Supporters and Exhibitors

The CES/AEA Evaluation Conference 2005 is pleased to recognize the following supporters and exhibitors. We are grateful for their participation.

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Government of Ontario, Ministry of Finance, Treasury Board Office

The principal functions of the Ministry of Finance are to recommend taxation, fiscal and economic policies, manage provincial finances, develop and allocate the provincial budget, and administer Ontario's major tax statutes and tax assistance programs.

The mission of the Ministry of Finance is to establish an environment, which will ensure a dynamic, innovative and growing economy and to manage the fiscal, financial and related regulatory affairs of the Province of Ontario. To carry out this mission, the ministry will create a climate for economic growth and job creation in the province; promote the effective and efficient delivery of government services to taxpayers and control spending; ensure prudent management of the province's debt; balance the budget; and ensure that public organizations remain accountable to taxpayers for the use of their funds.

The Ontario Government has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with and is pleased to support the work of the Canadian Evaluation Society, particularly this international conference. We continue to be committed to the principles of evaluation – relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, affordability and sustainability and look forward to participating in a productive conference.

The World Bank

National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation (NSF), a CES/AEA Conference supporter, is a United States federal agency that supports science and engineering (S&E) research and education and S&E evaluation. Annually over 9,000 individuals, academic institutions, and for-profits and non-profits receive NSF grants or contracts. The Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) is a focal point for international science and engineering activities both within and outside NSF. MYNSF, formerly the Custom News Service (CNS) sends electronic notifications to subscribers about NSF publications and grant and employment opportunities. For more information, subscribe to MYNSF, visit or call the NSF information center: 703-292-5111.

Universalia Management Group
Universalia is a 25-year-old Canadian management consulting firm with extensive experience in evaluation, monitoring and performance measurement. We also help clients enhance their capacities in these areas. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices and/or representation in Ottawa, Washington, Asia, Latin America and Central/Eastern Europe, we have conducted hundreds of assignments for international development agencies, governments and non-governmental organizations around the world. Universalia is known and respected as a firm that provides high quality, timely and added-value services and is sought after to carry out complex and/or challenging assignments. Our growth and success is founded on our holistic approach to problem solving. For further information on Universalia contact either Marie-Helene Adrien, President, 5252 de Maisonneuve Ave West, Suite 310, Montreal, Qc Canada H4A 3S5 Phone: 514-485-3565 or email: or Geraldine Cooney, Manager, International Consulting Practice, 100 Argyle Avenue, Suite 200, Ottawa, ON, Canada K2P 1B6 Phone 613-232-8401 or email

The Western Chapters of CES: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia
We are pleased to support the CES/AEA Evaluation Conference 2005. We represent over 400 members from the vibrant evaluation community of Canada's western provinces. It was Vancouver that hosted the first International Evaluation Conference in 1995. We wish every success to this second international evaluation conference and to our colleagues in the rest of Canada, America, and the world.

Harry Cummings and Associates Inc.
HCA specializes in program evaluation, monitoring, performance review and measurement. HCA also offers a variety of professional development workshops including Results Based Management and Evaluation, Performance Indicators, and Survey Design. We also have expertise in conducting economic & social impact assessments. Our clients include government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. Collectively, our core team of consultants has over 50 years of professional experience in program planning and evaluation in Canada and overseas. HCA is committed to participatory evaluation processes, acknowledging that program stakeholders have a critical role to play in evaluation planning, design and implementation. We strive to incorporate the perspectives, needs and values of all stakeholders in evaluations. In doing so, we believe that the utility of evaluation processes and results increases.

International Program for Development Evaluation Training
The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is a four-week residential executive education program designed to meet the professional development needs of evaluation and audit professionals working in developed and developing country governments, as well as the needs of professional evaluators working in bilateral and multilateral development agencies and banks. The program is a joint collaboration between the World Bank and Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and will operate for the sixth time in the summer of 2006. The program consists of two full weeks of lectures delivered in plenary by two World Bank principals and a Carleton University faculty member followed by two weeks of workshops of varying lengths of time from one to three days. Participants can attend all four weeks, the first two weeks only, or either one or both of the last two weeks. The program assembles a world-class faculty from four continents, which blend extensive field experience with high-level methodological skills and knowledge.

