The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) and the American
Evaluation Association (AEA) welcome attendees from around the world to
our joint CES/AEA Evaluation Conference to be held October 24-30, 2005
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This page is designed to help international
attendees learn more about CES's and AEA's international outreach,
available resources, and ways to make the most of the conference
experience. Click on any of the topics below to go directly to more
For many people, letters of invitation help smooth the visa
process and we wish to support international attendees in their efforts
to secure the needed travel documentation. However, in order to receive
a letter of invitation, the conference organizers must have some
assurance that you intend to attend the conference if your travel
request is granted. Letters will be issued to those meeting any ONE of
the following criteria:
- You have been a member of CES or AEA since prior to 12/31/2004
- You are scheduled to present at the annual conference
- You have completed and paid for 2005 conference registration
- You have won an AEA international travel award
- You can provide evidence of your work or study in the field of
If you require a letter of invitation in order to attend the annual
conference, please email the following information to Kathy Jones in the
CES office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the conference being held in Canada, AEA is unable to directly
issue letters of invitation this year.
- An indication of which of the five criteria above you meet,
including documentation of your work or study in the field of
evaluation if you meet only criteria #5
- The full address that should appear on the letter
- The name and title of the person to whom the letter should be
- Whether you prefer that the letter be mailed or faxed (and provide
a fax number if the latter is preferred)
- Any other information that you believe is needed in order to
process your request for a letter or to develop the letter of
in Microsoft Word).
Letters of invitation will be either faxed or mailed via the Canadian
Postal Service using standard international delivery. Due to the costs
involved, CES cannot send letters of invitation via courier or express
mail services. We strongly encourage you to make your request at the
earliest date possible. Requests received after October 7 may not be
able to be honored. Letters of invitation are sent within three working
days of receipt of all requested information. If you have questions
about obtaining a letter of invitation, please direct them to Kathy
Jones in the CES office via email at email@example.com
or via phone at 613-725-2526.
and Cross-cultural Topical Interest Group (ICCE TIG)
The International and Cross-cultural Topical Interest Group
focuses on knowledge and information sharing about evaluation in the
- International settings, policies and programs, with emphasis on
- Economic, social, and human development programs and projects
- Cross-cultural programs and projects.
At the conference, the ICCE TIG sponsors a strand of sessions
focusing on their areas of interest. Under each session listed in the
program, you can find its TIG sponsor. This is a great way to narrow
down selections during the timeslots when you have over 20 sessions from
which to choose! The full program will be posted online in September.
The full list of TIGs may be found at http://eval.org/tigs.html.
When you check in at the conference registration desk, you
will receive your hardcopy program and nametag that indicates the
country from which you hail. The nametag serves as a wonderful
networking tool throughout the conference. Having your country shown on
your nametag is sure to start up conversation about evaluation, and
life, in your part of the world.
All attendees and presenters must pay for registration at CES/AEA
Evaluation Conference 2005. Registration forms, and online registration,
may be accessed by clicking here.
Most international registrants should register through the Canadian
Evaluation Society. We
recommend that you browse through the rest of this site, especially our
frequently asked questions pages, and the information page for the
address questions about registration and logistics to Heidi Nye or Heidi
McNeil in the AEA office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please address questions about opportunities for
international attendees to the chair of the International and
Cross-cultural TIG, Zenda Ofir, at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you in October!