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What’s so Great About Attending a CES Virtual Conference?

C2021 has a group of over 100 dedicated volunteers working at making this the most innovative CES conference yet. Virtual conferences are quite a different experience, even though the content is equally exciting. Here are some advantages of a CES virtual conference: You have access to an unprecedented range and diversity of presenters and participants ...

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Marketing research survey on the CES virtual conference: results are in!

What is a fair price for an online CES conference? How long should it last? What could be the main objectives of virtual conference delegates? In preparation for the many decisions the C2021 conference organizing committee has to make, the Marketing Research committee set out to accomplish two goals: to collect information on other virtual ...

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Submitting a (Winning) Proposal for C2021

We hope you’ve been thinking about your workshop or presentation for the C2021  Conference. You have until November 8, 2020 to get your proposal in. Firm deadline. There will be no extensions. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when preparing your proposal: Your proposal is a sales document, not an academic précis. ...

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Incorporating Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) in Your Presentations

The Canadian Evaluation Society is committed to promoting diversity, supporting inclusion, and building equity through peer-to-peer learning.  In line with this commitment, we encourage you to engage in a gender-based analysis plus (GBA+) of your C2020 presentation topic and to incorporate in the delivery of your presentation considerations of a broad spectrum of gender identities ...

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Tips for Creating Accessible Slide Presentations

If you’re creating a slide presentation for the C2020 conference, do consider incorporating accessible features. Components such as template design, fonts, colours, spacing, images, tables and slide animations can facilitate or hinder screen readers, which are used by people who are visually impaired. Simplicity is always a good choice. Choose a template that has a ...

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Greening Our Conference

Sustainability is one of four interrelated foundational values underpinning C2020. While this value comprises more than environmental considerations, they certainly are a priority, given that the annual conference is CES’ largest and most resource-consumptive event. With a rubric developed by the CES Sustainability Working Group and implementation leadership from greening champions, C2020’s aim is to ...

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Preparing Your C2020 Presentation

You know the presenter has captured the audience’s interest when you see people giving their undivided attention.  If you’re presenting at this June’s CES conference, this is what you’ll be aiming for. In this post, we share some tips to help you get started with your presentation and guide you along the way. Creating a ...

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The Future of Evaluation is Bright: From AEA 2019 to CES 2020

About four weeks ago, I had the good fortune of attending the American Evaluation Association conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme of this year’s conference was “Paths to the future of evaluation” which was captured in a strong focus on equality, diversity and inclusion; innovative methodologies; and utilization-focused evaluation. So, based on my experience at ...

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An Intense Evaluation Experience

Show your support for new and upcoming evaluators! Consider attending presentations given by the student teams participating in the second round of the 2020 Student Evaluation Case Competition on June 15 at C2020. You might even learn a few new things too!  The competition is a fabulous opportunity for students to showcase their program evaluation ...

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Submitting a (winning) proposal

With an acceptance rate of around 50% in recent years, the CES conference has become a competitive event for presenters (acceptance rates approached 95% in earlier times). So, there are no more assurances of success in preparing a proposal, but there are ways to augment your likely success rate. Here is a checklist for you: ...

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