EVALUATION 2013

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    Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

    The American Evaluation Association welcomes exhibitors and sponsors to Evaluation 2013. Exhibitors and sponsors provide a vital service in helping conference attendees learn about evaluation-related products and services. In return, Evaluation 2013 will offer a unique opportunity to share your products or services with over 2800 evaluators from the United States and around the world.

    Exhibiting at Evaluation 2013 is an affordable way to connect with conference attendees active in the field of evaluation. Our exhibiting packages start at just $500. Sponsorship increases your commitment and your name recognition among evaluation colleagues. Advertising in our heavily used hardcopy conference program ensures that attendees will see your promotion long after the event has ended.

    Please note, all registered exhibitors making sales, MUST be registered to collect the Washington DC general sales tax and any applicable local taxes before the event begins. Please see more information here: http://otr.cfo.dc.gov/page/special-events. Please download the 2013 Exhibitor Prospectus and Application (pdf) for information on how to exhibit. Once you have signed up to exhibit you will receive more information on exhibits. 

    Once you have reviewed the 2013 Exhibitor Prospectus and Application (pdf), questions about exhibiting, sponsorship, or advertising should be addressed to AEA's exhibit coordinator, at meetings@eval.org or 1-202-367-1146. We look forward to working with you to make Evaluation 2013 a success!

    Table of Fees for Evaluation 2013 - details may be found in the exhibitor prospectus

    Item Description Cost
    Basic Exhibitor Package

    One 2.5' x 6' table, web listing, advertising discount

    staffed tables

    $500
    Add-on tables

    One 2.5' x 6' additional table

    added to a basic package

    $250
    University Table

    One 2.5' x 6' table, web listing, advertising, discount

    unstaffed tables, no selling allowed

    $100
    Sponsorship

    Event financial support, donating goods, services

    includes basic exhibitor package

    $2,500 - $20,000
    Advertising

    Quarter to full page advertisement in conference

    program black and white only

    $270 - $800

     

    You will be in good company! Last year's Exhibitors/Sponsors at Evaluation 2012 included:

    • Alliance for Justice

    • Apperson Inc

    • Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation

    • Claremont Graduate University

    • Concept Systems

    • Grant Professionals Association

    • Gravic, Inc-Remark Products Group - Sponsor

    • Guilford Publications

    • ICF International

    • Innovation Network Inc

    • International Program for Development Evaluation Training

    • Jossey Bass, A Imprint of Wiley

    • Lyceum Books Inc

    • Mathematica Policy Research

    • Montclair State University, Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS)

    • Mosaic Network Inc.

    • New Connections, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning 

    • NORC at the University of Chicago

    • Provalis Research

    • SAGE Publications - Sponsor

    • QSR International

    • Stanford University Press

    • Success Measures at NeighborWorks America

    • The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University

    • University of Wisconsin-Stout

    • Westat - Sponsor

    • WestEd

     

    RAFFLE!  Once again this year, AEA is holding its exhibitor raffle program in order for our vendors to  promote their products and/or services. Participating vendors have been flagged below next to their profile with the word"RAFFLE" and a brief description of the item. Please stop by their exhibit table and enter to win! Winners will be notified directly by the vendor. Good Luck!

    Directory of Exhibitors  

    The exhibits may be found in the Columbia Hall on the Terrace Level of the Washington Hilton - one floor below lobby level. The exhibits are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, October 17 and 18, and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 19. 

    Please note these:

    Battelle: Battelle empowers clients that look for actionable data through our program evaluation and assessment services. From conceptualization to impact evaluation, Battelle helps clients design research and inform programs and policies. Learn more at:www.battelle.org.

    Center for Education Policy and Evaluation, George Mason University College of Education and Human Development: The Center for Education, Policy and Evaluation is located in George Mason University's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). It was chartered in 2003 with a mission to enrich the education policy knowledge base and promote the discussion of national, regional, and state policy alternatives.  A three-course sequence of doctoral-level courses in education policy form the nucleus of a policy concentration for students enrolled in the PhD in Education Program. Primary goals for the center are to: Translate educational research into policy options and recommendations for a variety of audiences (decision makers, practitioners, and the public); conduct timely, sound evidence-based analysis; and develop interdisciplinary and cross-sector policy networks.  Learn more at:http://cehd.gmu.edu/centers/edpolicy/home.