Centre for Research and Education in Human Services (CREHS)
The Centre for Research and Education in Human Services (CREHS) is an independent, non-profit organization with over 20 years experience in community research, program evaluation, needs assessment and planning. In all Centre work, we use a participatory, action-oriented approach. Our research themes include cultural diversity, mental health, family support, and disability issues. CREHS regularly develops evaluation frameworks and conducts program evaluations across Ontario and Canada (approximately 120 projects in the past 8 years) and has a strong record of effectively guiding organizations and government in utilization-focused and evidence-based decision-making. We also offer a wide variety of training, publications and resources, including the handbooks on evaluation and sustainability.

Applied Psychology Program, Psychology Department
The Applied Psychology Program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers graduate students the opportunity to get training in psychological theory, methods, statistics, and measurement, combined with hands-on training in applied psychology and program evaluation. The cornerstone of the program is Applied Research Consultants, a consulting organization, which provides an applied research practicum for graduate students. Promoting the professional development of students while serving the SIUC community and regional businesses, ARC is open to a variety of projects, including survey design and research, statistical consulting, program evaluation, focus groups, needs assessment, job analysis, performance appraisals, and personal training.

Centre canadien de leadership en évaluation (CLÉ)
Le Centre canadien de leadership en évaluation (Le CLÉ) est un centre d'excellence et de leadership en évaluation. Le CLÉ, organisme sans but lucratif, maintient son engagement à contribuer son expertise, ses compétences et son appui pour aider les organismes et institutions francophones du Canada dans l'atteinte de leurs résultats. Son approche en est une de rigueur et de qualité certes, mais aussi d'accompagnement et de service pour accroître les capacités des communautés francophones en matière de mesure, d'évaluation et de gestion axée sur les résultats et la responsabilisation. Pour favoriser une gestion stratégique et une amélioration durable de la performance de votre organisation, notre équipe offre des services en matière : d'analyse des acquis, des besoins, de la performance organisationnelle; de planification stratégique; d'élaboration de modèles logiques et de cadres de responsabilisation; d'évaluation de l'efficience et de l'efficacité de programmes, de projets ou d'initiatives et monitorage des processus de gestion; de gestion du changement et gestion du risque; d'évaluation du climat organisationnel et de la dynamique de groupe.

Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
Come see Jossey-Bass/Wiley's new titles and journals in evaluation, education, health, statistics, nonprofit, sociology, social services, community psychology, and other fields. New titles include the The ABCs of Evaluation 2e., Creating More Effective Graphs, and Statistical Methods for Forecasting. Special discounts for AEA members.

Mosaic Network, Inc.
Mosaic Network's flagship product is a Grant Evaluation and Measurement Solution called GEMS. This software enables social programs to track clients, services, and outcomes for self-evaluation and to share this data with funding staff and evaluators. Funders use GEMS to manage administrative and fiscal information about their programs to meet contractual obligations, do evaluation, and determine impacts. If short, GEMS enables programs to answer, "Is this working?" and "What should we change?" For more information, please visit or call (805)692-0992.

R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd.
R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. is a national research firm specializing in performance measurement and program evaluation. The firm operates three offices – in Ottawa, Edmonton and Victoria. Each office has its own call centre, focus group and research facilities. In business since 1985, the firm has grown to be one of the largest independent research firms in Canada. R.A. Malatest & Associates Ltd. has completed in excess of 300 consulting assignments for a variety of federal, provincial and local government agencies. The firm has particular experience in the evaluation of human resource programs, including job training and income support. The firm has also completed numerous assignments in the areas of education, health care, environment and justice. With a staff of more than 80, the firm is well positioned to complete small to large-scale research assignments. More information about the Company can be obtained by calling 1-800-665-5848 or visiting our Web site.

Sage Publications
Celebrating 40 years of global publishing, Sage Publications provides journals, books, and electronic media of the highest caliber. Please stop by our booth or visit us at to review our publications and/or discuss your publishing ideas.

Athena Software
Athena software is one of the world's most powerful and fully integrated case management and client information solutions designed for counseling, mental health centres and EAP providers. Athena helps its customers reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and improve customer service by integrating human resources, notes, outcome evaluation and billing into one system. Athena solutions combine decades of combined experience with the power of server based open source database technology. Athena gives the power to innovate and customize the system back to the customer without the cost. We make systems integration easy and affordable for people helping others.

