This year’s joint conference of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and American Evaluation Association (AEA) is scheduled for October 24-30, 2005 in Toronto, Canada (Sheraton Centre Hotel). The theme is “Evaluation 2005: Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries“. Some of the conference tracks sound interesting.
Here’s a short description about this year’s theme:
“We live in a world of boundaries and borders â€” geographic borders, disciplinary boundaries, and intellectual territoriality. Competing models, professional jargon, and alternative frameworks sometimes divide us â€” as do perspectives, contexts, cultures, politics, values, and experiences. These differences also provide opportunities for cross-fertilization and possibilities for thinking about evaluation in new ways as we share diverse experiences and perspectives.
Boundaries and borders are human constructions. They can be and often are functional. While they sometimes create barriers to mutual understanding and communications, crossing borders and boundaries can offer opportunities for new syntheses, hybrid creations, and creative partnerships.”
Sounds like an interesting conference – hope to see you there.