RegistrationConference Overview | Conference Program | Buddy Program |  Call for Volunteers | Conference Bursaries Call for Sponsors Call for Abstracts | Accessibility 

2022 CESBC Evaluation Conference #Eval2022BC

Evaluation: Access and Empowerment

Increasing the reach and impact of evaluation

October 28, 2022 ~ Vancouver Convention Centre | Sign up to the CESBC Newsletter to receive updates

Call for abstracts is now closed.

This year’s presentation formats aim to encourage more participation and active engagement in small and large groups. The time variations allow greater access for various learning and presentation styles.

  • Interactive panel discussion, world cafe, workshop (60 minutes, 2+ facilitators)

In this format, a small group of facilitators will lead an engaging and interactive discussion, either in the form of a world cafe, interactive panel, or an educational workshop. 

  • Long presentation (30 minutes + including questions)

Suitable for a deep dive into a topic or a discussion

  • Short presentation (10 minutes + 5 minutes engagement)

Allows for presenting and discussing a tool, method, or experience

  • Ignite presentation (5 minutes per presentation + group Q&A at the end)

Suitable for sharing stories and experiences and learnings, or troubleshooting, in short engaging presentations.


Abstracts submission and review process

We encourage presenters to lead dynamic and interactive sessions that give attendees practical ideas and inspiration under this year’s conference theme to apply to their own work. 

Choose from a variety of formats (from short Ignite presentations, to interactive workshops), pick the conference stream that best speaks to your work, and find an engaging way to share your insights and knowledge. 

Are you a student or emerging evaluator? We encourage you to submit! 

We are here to support those new to evaluation who are interested in sharing their valuable experience to the community.

We define new and emerging evaluators as any of the following:

  • Evaluators under the age of 35 years

  • Evaluators who have less than 5 years of professional experience

  • Recent university graduates who are interested in joining the evaluation profession

  • Professionals who have some technical knowledge about evaluation and are interested in learning more.

We will hold a virtual abstract writing Q & A session near the end of June 2022, where we welcome you to bring any questions you have about submitting a presentation proposal or presenting at the conference. More details will be announced soon. 

Submission process details

What to prepare for your submission

Please make sure to have the following required information in your submission:

  1. Presentation title (20 word max)

  2. Presentation type (listed above)

  3. Conference stream (choose one of three; see here for details)

  4. Abstract proposal describing the content of the presentation (250 words maximum) that addresses the following:

    1. Relevance to conference theme and selected stream(s)

    2. Interesting and engaging; suitable for the presentation type selected

    3. Supports practical application and use by attendees

    4. Relevance to the CES evaluator competencies (see here for details)

  5. Full name and a short biography of each presenter (50 words maximum per bio and up to four presenters are permitted)

  6. Name of workplace, organization, or institution

NOTE: Presentation title, abstract, and presenter bios will be printed in the program and on the conference website as submitted; please ensure information is correct before submitting.

How to submit your abstract

Please submit your abstract using this form. If the hyperlink doesn't work, please click on or copy and paste the link below into a new brower window: 

Multiple submissions by a primary presenter can be made; please submit one form for each abstract proposal. Proposals submitted by email will not be accepted.

Application deadline

The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to July 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm Pacific time.

Once the submission deadline has passed, the program committee will review all abstracts. We will contact the primary presenters by the email used in the submission to inform them of the final decision by mid-August.

Accessibility considerations 

If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know with your abstract submission. Stay tuned for more information about accessibility at the conference.

Submission assessment criteria

Please keep in mind the following review criteria will be used to assess proposals.

  1. Clarity: Does the proposal clearly outline what the presentation is about and how it will be presented? Is all of the required information present?

  2. Appropriateness: Does the proposal fit the conference theme and the selected stream? Is it appropriate for the presentation type?

  3. Usefulness: What relevant knowledge or skill does the proposal add to an evaluator’s toolbox? How does the proposal address broader issues in evaluation (i.e., methods and practice, and not on the results or circumstances of a specific evaluation)?

  4. Presentation Style: How will attendees be supported in applying knowledge from the presentation to their own work? Will the information be presented in an interesting and engaging way that supports learning?

If you have any questions, please contact us at : 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software