International Development Research Centre
The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is a Canadian public corporation that works in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world in their search for the means to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies. IDRC has had an Evaluation Unit since 1991 to monitor performance and measure program achievements. The Evaluation Unit will display its many resources relating to monitoring and evaluation, including books and a CD-ROM on Outcome Mapping. Corporate materials on IDRC will also be available.

The MayaTech Corporation
The MayaTech Corporation is an applied social science research firm providing research and evaluation, program management and support services, information systems technology services, conference and logistic services, and business services to public and commercial sector clients. MayaTech has 20 years of substantive experience that enables us to asses the challenges at hand and then to conceptualize, develop, and implement innovative, "common sense solutions" that are consistent with our client's programmatic goals.

Pearson Allyn & Bacon Publishers
Allyn & Bacon Publishers is the premier publisher in Educational textbooks, resources, and technology for students and instructors, alike. At the CES/AEA Conference 2005, we will be promoting our most recent titles in Educational Research; Qualitative Research; Assessment; Intro to Educational Psychology; and Motivation.

Designed for new or transitioning organizations implementing peer review or multiple reviewer processes, ProGrid is an evaluation support system that enables you to rapidly deploy a disciplined selection or performance process that is objective, transparent and built on your organization's values, priorities and expectations.

The Evaluation Center, WMU Interdisciplinary PHD in Evaluation
The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University has a 40-year history of providing national and international leadership for advancing the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation. Unlike most evaluation units in academic settings, the Center is not affiliated with a single academic department or college. This reflects the transdisciplinary nature of evaluation and enables Center personnel to work effectively in an array of subject areas. The Evaluation Center houses WMU's Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation, which features practice-linked learning; more than 30 faculty members from 13 academic departments and The Evaluation Center; and a fully tailored, challenging curriculum.

Guilford Publications
Guilford Publications, is expanding into the fields of research methods (both quantitative & qualitative) and evaluation. This program is headed by a long-time AEA attendee and member, C. Deborah Laughton. Come by our booth to get a first look at Stake's Multiple Case Study Analysis; Fetterman and Wandersman's Empowerment Evaluation Principles in Practice and our other new offerings in statistics, psychology and education. We're building this evaluation and methods program for you, so drop by the booth and tell us what topics and types of publications you need.

WestEd is a nonprofit research, development, and service agency that works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. Success for every learner is our goal at WestEd.

Claremont Graduate University
Claremont Graduate University in Southern California is one of the leading providers of education and training in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. CGU offers MA, PhD, and Certificate Programs that stress rigorous training and a high level of competence. CGU also houses research institutes that perform evaluations for private and public clientele, utilizing world-renowned faculty and an extensive network of evaluation alumni.

Luther Consulting, LLC
Luther Consulting, LLC provides comprehensive evaluation support services for multi-site projects through EvaluationWeb, our web-based data collection and analysis service. We are currently supporting seven separate EvaluationWeb systems and over 2000 users with live end-user technical assistance, which is the key to successful web-based evaluation. Available capabilities include online surveys, photo upload, document upload, online customized reports, and geographical report mapping. This customizable and user friendly system allows clients to meet changing evaluation requirements for an annual subscription fee, that is typically far less expensive than the cost of custom computer programming. In addition, our unique experience with both evaluation and programming allows us to rapidly create and support these systems in far less time than most large tech companies.

ResearchTalk Inc.
ResearchTalk Inc. is a qualitative research consulting company. Our scholars program and summer intensive program provide opportunities for you to work directly with leading authors in the field. We are specialists in the use of qualitative software.

QSR International
QSR International is the leading expert in qualitative research software. Its innovative products are used by academic, commercial and Government researchers worldwide. NVivo 7, QSR's latest product brings together the best of NVivo and N6, QSR's flagship programs, and adds a whole new dimension and depth to qualitative research. It combines NVivo, a tool for rich, complex data with N6, a robust program ideal for large projects that automates clerical tasks. Better yet, NVivo 7 has innovative new features that will allow you to work in new way. Visit our exhibit and experience NVivo 7 first-hand or visit our web site.

Principia Products
Do you need to collect data from surveys, evaluations, tests or other paper and online forms? The Remark product family, from Principia Products, a division of Gravic, Inc., is the unique, affordable software solution for collecting data from paper-based or web-based forms. Remark Office OMR® works with image scanners to collect data from user-created forms. Remark Classic OMR® works with traditional OMR readers to collect data from pre-printed scannable forms. Remark Web Survey® makes it very easy for users to create web surveys, tests and other online forms, post them to the Internet or an intranet and collect the data.

Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada
Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada's Centre of Excellence for Evaluation provides leadership, guidance and support to the practice of evaluation in the government of Canada. The CEE undertakes activities that foster community and capacity development, working to ensure a sufficient number of appropriately trained evaluation professionals support policy implementation across government. The CEE develops and distributes tools and guidance materials to support evaluation professionals and program managers as they work to embed evaluation into management practices in government departments and agencies subject to the Policy. These tools and materials are available for review at the kiosk located on the ground floor.

Exhibits, Support and Advertising

This page presents a summary of the Exhibit, Support & Advertising Prospectus (PDF).

Why participate

This high profile, professional development event can present your firm with an opportunity to share your passion for the value of evaluation and the important role it plays in the betterment of society with people who make evaluation their business. Demonstrate your support to the professionalism of evaluation by participating in this Conference. Take advantage of this event to draw attention to your professional capabilities and your interest in the work of program evaluation. Raise the profile of your organization by signing up as a supporter, exhibitor or advertiser.

Conference Attendees

With over 450 sessions and 1300 presenters, this joint international conference of the Canadian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association will attract a variety of attendees including independent consultants, academics, government and NGO evaluators, representatives from social service and non-profit agencies, students and business professionals from around the world. We expect conference attendance of between 2000 and 2500.

Support Opportunities & Benefits

"Supporting" offers you a unique way to network with conference attendees, support both the Canadian Evaluation Society and American Evaluation Association, and increase the name recognition for your business or organization among national and international evaluators. The information outlined below represents example supporting opportunities and benefits. We are happy to work with you to identify a supporting opportunity that meets your individual needs.

All supporters receive:

  • Web hot-link from conference web site to supporting organization.
  • Recognition in the conference program next to the event or service being supported.
  • Acknowledgement during the joint CES/AEA luncheon.
  • Name badge with "Supporter" ribbon.
  • Signage at event recognizing supporting organization.

Opportunities, Fee Structure & Additional Benefits

  • Platinum Supporter (CA$15,000)
    • Full page advertisement on Conference program back cover
    • Complimentary exhibit space including 6' draped table and chair
    • Insert in conference delegate package
    • Two complimentary conference registrations
  • Gold Supporter (CA$10,000)
    • Half page advertisement in Conference program
    • Complimentary exhibit space including 6' draped table and chair
    • Insert in conference delegate package
    • One complimentary conference registration
  • Welcome OR Closing Reception Supporter (CA$7,500)
    • Half page advertisement in Conference program
    • Complimentary exhibit space including 6' draped table and chair
    • Opportunity to deliver brief remarks at the Reception
  • Refreshment Break Supporter (CA$3,000)
    • Quarter page advertisement in Conference program
  • Hospitality Suite Supporter (CA$2,500)
    • Business card advertisement in Conference program

Exhibit Opportunities & Benefits

All exhibit space is in the form of table-tops. A standard space offers one 2.5' x 6' draped table with a chair. Foot traffic around these spaces should be excellent.

All exhibitors receive:

  • Web hot-link from conference web site to exhibiting organization.
  • A 50-100 word profile in our exhibitor flyer included in every conference delegate package.
  • Name badge with "Exhibitor" ribbons for up to two exhibit staff. Please note that exhibit staff are not registered for the conference and may not attend conference sessions unless they register.
  • A 10% discount on advertising in the conference program.

Fee Structure:

  • One 2.5' x 6' draped table with a chair (CA$775)
  • Two 2.5' x 6' draped tables with two chairs (CA$925)

Display Time: 

The conference runs from 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2005. Your table should be open and staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from at least 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Tables are available for Wednesday exhibiting and this opportunity may be taken advantage of at no extra charge.

Advertising Opportunities & Benefits

Our hardcopy conference program, with its extensive index of presenters, is the guide used by every conference attendee during the event and is taken back to the office for reference. The conference committee reserves the right to refuse any proposed advertising. Advertising rates for the conference program are as follows. Advertising specifications are available upon request. All materials provided must be camera-ready. The rates are available in the Exhibit, Support & Advertising Prospectus (PDF).

Contact Us

CES/AEA Conference 2005 Support Committee - for information on exhibiting, supporting or advertising

Details and Acceptance Form in the Exhibit, Support & Advertising Prospectus (PDF).