details about a program or the evaluation, but the insights about what your learned that you want to share - new learnings for you and your colleagues.
So be sure to focus on your evaluation approaches, methods or lessons learned as they relate to your key learnings you are trying to share - this what other evaluators want to hear. Keep your audience in mind - why they are at the conference and why they will be glad they attended your session.
In essence, what’s the key message about your project, method, lessons learned? Can you explain in 30 seconds the key takeaway - what you want them to remember?
If this is your first time presenting, remember that the audience are people who are on your side, even if you think they may not agree with everything you have to say.
The 2020 Conference Organizing Committee looks forward to receiving your proposal. Good luck with your submission.