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Blog Post #11: Tips for Creating Accessible Slide Presentations

If you’re creating a slide presentation for the C2020 conference, do consider incorporating accessible features. Components such as template design, fonts, colours, spacing, images, tables and slide animations can facilitate or hinder screen readers, which are used by people who are visually impaired. Simplicity is always a good choice. Choose a template that has a ...

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Blog Post #10: Greening Our Conference

Sustainability is one of four interrelated foundational values underpinning C2020. While this value comprises more than environmental considerations, they certainly are a priority, given that the annual conference is CES’ largest and most resource-consumptive event. With a rubric developed by the CES Sustainability Working Group and implementation leadership from greening champions, C2020’s aim is to ...

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Blog Post #9: Preparing Your C2020 Presentation

You know the presenter has captured the audience’s interest when you see people giving their undivided attention.  If you’re presenting at this June’s CES conference, this is what you’ll be aiming for. In this post, we share some tips to help you get started with your presentation and guide you along the way. Creating a ...

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Blog Post #8: The Future of Evaluation is Bright: From AEA 2019 to CES 2020

About four weeks ago, I had the good fortune of attending the American Evaluation Association conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The theme of this year’s conference was “Paths to the future of evaluation” which was captured in a strong focus on equality, diversity and inclusion; innovative methodologies; and utilization-focused evaluation. So, based on my experience at ...

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Blog Post #7: An Intense Evaluation Experience

Show your support for new and upcoming evaluators! Consider attending presentations given by the student teams participating in the second round of the 2020 Student Evaluation Case Competition on June 15 at C2020. You might even learn a few new things too!  The competition is a fabulous opportunity for students to showcase their program evaluation ...

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Blog Post #6: Submitting a (winning) proposal

With an acceptance rate of around 50% in recent years, the CES conference has become a competitive event for presenters (acceptance rates approached 95% in earlier times). So, there are no more assurances of success in preparing a proposal, but there are ways to augment your likely success rate. Here is a checklist for you: ...

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Blog Post #5: What are you proposing for C2020?

We hope you’ve been thinking about your workshop, presentation or thematic breakfast table discussion for the C2020 Conference. You’ve got until December 8, 2019 to get your proposal in. Firm deadline. There will be no extensions. AEA365’s Lead Curator Sheila B. Robinson, who also frequently reviews proposals for AEA conferences, emphasized in a recent posting ...

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Blog Post #4: It’s C2020 proposal time!

Guidelines for submitting proposals for workshops, presentations, and thematic breakfasts for the 2020 Conference are out this month.  You may submit several proposals, but please note that only a maximum of two presentation proposals can be selected for one person, not counting workshop or thematic breakfast proposals.  See the Call for Workshops, the Call for ...

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Blog Post #2: What’s so great about attending CES conferences

We talked with a few of you to find out what you think makes the conferences so great. Here’s what you told us. The keynote speakers, the panel presentations—they get you thinking! The sessions—you learn so much! The conversations in between sessions, at social gatherings, during meals together—that’s what helps to absorb the presentations, what ...

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