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15 Days to Canadian Evaluation Society 2013 #cestoronto2013 #eval

header-logo10The Canadian Evaluation Society Conference 2013 is right around the corner! It’s happening in Toronto, from Sunday, June 9 to Wednesday, June 12. Among the keynote speakers who will be speaking include Hallie Preskill of FSG (whose contributions to evaluation theory include Appreciative Inquiry, evaluation capacity building, and organizational learning); George Roter of Engineers Without Borders Canada (@geroter); Sanjeev Sridharan, Director of Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions; and, my man, John Gargani (@john_gargani), whose pioneering work in thinking about design excites me.

If anyone is going to be attending, I’d love to get together. I will be presenting the results of my project on  Developmental Evaluation and its application to social innovation, which won the CES/CESEF SEEK award, over two sessions: Tuesday, June 11, 15:45 – 17:15 EST, the second, to be confirmed.

I’ll be tweeting about the conference at @chiyanlam under #cestoronto2013 and posting lessons-learned following the conference! See you there and online!

By Chi Yan Lam

Dr. Chi Yan Lam is a Credentialed Evaluator and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of evaluation at the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University; he is also a full-time evaluator practicing in public service. He specializes in evaluating large-scale, complex programs and incorporates multi-, mixed- and design methods in his evaluations to answer questions of importance to program administrators and policy makers working on educational and social programs. His articles on evaluation have been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Evaluation and the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation. He has been a holder of the professional designation in evaluation since 2014.

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