Each evaluation study is customised to achieve the individual outcomes desires by the sponsoring organisation. The cost for these services varies based upon the scope, resources and time required. In some cases, external grant funding may be available to support your project.
To discuss a potential future evaluation or research project with our team, please contact the Centre Coordinator.
Examples of Evaluation Research
Fife Council Celebrating Fife 2010 Study
The Fife Council contracted with the Form to evaluate the well being outcomes experienced by the rounds of participants and hundreds of organisers associated with this event. The study included focus panels, survey research and observation (ethnography). As a result of this research, the Fife Council adopted the methodology developed by the Forum for future evaluation of all events held in the county.
The Papal Visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
His eminence, Cardinal O'Brien appointed e centre as the official evaluation partner for the state visit of The Pope to Edinburgh. The forum conducted interviews with participants, observation and a media scan to determine the well being and media image outcomes of this visit.
Philadelphia Welcome America Celebration Study
This is the largest Fourth of July event in America. Professor Goldblatt and associates conducted survey research to identify the economic, social and environmental impacts of this annual event that is attended by over one million persons.
Centre Research Associates
- Dr Rebecca Finkel
- Trevor Laffin
- Dr Cathy Matheson
- Mike Pretious
- Chris Preston
- Philip Riddle
- Dr Majella Sweeney
Distinguished Research and Consultancy Fellows
In addition to the highly skilled and experienced internal academic team, external experts who are luminaries in their field are engaged as required for each project. The following individuals are Distinguished Fellows of the Forum for the Study of Planned Events and provide research, evaluations, assessments, consultancies, training and professional development:
Donald Getz, PhD, University of Calgary, Senior Distinguished Fellow Dessislava Boshnakova, PhD, Sofia, Bulgaria Ros Derrett, PhD, formerly of Southern Cross University, Australia
Sam deBlanc Goldblatt, Director, deBlanc Ltd., UK Alexander Shumovich, Eventum, Moscow, Russia Lynn Van der Wagen, TAFE Australia Oleg Vorob, PhD, Siberian Federal University at Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Distinguished International Consultants
Gene Columbus, entertainment casting (retired), Walt Disney World (USA) Peter Irvine, President, Unique Events Ltd, producer of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (UK) Jean McFaddin, producer of the Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade (USA) Mary Miller, Director, Stavanger 2008, Stavanger, Norway European Capital of Culture (Norway) David Rich, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Marketing/Worldwide, George P. Johnson, Experience Marketing (USA) Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE, author and President / CEO International Festivals and Events Association (USA)
World’s first meeting and events lab
MeetingMatrix International is the most advanced technology solutions company in the global events industry. They have provided an opportunity by creating a PhD studentship in the Forum to develop the world’s first meeting and event technology laboratory.
MeetingMetrics is a unique, professional meeting results measurement service firm based in New York City with an amplified ability to reach and serve numerous client-users through its large-scale, online, system of integrated specialized survey and reporting tools.
The Japan Institute of Eventology
The concept of eventology was conceived 30 years ago in Tokyo, Japan when an international advertising conglomerate wished to measure and evaluate the outcome of their advertising events. The government later created the Japan Institute of Eventology.
Association for Events Management Education (AEME)
International Special Events Society (ISES)
International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA)
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
Access the Forums YouTube channel!
- QMU's Event Management Lectures
- Prof Goldblatt At Htmi On Events Management Today 28, December 2010
- Prof Goldblatt at HTMi Events Skills 28, December 2010
- Prof Goldblatt at HTMi, Events Trends 28, December 2010
- Historic Tree Planting Ceremony of St. Edward's University USA and Queen Margaret University 19, April 2010
- Corporate Social Responsibility speech by Lady Susan Rice 19, March 2010
- Planned Events and the Next Enlightenment Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Joe Goldblatt 9, March 2010
- Belief in your goals, Providing service, Communication tool, Key to success Lecture by Jmîchaeĺe Keller, President and CEO, MeetingMatrix International 11, December 2009
- BBC Radio interview on sustainable funding for cultural events by Dr Joe Goldblatt 2009
The Getz Colloquia for Research in Planned Events:
28/10/2010 Session 1
Dr. Getz Inaugural address
28/10/2010 Session 2
The Perfect Stage for Planned Events, Paul bush, OBE, Chief Operating Officer, EventScotland
28/10/2010 Session 3
Forces and Trends in Technology for Planned Events, Robert L. McDowell, Senior Vice President, Microsoft
29/10/2010 Session 1
Planned Event Studies: Future Trends and Forces in Education and Research, Donald Getz, PhD
29/10/2010 Session 2
Steps to Success in Special Events, Gene Columbus, author The Complete Guide to Careers in Special Events (Wiley2010)
29/10/2010 Session 3
Glasgow 2014: 17 Sports, 11 Days, 1 City, and 1000's of Event Management Opportunities, David Grevemberg, Chief Operating Officer, The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Game
28/10/2010 Donald Getz Event Studies
28/10/2010 Event Scotland The Perfect Stage for Planned Events
29/10/2010 Donald Getz How to Study Planned Events