ANZEA Conference 2015

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The UN has designated 2015 as the International Year of Evaluation to advocate and promote evaluation and its use. The theme of the International Year of Evaluation is Evidence for the world we want — using evaluation to improve people’s lives through better policy making.

Read more about the conference themes
Register Online for Conference 2015This link will take you to an external site for registration.


Check out our Conference 2015 Keynotes page for news of the international, Pacific and national keynote speakers that we have invited to join us at Conference 2015.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now closed. View the conference programme and conference abstracts.


You can view the Conference 2015 Presentations Archive where many of our speakers have generously made their presentations available for download.

Our Conference programme offers:

  • ConferenceThe conference programme (see also conference abstracts) offers two full days and one half day of presentations, speakers, panel discussions, Pasifika Fono, Hui Maori, Pakeha Forum and plenty of opportunities for networking and sharing information and knowledge — Monday afternoon, Tuesday and Wednesday 6 – 8 July
  • Workshops1/2 day and full day workshops (see details or register) — Monday morning, 6 July and Thursday, 9 July

Key Dates

Acceptance of proposals Week 18 – 22 May
Programme available Week 25 – 29 May
Book Waipuna accommodation to ensure availability Monday 15 June
Earlybird registration closes Sunday 21 June
Powerpoint presentations for pre-loading Wednesday 1 July
Registration closes Friday 3 July
Pre-conference workshop Monday 6 July
9 – 12 noon
Conference starts Monday 6 July, 12.30 pm
Conference finishes Wednesday 8 July, 4 pm
Post-conference workshops Thursday 9 July
9 am – 4.30 pm


Register Online for Conference 2015This link will take you to an external site for registration.

Registration costs

Early Bird price will apply to registrations received on or before midnight on Sunday 21 June 2015.

ANZEA Conference 2015 Fees

All prices include 15% Goods and Services Tax.

  • If you are not attending the conference but wish to attend one or more of the following events – the workshops, the Hui Maori, Pasifika Fono, Pākehā Forum, Conference Dinner – please also enrol via the online registration process.
  • It is also possible to register for a Single Day.  This provides you access to a maximum of two sessions (a session being a morning or an afternoon).  The cost is $325 earlybird and $345 for members and non-members, and $150 for student or unwaged.


NOW OPEN Individuals or community-based organisations are invited to apply for a scholarship to assist with registration costs, who would otherwise not be able to attend the conference.

Please download this document for more information, and an application form.

Applications close 5 pm, Tuesday 16 June. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by Thursday 18 June at the latest.

Thanks to Our Sponsors
The scholarships have been made possible by sponsorship from the Education Review Office, Ministry of Social Development, Auckland Council and Pasifika Futures.

Venue and Accommodation

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The ANZEA Conference 2015 venue is Waipuna Hotel, Mt Wellington, Auckland.

Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre is one of New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive Auckland conference centre and hotel accommodation venue.

It’s located just 15 minutes from both Auckland City and Auckland’s International Airport and is set amongst 6.26 acres of parkland overlooking a picturesque saltwater lagoon.

It offers prestigious 4-star hotel accommodation with 148 rooms and suites available and superb guest facilities. Plus 450 free off-street car parks, internet, restaurant and bar options, and a swimming pool, spa and gymnasium for your use.

Conference Accommodation Special

Conference accommodation special for a Bureau Room (includes 1 queen and 1 double sized bed) PLUS a cooked breakfast:

  • Single – $172.50 (GST inclusive) includes one cooked breakfast per room per night
  • Double or twin share – $195.50 (GST inclusive), includes two cooked breakfasts per room per night.

Book before 15 June to ensure room availability.

To book online, go to and enter the Promo code ANZEA0607 in the box on the right-hand side of the home page (under BOOK NOW), and click the arrow.

Follow the instructions on the screen to make a reservation with instant confirmation. For any accommodation queries, phone 0800 924 786 (NZ only) or +64 9 526 3000.

Conference Contact

For conference specific queries, contact Robyn Bailey

A special thanks to Maxine Dignan for providing the wonderful wave photos!


Latest Conference News

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Earlybird Registrations closing this Sunday, 12 June

We would like to remind you that earlybird registrations are due to close in 4 days so make sure you take advantage of the discount and register before midnight on 12 June. Remember to also check if you are a member of ANZEA on our online membership list or with our manager, Immanuela Pfeiffenberger, to take advantage of the extra member discount at conference registration.

Conference Earlybird Registrations extended to midnight Sunday, 12 June.

Earlybird Registrations extended for a further two weeks to midnight Sunday 12 June 2016. This extension applies to both registration for the conference, and registration for pre- and post-conference workshops. So register before 12 June to take advantage of the earlybird discount.

Earlybird Registrations and Scholarship Applications closing soon on 29 May 2016

We would like to remind you that Earlybird Registrations and Scholarship Applications are due to close in 9 days, on 29 May.