You may have heard that the CESBCY Evaluation Conference is being held in Vancouver, BC on Friday, November 20, 2015. This year’s focus is on evaluations of non-profit initiatives across the province. Its theme “Collaboration, Contribution and Collective Impact” is a tribute to the contributions of evaluation to gathering and analyzing data, communicating and sharing learning, and engaging in practices that shift thinking to support system-wide improvement.
Students are strongly being encouraged to participate in the conference and there are a variety of ways you can do so:
1. Student presentations
Evaluation students from across the region will be presenting on projects relating to the theme of the conference.
2. Buddy program
Interested students can be paired up with a seasoned evaluator “buddy” to help students feel more comfortable and well-oriented at the conference and gain a better understanding of evaluation practice by exchanging with an experienced peer.
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To register, please visit Volunteer Spot at http://vols.pt/Q3rBwM
3. Reduced Student Registration Fees
To make the conference as accessible as possible for students, there is also a reduced early bird rate for students. The special rate is available before/on October 9, 2015.
To make the conference as accessible as possible for students, the BC Yukon chapter of the CES is offering bursaries to students attending and/or participating in the conference. The bursary application deadline in September 25, 2015.
For information on applying for a bursary click here
Students can gain a variety of skills by volunteering at the conference.
To sign up, please visit Volunteer Spot at http://vols.pt/FKtmT6
For more information on the conference, you can visit http://www.cesbcyconference.ca/
This conference will be a great way to learn more about the field of evaluation and meet fellow evaluators from across the region!