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Networking the C2021 Virtual Way

Ever wonder how we are going to network at the C2021 virtual conference? Many of us go to conferences to network. We network to strengthen our connections, to get fresh ideas, to raise our profile, to meet new people, and to share thoughts. Sometimes we gain a different perspective, get answers to our questions, advance ...

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A C2021 Thematic Hangout for an inspiring conversation on an evaluation topic

C2021 conference organizers have navigated the challenges associated with COVID-19 to transform our popular face-to-face Thematic Breakfasts to virtual Thematic Hangouts (TH). Thematic Hangouts involve a conversation led by your TH host about a topic of interest in a smaller group setting (maximum of 12-15 participants). All from the comfort of your home!  C2021 will ...

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Specifying your Pronouns at C2021

As part of C2021’s commitment to creating welcoming spaces, we recognize the importance of acknowledging and respecting individual identities. As part of our registration process, delegates will be encouraged to specify their pronoun(s) which will appear as part of their conference name tag (along with their name and organization).             ...

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Tips for Creating Accessible Slide Presentations

If you’re creating a slide presentation for the C2021 conference, do consider incorporating accessible features. This will be especially important given the online nature of C2021. 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 ...

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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 C2021 presentation topic and to incorporate in the delivery of your presentation considerations of a broad spectrum of gender identities ...

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Getting a Head Start – 7 Tips for Speakers at Virtual Events

The CES will be holding its first virtual conference in May 2021. With over 300 presenters and 150 presentations, effective virtual delivery will be critical to delegates’ professional development. For many presenters, this may be your first time presenting virtually. You are not alone! C2021 is committed to providing guidance and support to presenters to ...

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From AEA 2020 to C2021: Breaking new ground

This year the American Evaluation Association (AEA)’s annual conference was a virtual one, with online sessions replacing the event originally scheduled for October in Portland Oregon. The theme of the AEA 2020 conference was How Will You Shine Your Light? Last summer, because of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, the AEA had to pivot sharply and ...

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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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