    Claremont Graduate University: Claremont Graduate University in Southern California is one of the leading providers of education and training in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods.  CGU offers M.A., Ph.D., and distance certificate programs in evaluation that stress rigorous training and a high level of competence.  We also host workshops onsite and online for professionals.  In addition, CGU houses research institutes that offer evaluation services for public and private clientele, utilizing world-renowned faculty and an extensive network of evaluation alumni. Learn more at: www.cgu.edu/sbos.

    Concept Systems, Inc.: CONCEPT SYSTEMS INCORPORATED puts the power of group concept mapping to work for organizations and communities, helping to get the opinions and priorities of stakeholders to direct planning and evaluation.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary this fall, CSI has worked with government agencies, academic institutions, national associations, community-based organizations, and private businesses to help turn ideas into measurable actions.  Our gift to you:  visit our booth and receive a coupon for 20% off select products and services including our CS Global MAXTM software!  Make your group concept mapping completely web-based for anytime, anywhere planning and evaluation. Learn more at: http://www.conceptsystems.com.

    Deloitte Consulting LLP: Federal government agencies turn to Deloitte for their most meaningful and challenging problems. With private sector insights delivered by public sector experience, Deloitte helps agencies to develop a clear vision, design an impactful strategy, and gather meaningful data to understand performance.  Deloitte excels at engaging clients to make meaning of performance data—helping to translate findings into action and impact.  Deloitte has more than 6,600 dedicated practitioners and former government executives who deliver diverse capabilities and help clients imagine the possible, seize opportunity, and make it happen. Follow us at @DeloitteGov. Learn more at: http://www.deloitte.com.

    Development and Training Services, ltd (dTS): dTS is a strategic management consulting firm leading initiatives in social and economic development with a view to promoting equality and accountability. Our services in gender integration; training and capacity building; and monitoring and evaluation have been applied in a variety of sectors across 71 countries for USAID, MCC, USTDA, the US Department of State, and other clients. We see AEA as an excellent venue for letting the evaluation world know about us. As our business has been expanding, we are also recruiting both mid-level and senior evaluators for possible staff positions and upcoming consultancies. Learn more at: http://www.onlinedts.com.

    Emerald Group Publishing: Emerald is delighted to be attending the AEA conference. We would welcome the opportunity to find out more about your research and areas of interest. Why not ask us about the editorial and publishing opportunities we have available? We publish a range of journals and books covering all key areas relevant to education researchers and practitioners, including Validity and Test Use, a new book by Madhabi Chatterji, and the Quality Assurance in Education journal. Visit our stand to find out more and look out for our representative, Patti Davis. Don’t miss out, you can email us after the event: pdavis@emeraldinsight.com. Learn more at:http://www.emeraldinsight.com.

    Fluidware: Fluidware develops software solutions that empower intelligent decisions. Using our FluidSurveys and FluidReview products, organizations are able to collect, organize and evaluate information in order to make business critical decisions.  FluidSurveys is an online survey application that is used to create beautiful dynamic evaluation forms, collect data and analyze the results. Start a free trial at FluidSurveys.com. FluidReview allows organizations to accept and evaluate online application submissions for grants, scholarships, awards, loans, and more. Sign up for a demo and learn more at: http://FluidReview.com.

    Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office: The Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office’s mission is to enhance global environmental benefits through excellence, independence, and partnership in monitoring an evaluation. The GEF Evaluation Office has the central role of ensuring the independent evaluation function within the GEF, setting minimum requirements for monitoring and evaluation, ensuring oversight of the quality of monitoring and evaluation  systems on program and project levels, and sharing evaluative evidence within the GEF. The office holds responsibility for undertaking independent evaluations on a strategic level, on focal areas, institutional or on cross-cutting themes. The GEF Evaluation Office supports knowledge sharing and follow-up of evaluation recommendations. Learn more at: www.gefeo.org

    Gravic, Inc. - Remark Software: SPONSOR Gravic, Inc. – Remark Products Group: Software for assisting researchers and evaluators collect and analyze data from paper and web forms (surveys, evaluations, assessments). Use any word processor to create and print your own plain-paper evaluations and then scan them with Remark Office OMR using an image scanner or multi-function printer (MFP). Or, create, host and administer online surveys using Remark Web Survey. Host your own online forms; there are no form or respondent limitations. Use both products to combine paper & web data. Easily generate analysis reports with Remark Quick Stats, a built-in analysis component. Or, export data to 35+ different formats (SPSS, Excel, ASCII, etc.). Download a free demo and learn more at: www.gravic.com/remark.

