Roundtable Conference

Maximize your networking in these exciting, parallel sessions, where you get to exchange with other evaluators on your topic. Each presenter delivers their content to a table of approximately 10 participants in 15 minutes or less, followed by a 10 minute interactive discussion. Participants will then move to another table. Presenters will deliver their content 3 times with different sets of participants, benefiting from the ideas and practical experiences of all.

A Roundtable is a 60-minute group discussion on a precise theme among up to 15 participants seated around a table. Roundtable presentations typically include a 5 to 10 minute presentation by the organizer to introduce the topic, followed by discussion and feedback from participants. Roundtable presenters should bring targeted questions to pose to participants at the table in order to learn from and with those attending. The presenter is also asked to summarize and conclude on the subject at the end of the session (5 minutes). Roundtables are excellent venues for getting targeted feedback, engaging in in-depth discussions, and meeting colleagues with similar interests. Note that roundtable is addressed to a limited number of participants. The abstract should detail the focus of the presentation and the way(s) in which it contributes to the body of knowledge in the field of evaluation. Each presenter is in charge of his or her discussion group, but most will include a short introductory presentation (5 to 10 minutes), a discussion (around 45 to 50 minutes) and a conclusion (5 minutes).