DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 14 December 2016

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT THROUGH ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION PROCESS ALL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOPS SHOULD ALSO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE. IF THE WORKSHOP OR KEYNOTE RELATES TO A CROSS-CUTTING STRAND, PLEASE SELECT NOT-APPLICABLE

The following abstracts could be submitted:

Paper presentations

Written papers engage a debate in evaluation, report critically on completed evaluation, aim to clarify issues in evaluation theory and propose new and innovative evaluation paradigms.

Paper submissions entail a written paper in final form by 15 February 2017 and an oral presentation during the conference where the presentation time is divided equally between the PowerPoint presentation and questions from the floor, for response by the presenter.

Paper proposals should indicate:

  • Title of the paper, clearly indicating it as is on the paper presentation
  • Name/s, title/s and institutional affiliation/s of author
  • Name and title of presenting author
  • Email and telephone contact details of presenting author
  • A 300 to 500 words abstract must be included and contain information on the context, overview of the content of the presentation and a summary of the results and conclusions that will be presented
  • Abstracts must be submitted on the AfrEA conference website Word [Abstracts that are accepted will be included in the conference programme as they stand, and authors are required to ensure that they are adequately proof-read before submission]
  • In addition please note that:
    • Submitted papers may be considered for publication in the African Evaluation Journal. Authors are required to sign a statement indicating whether their paper has been previously published, in which journal, or in what format
    • Abstracts speaking to the theme would be favourably considered

Round table presentations

Round tables usually entail evaluation work-in-progress. During such sessions, authors make available a manuscript for debate to clarify, strengthen argumentation and consider next steps. Sessions aim to assist the author to complete the manuscript with the view to publish. We encourage participants to bring draft or in-progress reports about interesting initiatives for brainstorming and advice.

Abstracts for a Roundtable should be 300 to 500 words and should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Please note that a hard copy of the written manuscript in progress, with issues for discussion, should be made available in sufficient numbers to attendees at the presentation.

Poster presentations

Poster presentations entail a poster size presentation with images as well as text. Posters usually depict an evaluation study including: questions asked in the study through methodology, data, findings and conclusions. Posters will be displayed during the conference and presenters need to be available to respond to questions about the poster on display.

Abstracts for Poster displays should be no longer than 300 to 500 words, and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.

Accepted Poster presentations will be displayed in the exhibition hall for the duration of the conference. Posters should measure approximately 95 cm in width and 1.5 m in height.

Exhibition presentations

Exhibition presentations should indicate:

  • The title of the exhibition
  • The name of the member association or organisation
  • The contact details (including e-mail address)
  • Should be accompanied by a half- to one page description of the exhibition stating the materials required and the language (French or English)
  • SUBMISSION

Submission deadline for abstracts:
Abstracts should be submitted electronically no later than 14 December 2016 at 12:00pm (GMT)

Notification of acceptance of abstracts:
All applications will be informed whether their abstracts have been selected for the conference by END JANUARY 2017.

The deadline for receipt of full papers:
AfrEA needs to receive all full papers no later than 15 February 2017.