2009 Summer Evaluation Institute
June 14-17, 2009, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
This event is appropriate for beginning- and intermediate-level evaluators, and advanced evaluators wishing to refresh their skills or investigate new topics, consumers of evaluation such as funders and program administrators, and students in the social sciences wishing to explore an applied discipline with great employment potential. We anticipate approximately 550 in attendance.
The Institute is appropriate for those working in any area of application. Presentations will draw upon experiences in public health, non-profits, education, government, international development, and business settings. Our facilitators are drawn from the best in Atlanta, including the Centers for Disease Control, but also standouts from across the United States including some of the most well-known authors and leaders in the field. Look carefully at the 'Audience' section of each description when making your selections to guide you towards those appropriate to your work setting.
Approximately 50% of the presentations are new to the Institute this year. And, as in the past, there are multiple presentations offered during the breakout and training rotations. Repeat attendance will offer you the opportunity to sample something new or visit that session that you could not make it to in a past year.
Peruse at will by using the agenda. There, you will find the schedule, the list of presenters, session titles, and session descriptions.
Most of the Institute consists of scheduled sessions. Hence for each breakout and training session, you will choose ONE specific topic from the available choices in that timeslot. Note that many of the training and breakout topics are offered more than once. See the agenda for specifics. In addition to the breakouts and training sessions that you must pre-select, all participants may attend the keynote sessions.
It is important to complete your registration and payment as early as possible in order to ensure your first choice of sessions. Many of the sessions will fill well in advance of the Institute and we do not maintain waiting lists. Please note that many of the sessions are offered more than once - be sure to check all times for a session that you want. You can see which sessions are offered at which times in the pull-down menus on the registration form or by checking the schedule in the agenda.
Selected sessions are labeled as "intermediate" sessions. These will present content at a more advanced level and are geared to those participants with a good grounding and some experience in the session topic, even if new to program evaluation. Look at the 'audience' information listed for each session to gain a better understanding as to whether you fit into the target audience for the offering. If you have questions about a specific session, please call the office and speak with Susan at 1-888-232-2275.
Not at all. "All levels" means that the content of the session does not presuppose extensive knowledge of evaluation or of that specific topic. Nevertheless, with the exception of the classes marked "introduction to" the "all levels" sessions will contain information that will benefit even experienced evaluators by presenting innovations or other insights on the specific evaluation topic.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Registration must be done through this website, regardless of how you pay. However, your registration is not official, and space in sessions is not reserved, until you have paid.
Once your payment is received, it will be processed in the AEA office and you will receive a receipt via email for the Summer Institute. It will show the mailing address and TIN (52-1463557) of the American Evaluation Association.
Registration includes three plenary sessions, three 3-hour training sessions and two 90-minute breakouts chosen from the offerings in each timeslot, plus coffee/tea and a light snack each morning and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, the Institute ends at 1:00 PM ET, in time for attendees to leave for lunch after the event. Attendees also receive an Institute binder in which to put handouts distributed at each session.
We welcome attendees for one, two, or all three days. However, there is only a single type of registration and it covers the entire event. We have worked to keep the registration fee low to make it accessible to all who wish to come. On the registration form, each pull-down menu includes an option to indicate that you will not be attending during a particular timeslot. Please note that a single registration may NOT be split between two or more people.
Cancellations received on or before Monday, June 1, will receive a refund of their registration less a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be processed for cancellations after Monday, June 1.
AEA's Tax Identification Number (TIN) is 52-1463557 and its mailing address is: 16 Sconticut Neck Rd #290, Fairhaven, MA 02719. AEA's fax is 508-748-3158.