The ANZEA2020 Conference aims to serve as a catalyst for innovative thinking and dialogue on the role of evaluation and on the transformative impact we can make. 

This year’s Conference has a dual focus on wellbeing – social equity and a safer climate – that is interwoven with four strands: innovation; indigenous ways of knowing; leadership; and methodology. 

We warmly invite wide-ranging contributions from evaluation professionals, commissioners and users of evaluation; as well as people working and learning in complementary areas of focus (areas that may not be described as evaluation, but can strengthen evaluative insights).

Read more about our conference theme here.


The ANZEA2020 Conference team and the ANZEA Board are both closely monitoring the developing situation in regard to COVID-19 and the impact on travel and public events. 

We are taking advice from the Ministry of Health and as a prepared event host, are investigating contingencies around various scenarios.

We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding in these rapidly changing and challenging times. As our valued members and community we pledge to keep you informed of developments around this and the impact that it may have on you.

Call for contributions

The ANZEA Board and Co-convenors invite you to submit your conference proposals to contribute to a successful ANZEA2020.

In preparing your conference proposals, we invite you to consider and respond to four questions that cut across our conference theme. You can find our questions and full details of what to consider before making your submission here.

To submit your proposal, please follow this link.

Submission date has been extended to Friday 27th March.

Getting to know the location

ANZEA is excited to host our 2020 conference at the Novotel Lakeside Hotel in majestic Rotorua.

About our design – a note from the designer

My name is Matangireia Mita Ngarua Yates-Francis. I am a proud decedent of bloodlines connecting me to Te Arawa Whānaui (central Bay of Plenty), Te Aitanga ā Māhaki (East coast, Waihīrere) Rongowhakaata (East coast, Manutūke) and Ngāti Maniapoto (King country). 

The design created for ANZEA captures the notions behind wellbeing. They are notions deriving from the whakatauaki “toi tu te whenua, toi tu te tangata”, translating “strength of the land, comes strength of the people”. The design is based in a circle, this highlighting the world we live in, and within the circle are two figures, one being te ira tangata (mankind) above, and below, being all those entities and forces unseen beneath the surface. This depicting a message without land there will be no people, reflecting holistic wellbeing.