42nd Anniversary EERS Annual Conference – May 5-7, 2019
The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) will return to its historical home at the Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey, May 5-7, 2019 (Sunday evening through midday Tuesday). The theme of this year’s gathering is Adapt! Evaluators in a Changing World.
Save $50 with Early Bird Registration until April 4th. REGISTER HERE.
As the world changes, the practice of program evaluation becomes increasingly complex. The interdisciplinary nature of the evaluation field is continually challenged by the need to develop new methods for studying complex adaptive systems, to identify new strategies for bridging different perspectives about truth and the use of information, and in ultimately translating the knowledge gained from evaluation into meaningful action.
While our field has grown in recent decades, so too have related disciplines that build evidence and produce knowledge for society. Within this context, evaluators maintain a clear purpose and process to remain relevant and credible in an ever-changing and evolving world. Join EERS in 2019 as we discuss how the evaluation profession continues to adapt.
Proposals are now CLOSED.
Evalution 2019: Paths to the Future of Evaluation: Contribution, Leadership, Renewal - November 11-16
The American Evaluation Association (AEA) will convene its annual conference in Minneapolis in 2019.
This is an invitation for conversations among all AEA members—evaluators, evaluation users, instructors and students of evaluation, evaluation scholars and thought leaders—on the evaluation profession’s path forward. Building the future of the evaluation practice begins with an assessment and appreciation of the past and present contribution of evaluation to society and a consideration of the current societal issues and where we need to bring leadership. We then look ahead to see how we can evolve for the renewal of our profession, carving a path to the future of evaluation. These three elements exemplify an appreciative framework and follow the Appreciative Inquiry model – by identifying times where we have been at our best, we are able to learn about our strengths, gain confidence, and build momentum to imagine and create the best paths to the future..
Proposals are now being accepted HERE.
Summer Evaluation Institute 2019 will be held June 9-12 in Atlanta, GA.
Who should attend?
Evaluators, applied researchers, grantmakers, foundation program officers, nonprofit administrators, social science students, and you! Sessions are filled on a first-come basis.
What is the format?
Three keynote addresses, five rotations of three-hour and forty-minute training sessions, plus two group lunches to allow for networking among conference attendees.
Who is presenting?
Experts who have conducted evaluations in a variety of settings, nationally known authors, those working on the cutting edge, evaluation experts and outstanding trainers.
More information HERE.
A Special Event Hosted by The Evaluators' Institute and Washington Evaluators:
Dr. Gary Henry -- “Achieving Evaluation Influence: Guiding Effective Program Development”
Evaluations often have real world consequences for program or policy decisions. Join Dr. Gary Henry on Thursday, March 14th to hear about the kinds of positive (adoption of program elements found to be effective) and negative (rejection of a proposed policy initiative) effects that evaluations have had. Drawing upon his work on school reform, Dr. Henry will share examples of how testing, mediation, and implementation fidelity can contribute to developing valid and influential recommendations for positive changes. The program will allow for a robust discussion of influence and what evaluators might do to accomplish influence.
Presentation and Discussion: 6:30-7:30
Location: Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, Rockville MD, Potomac Ballroom
Full March Program: This special program has been planned to coincide with TEI's March 2019 program: https://tei.cgu.edu/events/march-2019-program/
Registration for TEI courses is NOT a prerequisite for attending the event. The event is free of charge but space is limited.
Click here to register.