A two-day interactive conference to sharpen your skills and deepen your understanding of how we evaluate progress and impact of initiatives that are addressing complex problems.

This conference is brought to you by six organisations passionate about using collaboration to make progress in the most pressing complex problems of our time: Collaboration for Impact, the Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre at Melbourne Business School, the Centre for Community Child Health at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Institute for Human Security and Social Change, La Trobe University and the Australian Futures Project.

Key Speakers

Michael Quinn Patton

Independent Consultant

Michael Quinn Patton is former President of the American Evaluation Association and recipient of both the Alva and Gunner Myrdal Award from the Evaluation Research Society for "outstanding contributions to evaluation use and practice" and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award for lifetime contributions...Read More

Mark Cabaj

From Here to There

Mark Cabaj is President of the consulting company From Here to There and an Associate of Tamarack – An Institute for Community Engagement.

While studying the Solidarity movement in Krakow, Poland, in mid-1989, Mark experienced a variety of tumultuous events that signalled the end...Read More

Liz Gillies

Conference Moderator
Trust Company Fellow, Asia Pacific Social Impact Centre, Melbourne Business School

Liz's areas of expertise include public relations, industrial relations, lobbying and advocacy, senior management, strategic planning, policy development, grant making and philanthropy. With over 20 years experience, she holds a number of board positions in the...Read More

Latest News

How do I get started in evaluating in complexity?

16 mar, 2016

Mark Cabaj workshop – How do I start developmental workshop? The purpose of Developmental evaluation is to create, develop or...Read More

The low down on Most Significant Change as a tool for qualitative data collection in complexity

16 mar, 2016

Most Significant Change – beyond indicators Bethany Davies from Clear Horizons gave an overview of the Most Significant Change...Read More

Live blog from the conference: Michael Quinn Patton's keynote

16 mar, 2016

Complexity & evaluation in an uncertain world  Participants in the conference kicked off by outlining the key issues they are...Read More

New speakers to be announced next week

29 jan, 2016

Stay tuned! The conference convenors are excited to be announcing more speakers next week. These speakers include highly respected and...Read More

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