The online submission system for proposals to present at the 2020 CES conference is open until December 8. “Presentations” is a generic term for a variety of types of… presentations that you could offer to deliver at the conference. As the call for proposals indicates, you could propose any one of the following formats.
- Short presentations (15 minutes plus 5 minutes of Q&A): traditional presentation made by one or more speakers meant to share research results or completed work, as well as innovative evaluation concepts, methodologies, or tools.
- Ignite presentations (5 minutes): 300-second (timer in hand) rapid presentations incorporating excellence in slide design in support of a very clearly articulated message. Presenters need to practice in order to get their timing down and their quality up.
- Leading edge panel (90 minutes): integrated panels that include multiple speakers focusing on one issue. The submitter is responsible for coordinating the panel presentations in advance. The proposal must include an abstract from each panel member.
- Debate (90 minutes): two or three debaters holding clearly different points of view exchange insights. The interaction is moderated by a chairperson with a prepared set of questions. Half of the presentation time should be devoted to responding to audience questions.
- Expert tutorial (90 minutes): tutorials are moderated by experts, designed to help professionals rapidly come up to speed on a specific technology, methodology or topic. Tutorials can be lecture-oriented or participatory. Tutorial attendees deserve the highest standard of excellence in preparation and delivery.
- Storytelling (15 minutes): stories should be consistent with the conference theme and should also reflect the genuine and authentic experience of an individual, a team, or a community. For example, a session could involve a story of a successful, or less than successful, evaluation experience.
- Evaluation challenge (NEW! 60 minutes): a lead evaluator describes a real-life evaluation situation in a not-for-profit organization. Three evaluators (named in the proposal) are asked to address the challenge without consultation with one another; they are given 10 minutes to present their proposal using at most one slide. A representative from the organization and delegates discuss the proposals and add suggestions.
- Poster presentation (60 minutes reserved for poster access): based on the display space, the maximum size for posters will be 120 cm wide x 90 cm (48” x 36”). Presenters must be present for the duration of the scheduled 1-hour poster presentation session. Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference. Prize winners will be selected.
Proposals will be assessed for scientific value and relevance to the theme. In addition, time and space constraints will also be considered for the final selection of presentations that will be accepted (for example, even if 50 panels are found to be the most scientifically relevant proposals, we promise that we will not have a conference comprising only panels). To ensure the conference program reflects a range of voices and perspectives, diversity will also be considered.