    Guilford Press: The American Evaluation Association welcomes exhibitors and sponsors to Evaluation 2012. Exhibitors and sponsors provide a vital service in helping conference attendees learn about evaluation-related products and services. In return, Evaluation 2012 will offer a unique opportunity to share your products or services with over 2500 evaluators from the United States and around the world.At Guilford Publications we know there are a lot of new developments to keep up with in evaluation, research methods, and analysis. Come see our latest books that can help: Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry (Josselson); Action Research in Education: A Practical Guide(Efron and Ravid); Doing Statistical Mediation and Moderation (Jose); Understanding and Interpreting Education Research (Martella, et al); and AEA member books: Program Evaluation Theory and Practice (Mertens and Wilson); The Research Journey (Rallis and Rossman); and When to Use What Research Design(Vogt, Gardner, and Haeffele). Learn more at: www.guilford.com.

    RAFFLE: 3 $100 gift certificates

    ICF International: ICF International partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, and infrastructure; health, social programs, and consumer/financial; and public safety and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program lifecycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has served governments, corporations, and institutions worldwide. Learn more at: www.icfi.com.

    Innovation Network, Inc.: Innovation Network is a nonprofit evaluation, research, and consulting firm.  We provide knowledge and expertise to help nonprofits and funders learn from their work to improve their results.  Our AEA booth each year gives visitors the chance to talk with staff and learn about our services.  We also offer materials featuring our most recent evaluation consulting projects and research results.  For 2013 we will be featuring our publications and resources including:

    • State of Evaluation 2012: Evaluation Practice and Capacity in the Nonprofit Sector

    • White Papers

     Learn more at: www.innonet.org.

    International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET): IPDET is an executive training program that provides development managers and practitioners with the generic tools required to evaluate development policies, programs, and projects at the global, regional, national and local levels. An intensive and unique training initiative of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group and Carleton University, the program features a two-week Core Course, followed by two weeks of  25 in-depth workshops, taught by an international and renowned faculty. Held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada each summer, and now entering its 14th year, the program is highly responsive to the changing international environment and new workshops are added each year. Come for the Core, one week of workshops, or even one workshop. Participants customize the program to meet their individual learning needs. Visit www.ipdet.org for more information. 

    John Snow, Inc. (JSI): John Snow Inc. (JSI) is a leading international public health consulting firm with approximately 2500 staff globally. JSI tailors monitoring, evaluation, and research strategies to strengthen systems, improve health programs, and ensure health impact. We apply rigorous methods to monitor and evaluate health programs at community, facility, national, and global levels. Our approaches build on JSI’s extensive public health experience, and support the strategic collection and use of data to inform and assess program designs and outcomes. Effective collection and use of health evidence provides a foundation for health system performance. Learn more at: http://www.jsi.com.

    Lyceum Books, Inc.: Lyceum Books, since its founding in 1988, has earned a reputation for excellence in publishing books and journals for the helping professions. We are an independent publishing house with the editorial freedom to select books for the quality of their ideas, research, writing, and their usefulness to students and practitioners. Our books explore the importance of theory to practice and to the understanding of human behavior, the significance of different practice interventions, the diversity of people and communities, and the links between practice, ethics, research, and policy. Our books  are designed to fit both undergraduate and graduate courses. Learn more at: www.lyceumbooks.com.

    Mathematica Policy Research: Mathematica provides a full range of research and data collection services, including program evaluation and policy research, survey design, and data collection, research methods and standards, and program management/data system support.  Its clients include federal and state governments, foundations, and private-sector and international organizations. Learn more at: www.mathematica-mpr.com.

    Montclair State University, Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS): CREEHS at Montclair State University conducts state-of-the-art evaluation and applied research to enhance program planning and outcomes in education, health, and human services; provides high quality evaluation training and education; and advances evaluation science by bridging the expertise of researchers and practitioners. The Center provides services for school districts, institutions of higher education, government agencies, community-based organizations, and foundations to help them meet their accountability and program improvement needs. Learn more at http://www.montclair.edu/cehs/creehs.

    Mosaic Network, Inc.: Mosaic Network, Inc. is an international research, evaluation, technical assistance, and data and reporting systems provider with more than 12 years of experience with complex multi-site human service and education initiatives. Our research and evaluation services support the full program life cycle; from needs assessment to systems change. Our cutting-edge, large-scale data and reporting solutions help all stakeholders track results, monitor contract compliance, assess resource allocation, and perform complex cross-agency outcome evaluations. Thousands of programs at the national, state, and local levels improve their impact by integrating our services into their long-term vision and their everyday activities. Learn more at: www.mosaic-network.com.

