About Conference 2021

Over the past 40 years, our notions of evaluation use – what it is, who is it for, and what constitutes success – have evolved, but critically important questions remain; just how comprehensive is evaluation use and what more can and should we be doing to enhance use? To explore this further with evaluation colleagues from the North, Central, and South Americas, join us at the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) 2021 Conference in Ottawa!

In addition to attending the conference, you will want to take the time to explore Ottawa before or after CES 2021. The land on which we will be meeting is the traditional, unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation and filled with much beauty and history.

Visit the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, steps away from the conference site and hotel. Spend time at Parliament Hill, the Supreme Court, the National Art Gallery and other national museums. Browse the nearby historic Byward Market or take in a world class concert at the National Arts Centre. Head out to explore Ottawa-Gatineau’s many bike paths along the canal and Ottawa River or flee to the nearby Gatineau Park for a hike in the hills. The nation’s capital and surrounding area will be abuzz with activity in the early days of Summer.

You will leave CES 2021 with new ideas and practices to share with your colleagues and apply in your work, an expanded evaluation network to support and sustain you, and a wider appreciation of all that is great to do and see in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.