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Next Generation Evaluation: Shaping better futures in Aotearoa New Zealand

Conference theme

ANZEA’s 2016 conference is future focused. Next generation evaluation: Shaping better futures in Aotearoa New Zealand embraces a changing evaluation landscape in a diverse and pluralist Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Evaluation can be a powerful contributor to generating better opportunities and possibilities for everyone, including the next generation.

  • How can we shape better futures?
  • What are the new tools and emerging practices?
  • What will the next generation of evaluation look like?

Conference keynote speakers, presenters and participants are invited to engage with the questions presented in one or more of the following four contexts and three evaluation strands.


Iwi Māori potential Iwi Māori potential

What are the successes, challenges and next wave of opportunities for the Iwi Māori voice in evaluation? What are the intersecting paths between the developing economic power of Iwi Māori and the evaluation community?

Diverse communities

How can evaluation support inclusion, citizenship, active democracy and better social outcomes for specific communities at national and local levels? What are the evaluation needs and successes of the voluntary sector?

Children and youth

What responsibilities do evaluators have to include the experiences, perspectives, values and aspirations of young people? How is this best done to honour their voices – to ensure authenticity and opportunity?

Government and Public sector

How do evaluators manage and negotiate the competing and often dominant needs and values of government and the public sector as it endeavours to support diverse communities and to shape New Zealand’s economy and society?


The edge of evaluation – new approaches and tools

What’s new, exciting and has the potential to make a significant difference (to what and for whom)? What is on the horizon…or just over the horizon? How are evaluators integrating new practices and products and what is working well?

Evaluation theory and capacity building

How is the challenge of determining value best met when the future is unknown? What is the role of evaluation in achieving and shaping a better future? How can we improve the dynamic interaction of evaluation theory and practice? What are the challenges? What does this mean for evaluators and the professional voice?

Outcomes and impacts

What are the opportunities, needs and challenges in measuring and reporting outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand communities? What are the political, methodological and ethical challenges in gathering, using, reporting and visualising data? How can evaluation be used to shape a better future?


We have a great line-up of keynotes confirmed for ANZEA Conference 2016. David PritchardDr Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai, Dr Yvonne Underhill-Sem, and Kate Frykberg will be presenting at the Conference. Visit our Conference 2016 Keynotes page for detailed information and updates.


View or download the full conference programme which runs from 18–20 July 2016.

Workshops: Pre-Conference and Post-Conference

There is a programme of full-day and half-day workshops which run before (Monday morning 18 July) and after (Thursday 21 July) the main conference.


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. Five scholarships are available for 2016.

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

Applications close midnight, Sunday 29 May. Applicants will be informed of the outcome by Friday 10 June at the latest.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

The scholarships have been made possible by sponsorship from Allen + Clarke.

Registration and fees

Register online for Conference and Workshop sessions (link opens external site).

Conference Registration Fees *
Prices include GST
Earlybird – closes 12 June Standard – closes 10 July
Member $485.00 $545.00
Non member $535.00 $585.00
Student and unwaged $315.00 $315.00
Single day $350.00 $370.00
Student single day $175.00 $175.00

* Conference only. Workshop fees are paid separately.

Half Day Workshop Fees (including GST)
Monday 18 July 9.00am – 12 noon
Earlybird – closes 12 June Standard – closes 10 July
Member $240.00 $260.00
Non member $260.00 $295.00
Student and unwaged $110.00 $110.00
Full Day Workshop Fees (including GST)
Thursday 21 July 9.00am – 4.30pm
Earlybird – closes 12 June Standard – closes 10 July
Member $480.00 $500.00
Non member $500.00 $535.00
Student and unwaged $250.00 $250.00
Hui Fees (including GST)
Monday 18 July 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Standard – closes 10 July
Hui Maori $20.00
Fono Pasifika No cost
Pakeha Forum $20.00

Accommodation options for registrants

For those registrants coming from outside Wellington, there are a number of hotels within walking distance of the conference venue. We have listed three here:

Te Papa museum

The ANZEA Conference will this year be held at Te Papa museum, Wellington

Amora Hotel Wellington
4.5 star hotel on Wakefield Street, Wellington

Conference rates

Deluxe King or Twin room – NZD $205.00 incl GST per room per night – Room and 1 breakfast inlcuding internet

Availability of Rate: This rate is available up until 30 days prior to arrival, after this it will be booked subject to hotel availability.  

Reservations:  Reservations can be made via email ( or telephone (+64 4 470 3900).  The hotel group code must be quoted in order to obtain the quoted rate.

Hotel Group Code:  ANZEA16    Please use this code when making bookings to get above rates

Details to provide when making booking request:

  • Name of guests
  • Dates of Stay
  • Group Code
  • Valid credit card details (card type, number and expiry date)

No Show/Cancellation Policy:
Rooms can be cancelled at no charge up until 2pm 48 hours prior to arrival. Any Room night cancelled after this time will incur a Late Cancellation Fee of the 1 nights’ accommodation per room night. Should a guest not show up to the hotel the Cancellation Fee of 1 nights’ accommodation per room night will also apply.  Any amendments or cancellations must be communicated in writing via email.  Cancellations and amendments cannot be confirmed by telephone.

At Home Wellington
Boutique apartment accommodation on Wakefield Street, Wellington

Copthorne Hotel, Oriental Bay, Wellington
Located on Oriental Parade, overlooking Wellington Harbour

Conference rates

Superior City View rooms – NZ$189.00 per night

Superior Plus Harbour View rooms – NZ$209.00 per night

Room only rates, based on availability when booking. Rates unavailable through website, must phone to book (+64 4 385 0279) – quote number 1617621 when booking.

Key dates

Call for abstracts
Opens Tuesday 2 February
Close 5pm Tuesday 29 March
Notification of acceptance Friday 15 April
Final edits to accepted abstracts due Friday 22 April
Conference programme available Friday 29 April
Opens Friday 1 April
Earlybird registration closes Sunday 12 June
Registration closes Sunday 10 July
Conference starts Monday 18 July, 12.30 pm
Conference finishes Wednesday 20 July, 4 pm
Pre-conference workshops Monday 18 July, 9 am – 12 noon
Post-conference workshops Thursday 21 July, 9 am – 4.30 pm


General conference enquiries: Audrey Rendle, Conference Administrator:, ph +64-21-246-0357

ANZEA Conference Manager, Robyn Bailey:, ph +64-27-484-4892

Thanks to ANZEA Conference 2016 Sponsors