    OMG Center for Collaborative Learning: The OMG Center for Collaborative Learning advances social impact in the nonprofit sector through evaluation, philanthropic services, and capacity building.  Our areas of focus include postsecondary access and success, pre-K – 12 education, workforce development, asset development, community health, diversity leadership, and arts and culture, among other fields.  Our clients include major private and community foundations, government organizations, and national and regional nonprofits.  The OMG Center is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn more at: www.omgcenter.org.

    ORS Impact: ORS Impact works as a thought partner to social innovators. We help foundations, non-profits, government agencies and businesses learn to clarify and align around outcomes, stay accountable to success and learn along the way. We do this by creating Theories of Change, developing strategic plans, creating measurement, learning and evaluation (MLE) systems, and providing evaluation consultation. We work closely with our clients to address their biggest challenges by helping them develop the responsive, dynamic practices social change organizations need to be successful.  Through this work, we help groups use planning processes, data and information to help them achieve their missions. Learn more at: http://orsimpact.com.

    Provalis Research: Provalis Research is a leading developer of text analytics software with ground-breaking qualitative and quantitative analysis programs, such as QDA Miner, an innovative mixed-methods qualitative data analysis software; WordStat, a powerful add-on module for computer assisted content analysis and text mining; and Simstat, an easy yet powerful statistical software. One of the most distinctive features of these tools is their interoperability, allowing researchers to integrate numerical and textual data into a single project file and to seamlessly move back and forth between quantitative and qualitative data analysis, as well as to easily explore relationships between numerical and textual data. Learn more at: www.provalisresearch.com.

    RAFFLELicense of our text analytics tools: QDA Miner our qualitative data analysis software, WordStat our content analysis and text mining software and SimStat our statistical analysis and bootstrapping software.

    QSR International: From policy development and healthcare reform to education program design, evaluation often involves collecting, analyzing and organizing qualitative data from interviews, focus groups, surveys, social media and webpages. At QSR International, we develop NVivo qualitative data analysis software. NVivo helps you to easily organize your material so you have more time for analysis, report writing and presenting robust, evidence based findings and informed recommendations. Over 500,000 researchers, evaluators, social scientists, academics, students and healthcare professionals in 150 countries use NVivo in their work. Download a free, 30 day trial of NVivo and learn more at: www.qsrinternational.com.

    SAGE: SPONSOR SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped educate a global community spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Learn more at: www.sagepub.com.

    RAFFLE$200 Gift Certificate good towards SAGE Books (value is based on list prices) and $100 Gift Certificate good towards SAGE Books (value is based on list prices).

    Social Impact, Inc. (SI): SI’s mission is to create dramatic improvements in the performance of organizations and programs working to enhance the social and economic wellbeing of people around the world. SI provides a full range of innovative management consulting, technical assistance and training services to strengthen international development programs, organizations and policies. SI works across sectors to reduce poverty; improve health, education and the lives of women and children; promote peace and democratic governance; strengthen civil society; foster economic growth; and protect the environment.

    SI's clients include public and private aid agencies, civil society organizations and governments at various levels. Learn more at: http://www.socialimpact.com.

    Solutions IRB: We offer a Free no obligation IRB pre-review process to streamline the official review and identify the level of review required (non-human subjects, exempt, expedited or full). If you submit a review we also include Free online CEU training modules in human subjects protection through the Solutions Institute.  Solutions IRB is a private Institutional Review Board (IRB). Our mission is to support researchers who need or wish to obtain IRB approval. We have a team of experienced reviewers ready to support researchers with IRB services. Learn more at: www.solutionsirb.com.

    SRA International, Inc.: The Health Determinants & Disparities (HD&D) Practice at SRA International, Inc. has 50+ years of combined experience in culturally and linguistically appropriate services (“CLAS”), cultural/linguistic competency, health disparities, and health equity. A flagship project of the HD&D Practice, sponsored by the HHS Office of Minority Health, is Think Cultural Health (TCH), which offers free, up-to-date e-resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care and free continuing education programs. TCH is dedicated to advancing health equity at every point of contact, and the HD&D Practice is committed to bringing CLAS and equity to all systems impacting health. Learn more at: www.thinkculturalhealth.hhs.gov.

    Stanford University Press: Stanford University Press is committed to educating and assisting today’s evaluators and tomorrow’s leaders in the field.  SUP publishes books that stand at the intersection of scholarship and practice.  Our books not only introduce readers to today’s methodological toolkit, but also help them to put evaluation in context—by seeing their practice through the lens of organizational studies, education, and public policy.  Please stop by our booth or learn more at http://www.sup.org.

