The largest conference in Europe dedicated to the evaluation of policies in the field of research, technology and innovation policy will gather academics, evaluators, research managers, authorities and RTI policy makers to debate challenging developments in RTI policy and their effects on evaluation theory and practice. The conference addresses new actor settings, approaches and themes in RTI policy evaluation. Thus, the term OPEN EVALUATION signals openness towards new values, new stakeholders and beneficiaries and new approaches and themes in RTI policies and RTI evaluations.

To enable vivid, valuable, efficient and effective exchange and learning, the conference programme will consist of three panel sessions, three key notes speeches, 18 paper sessions and a poster session. The parallel paper sessions will allow for presentation of a maximum of three to four papers in each session. Presentations will be a maximum of 20 minutes, leaving enough time within each session for discussion. A dedicated poster presentation session will take place during the conference.

A detailed version of the programme with all speakers, papers and sessions can be downloaded here.

The official conference booklet, containing all information, abstracts, speakers and other useful details, can be downloaded here [11 MB].

A PDF version of the programme flyer can be downloaded here.

On the evening of November 23rd 2016 the Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds (WWTF - Vienna Science and Technology Fund) invites participants to a pre-conference reception at the Vienna Globe Museum. The reception starts at 18:00 at the Globe Museum Vienna, Herrengasse 9, 1010 Vienna. As places for this unique venue are limited, the registration and allocation is following the first-come-first-serve principle. If you are interested in joining us at this event please register via mail to