Proposal Submission

The proposal window is now closed. Decisions were issued on December 6, 2020. Please contact if you have not received yours.

The 2021 Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to invite evaluation professionals, members of academia, students, and other potential presenters to submit proposals for presentations and workshops that will contribute to our conference theme. There are separate calls and proposal forms for presentations and for workshops.

The conference will be held online, on May 10, 12, and 14, 2021. Pre-conference workshops will occur during the week of May 3, 2021.

Proposals must align with the conference theme which is: “Evaluation Utilization: Achieving our Potential?”.

The 2021 CES Conference will explore evaluation utilization through five sub-themes by first positioning it (what is it? is it a priority?), then by achieving it (how is it achieved? how do we know it has been achieved?), by questioning it (whose utilization?), by analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on utilization, and discussing the interactions between utilization and marginalization

The timeline is as follows:

  • The three calls for proposals will be issued on October 12, 2020
  • Proposals will be accepted through our online submission system starting on October 19, 2020. 
  • All calls for proposals will close on November 8, 2020. This is a firm deadline. There will be no extension.

The conference organizing committee is committed to supporting diversity in all aspects of the program. This includes the conference presentations and workshops where we hope to feature contributions from traditionally underrepresented and marginalized groups.