    The Evaluation Center: The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University has over a 40-year history of providing national and international leadership for advancing the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation.  Unlike most evaluation units in academic settings, the Center is not affiliated with a single academic department or college.  This reflects the transdisciplinary nature of evaluation and enables Center personnel to work effectively in an array of subject areas.  See www.wmich.edu/evalctr/.  The Center houses WMU's Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation, which features practice-linked learning; more than 30 faculty members from 13 academic departments and The Evaluation Center; and a fully tailored, challenging curriculum. Learn more at: www.wmich.edu/evalphd.

    The Evaluators' Institute @ GWU: The Evaluators' Institute (TEI) is an internationally recognized and respected provider of high quality instruction, which is delivered through a balanced curriculum that emphasizes practical relevance for practicing evaluators. TEI was founded by Dr. M. F. "Midge" Smith. Dr. Smith's vision was to bring together the most highly regarded experts in the field to identify the most useful evaluation content areas, who would then provide instruction and learning activities that enhance the role of, the practice of, and the impact of evaluation. TEI continues Dr. Smith's vision at George Washington University under the direction of Dr. Ann M. Doucette. Learn more at: http://www.tei.gwu.edu.

    Thomson ReutersThomson Reuters is the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Our Research Analytics solutions allow administrators to track, measure, analyze and compare research at their institution and others.  Learn more at: researchanalytics.thomsonreuters.com/impact.

    University of Illinois at Chicago: The College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago offers two fully online programs designed for working professionals. Choose from a 32-hour Master of Education in Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics and Assessment or a 12-hour graduate certificate in Educational Research Methodology. The UIC MEd in MESA and ERM certificate programs offer the quantitative tools needed for a successful career in a wide variety of research settings, including academic institutions, school districts, state and federal agencies, healthcare and social science research settings, and certification, licensing and testing organizations. Both programs offer flexibility, academic rigor and online convenience. Learn more at: http://go.uic.edu/mesaaea.

    VERBI SOFTWARE CONSULT GMBH: As a leader in the field of qualitative and mixed methods data analysis, MAXQDA is a user-friendly QDA software, trusted by thousands of researchers and institutions all over the world. Since 1989, MAXQDA is applied in a wide range of human enterprises, including the arts, criminal justice, government, health care, and many more.

    MAXQDA is a powerful tool, which makes it easy for you to organize, evaluate, and interpret your data, create easy-to-read reports and visualisations, and connect and collaborate with other researchers. Visit us at our booth. For more information visit our website www.maxqda.com, our facebook profile  www.facebook.com/MAXQDA or contact us via email: info@maxqda.com.

    Westat: SPONSOR Westat is an employee-owned research corporation serving Federal, state, local, and international governments, businesses, nonprofits, and foundations celebrating 50 years of outstanding service to our clients and the public. We are a world-class survey and data research collection and analysis organization with extensive experience in evaluation, strategic planning, performance measurement, and quantitative/qualitative research methods across a broad range of subject areas. Westat offers a full-range of customized evaluation services including evaluation planning and design, implementation, data analysis, and reporting for process, formative, and impact evaluation of programs and services at various stages of development. Learn more at: http://www.westat.com.

    WestEd: WestEd evaluations provide clear, thorough, and unbiased answers to our clients' complex questions about impact, efficacy, and quality. Through descriptive studies, formative evaluations, case studies, and randomized controlled trials, we use appropriate methods to produce accurate and reliable results. Because of our rigorous research and nonpartisan approach, our evaluators deliver the transparency and make possible the accountability increasingly demanded by administrators, funders, legislators, and taxpayers. Stop by our table to learn more about our research, services, free resources, products, and career opportunities. Learn more at: http://www.wested.org.

    Wiley: Wiley/Jossey-Bass is a leading publisher for students and professionals in research methods and evaluation, Program Evaluation in Practice: Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis, 2nd Edition (Spaulding), Qualitative Research: An Introduction to Methods and Designs (Lapan , Quartaroli, and Riemer), and Basic Statistics for Social Research (Hanneman, Kposowa, and Riddle). Wiley/Jossey-Bass also publishes the quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation. Learn more at: www.wiley.com.

     

    *Note: raffle items listed were current at the time of printing the program; there may be other items raffled off that are not listed. Please see the conference website for the most up to date raffle list.