Conference theme: Through the lens

Evaluation has the power to be a lens that transforms the way we see the world. As evaluators, as people, we wear many lenses that shape what we see and how we focus our vision. Our lenses can help us to reflect on the wisdom of our elders; to refract our knowledge and learning in ways that enable us to embrace diversity in our communities; as well as to refocus on the future and create shared visions that resonate.

Join us in 2023 as we come together to build clarity and insight, and to share our visions for the future of evaluation.

Understanding different ways of knowing to inform our theory and practice
Adapting, growing and embracing diversity
Challenging norms, practicing on the edge while maintaining our core
Building the translational process and transformative impact of evaluation


Urban culture, outdoor adventure

Conference location South Brisbane was originally a meeting place for traditional landowners, the Turrbal and Yuggera people.

The Brisbane River is just a short stroll from our venue offering plenty of water-based activities in pleasantly warm September weather. The river banks are a popular place to walk, jog or hire a bike – or just relax with a glass of wine. Immerse yourself in knowledge, culture and creativity in Brisbane’s central arts precinct. Or head over to trend-setting restaurants in Brisbane's hippest neighbourhoods.

Beyond the city, cuddle a koala, visit the iconic XXXX Brewery or relax on nearby idyllic islands.