EARLY BIRD RATE EXTENDED to APRIL 23, 2018
Delegates will have until April 23, 2018 (11:59 pm EDT) to take advantage of discounted registration fees for CES’ annual conference in Calgary, Alberta from May 26-29, 2018.
Keynote Plenary Session – May 29
Fellows Panel – Evaluation for the Anthropocene
- Jane Davidson
- Patrick Field
- Kate McKegg
- Andy Rowe
- Chuck Rumsey
- Juha Uitto
- Nan Wehipeihana
The world is facing rapid and dramatic changes as the result of human activity – including pollution, mass extinctions, and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. Sustainability is a critical imperative requiring human behaviour to adapt to reduce harm we cause to the natural system that sustains us. Yet evaluation in North America has shown little or no interest in sustainability, nor have we developed the capacity to evaluate coupled human and natural systems that are at the core of achieving sustainability. Evaluation cannot remain relevant unless we take up the challenge.
Achieving sustainability-ready evaluation requires require evaluation to change its worldview from one based on dominion to one based on equality across and within systems. This panel brings together experts in biophysical sciences, conflict resolution, and leading-edge evaluation to outline the issues, share a success story where drawing from indigenous and social science knowledge provided sustainability-ready evaluation, and challenge CES members to take action on this critical imperative.