Conference sponsors

2015 Principal Conference Supporter: The University of Melbourne


2015 Conference Supporters

Clear Horizon


Clear Horizon is a group of enthusiastic, passionate, professionals delivering monitoring, evaluation, and planning with a strong focus on collaborative approaches and facilitation. Our consultants have extensive experience in evaluation and facilitation; all hold relevant professional qualifications, are members of the Australasian Evaluation Society and are bound by their code of ethics.



Providing the basis for great decisions: Urbis Economic and Social Advisory

It has never been more important to assess the impacts and return on the public dollar while improving outcomes for clients and communities. For over 30 years, Urbis has been working with governments, NGOs and the private sector to answer the questions that inform strategy and guide investment.

Our national award-winning team combines academic rigour and commercial nous with a passion for analysing complex issues. Qualitative, quantitative and economic data are all essential to tell the whole story about what works for whom, what doesn’t and why, and to measure the social and economic impacts – both benefits and costs. We work across the portfolios of health, education, disability, employment, housing, community safety, family and community services, trade and investment, and infrastructure. For twenty years, we’ve specialised in Indigenous policy and program design and evaluation, working with Indigenous partners across the country. The common factor in this diverse practice? Drawing out the best available evidence to answer clients’ questions and the implications for  future decision- making.
With our team of economists and expert program evaluators, we are able to bring unique insights from working across portfolios and the private, not for profit and public sectors.

Corwin Sage



Corwin has one mission: to enhance education through intentional professional learning. We build long-term relationships with experts, educators, clients, and associations who partner with us to develop and continuously improve the best, evidence-based practices that establish and support lifelong learning. Corwin is a global organisation with the exclusive rights to provide Visible Learningplus seminars, professional learning, and consulting in Australia. We are proud to be your partner in creating school and system-wide impact.
Founded 50 years ago by Sara Miller McCune to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community, SAGE publishes more than 800 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies, conference highlights and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Boston.

ACIL Allen


ACIL Allen Consulting is a leading Australian economic, public policy and public affairs consulting firm, with over 60 consultants across Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart. We provide rigorous evaluation services across many key social and economic sectors, including school education, Indigenous affairs, commercialisation, family violence prevention, higher education/skills, social disadvantage, sector reform and organisational performance. We also provide evaluation capacity building activities, including development of program theory/logic models, building internal evaluation capacity and preparing evaluation frameworks. For further information about our capabilities and examples of past reports, please see our website.



Ai-Media is a social business established in 2003 to develop innovative, economic access solutions for people with disabilities. Its flagship product, Ai-Live, provides these opportunities by delivering accurate real-time speech-to-text captioning and transcription services operating 24-hours, 365 days per year used globally by broadcasters, universities, schools, government departments and businesses.



ARTD is a leading public policy consulting firm, bringing evidence and insight to decision makers. Since 1989, we have worked successfully with government agencies and non-government organisations around Australia.

Our services include strategy development, evaluation, monitoring, impact assessment, economic analysis, consultation and facilitation. Our staff bring policy knowledge, strategic thinking, people skills, technical expertise and project management to work with you, whatever stage of the project you are at.

We won the Australasian Evaluation Society Best Public Sector Evaluation Award, 2014 and Australasian Evaluation Society Best Evaluation Policy and Systems Award, 2010.

Australian Government Department of Social Services


The Department of Social Services is a critical source of social policy advice for the Australian Government and the department aspires to be Australia’s pre-eminent social policy agency. It works in partnership with other government and non-government organisations, to ensure the effective development, management and delivery of a diverse range of policies, programmes and services that are focused on improving the lifetime wellbeing of people and families in Australia.

IOD Parc


Established in the UK in 1998, IOD PARC is a leading global specialist in results based performance assessment. Our approach combines the rigour and analytical skills of monitoring and evaluation with a process-based approach to facilitating organisational change in different cultural settings. We help organisations to simplify and clarify future directions and support them to have a sound evidence base to make decisions that deliver real and lasting change. In January 2013 our Australasia office opened expanding the global network.

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Key dates

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Pre-conference workshops
5 and 6 September 2015

Conference  7, 8, 9 September 2015