The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) is looking to recruit students to help out at the 2010 CES conference.
In exchange for a minimum of 8 hours of volunteered time, students will have their registration fee for the conference waived (note: this doesn't include pre-conference workshops or other extras).
The types of tasks we need volunteers to do include:
- helping assemble the delegate kits (if any)
- helping greet the delegates on registration days and throughout the conference
- provide logistical support at each conference presentation
- a variety of other tasks, as needed, to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Any interested students should contact Beth Snow as soon as possible. Volunteer spots will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Also, if you aren't available to/interested in volunteering, there is a considerably reduced registration fee for students!
- Registration is now open for the CES 2010 Conference, May 2-5, in Victoria, BC. Going Green, Gold and Global: New Horizons for evaluation. Don't delay! Register by March 17, 2010 to take advantage of early bird pricing! Reserve your room now at the Empress Hotel as rooms are already over 40% sold out!
Facilitators wanted for Thematic Breakfasts Roundtables.
- Thematic breakfast roundtables are a great opportunity for Conference 2010 participants to network and share their experiences in evaluation. Anyone is welcome to join. Led by a volunteer facilitator these informal groups discuss a shared interest in a particular area or topic of evaluation. As a facilitator you need only to identify a theme or topic and meet your group at the table number assigned to your topic. You don't need to prepare anything as the discussion is meant to be informal. Conference delegates interested in facilitating a thematic breakfast roundtable are asked to submit their names, e-mail address and the topic they would like to discuss to the Conference Secretariat, attention Kylie Hutchinson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of updated roundtable topics will be posted on the conference Web site as they come in.
Record number of teams to compete in 2010 CES Student Case Competition
- Round One of the CES Student Case Competition will take place on Saturday February 6, 2010. There are 24 teams registered this year from across Canada — a record number! We wish them all the best of luck — and lots of fun — as they work on this real life evaluation case.
- Once again the Case Competition organizing committee is seeking financial support to bring the finalist teams to the CES Conference in Victoria B.C. from May 2-5, 2010. If your organization is interested in supporting Canada's next generation of evaluators in this way, please check our brochure for details on our Web site.
Great speakers announced! (and more to be announced!)
- Day 1 Keynote — Simon Jackson — age 26, selected as one of the top 25 Up and Comers by MacLean's Magazine, and one of only six young people from around the world honored as Time Magazine's Sixty Heroes for the Planet, is the founder and President of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition. Expect to be surprised!
- Day 2 Keynote — Jennifer Walinga, PhD — Commonwealth, World, and Olympic Champion in rowing, organizational consultant with Integrated Focus Consulting, educator and coach with Royal Roads University, is a motivational speaker with the Olympic hardware. Expect to be inspired!
- Day 3 Keynote Panelist — Hallie Preskill, PhD — Past President of American Evaluation Association, author of numerous books on evaluation, with more than 20 years evaluation and organizational learning and change consulting services and training workshops has a vast experience to draw from. Expect to be enriched!
Proposal Deadline Changed to January 11
- We extended the deadline for Presentation proposals to January 11. For those who are interested in putting on a presentation, there is still some time left to get a proposal in.
Proposal Deadline Changed to December 31
- We extended the deadline for Workshop and Presentation proposals to December 31. For those who are interested in putting on either a workshop or presentation, there is still some time left to get a proposal in.
Reservations System Live
- You can now make hotel reservations for the Conference through the Fairmont Empress Hotel reservation system accessed from the Accommodations page.
Sponsors and Interest in Hospitality Suites
- We are in preliminary negotiations with some early Conference sponsors and we have had inquiries from organizations wanting to host hospitality suites.
- If you want to take advantage of this opportunity to increase your visibility in the Canadian evaluation community, be associated with the Conference, or host a hospitality suite, please contact Sue Ryan at the Willow Group (email@example.com) or Brian McGowan with the Sponsorship Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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