EVALUATION 2014

Evaluation 2014 Conference

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

The American Evaluation Association welcomes exhibitors and sponsors to Evaluation 2014. Exhibitors and sponsors provide a vital service in helping conference attendees learn about evaluation-related products and services. In return, Evaluation 2014 will offer a unique opportunity to share your products or services with over 3000 evaluators from the United States and around the world. In 2013 we had over 4000 evaluators in attendance. 

Exhibiting at Evaluation 2014 is an affordable way to connect with conference attendees active in the field of evaluation. Our exhibiting packages start at just $750. 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 Denver, CO general sales tax and any applicable local taxes before the event begins. Please see more information here: http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Revenue/REVX/1178305433490. Please download the 2014 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 2014 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 2014 a success!

Table of Fees for Evaluation 2014 - details may be found in the exhibitor prospectus

Item Description Cost
Basic Exhibitor Package

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

program book, 2 exhibit personnel badges

staffed tables- You may have up to (4) tables

$750
Basic University Package

One half of a 2.5' x 6' table, web listing, advertising discount

unstaffed tables, no selling allowed

$75
Sponsorship

Event financial support, donating goods, services

includes basic exhibitor package

please see exhibits

and sponsorship

prospectus

Advertising

Quarter to full page advertisement in conference and oppertunities

to be on the mobile app

program black and white only

$300 - $1,350

 

You will be in good company! Last year's Exhibitors/Sponsors at Evaluation 2013 included:

  • Battelle
  • Center for Education Policy and Evaluation, George Mason University College of Education and Human Development: 
  • Claremont Graduate University
  • Concept Systems, Inc
  • Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Development and Training Services, ltd
  • Emerald Group Publishing
  • Fluidware
  • Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office
  • Gravic, Inc. - Remark Software: 
  • Guilford Press
  • ICF International
  • Innovation Network, Inc
  • International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET)
  • John Snow, Inc.
  • Lyceum Books, Inc.
  • Mathematica Policy Research
  • Montclair State University, Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS)
  • Mosaic Network, Inc
  • OMG Center for Collaborative Learning
  • ORS Impact
  • Provalis Research
  • QSR International
  • SAGE
  • Social Impact, Inc
  • Solutions IRB
  • SRA International, Inc
  • Stanford University Press
  • The Evaluation Center
  • The Evaluators' Institute @ GWU
  • Thomson Reuters
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • VERBI SOFTWARE CONSULT GMBH
  • Westat
  • WestEd
  • Wiley

Directory of Exhibitors  

The exhibits may be found in the Centennial Foyer in the Hyatt Regency Denver Hotel. The exhibits are open from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 16, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 17, and 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, October 18. 

Alliance for Justice: Alliance for Justice’s Bolder Advocacy Initiative helps foundations and nonprofits build their capacity to support and engage in advocacy and community organizing by providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages the groups to fully and effectively exercise their rights to participate in the democratic process. Come to Bolder Advocacy’s panel and exhibit to learn more about ACT, our advocacy capacity tool, and PowerCheck, our new community organizing capacity assessment tool.  AFJ also works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to even-handed administration of justice for all.

Learn more at:  www.bolderadvocacy.org

American Institutes for Research: AIR is one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our 1,600 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.

Learn more at:  http://www.air.org

Battelle: Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. We develop and translate the latest advances in prevention, treatment and analytics into better outcomes for people everywhere. From conceptualization to impact evaluation, Battelle helps clients design research and develop informed programs and policies. Battelle works with federal agencies to bring together world-class experts across a wide range of specialties who provide integrated solutions to some of today’s toughest health challenges. Founded in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries.

Learn more at:  www.battelle.org

Centerstone Research Institute: Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) offers state-of-the art Evaluation Services designed to meet the needs of behavioral health, integrated care, technology-enabled care, education, and other social and health services organizations nationwide. Through these services, CRI aims to improve the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments and interventions as they are transitioned from research to “real world” settings.

Centerstone Research Institute Outcome Solutions service can seamlessly help your organization execute a simple outcome measurement strategy and processes that will bring value to your patients, improve patient care, and increase patient satisfaction.

Learn more at:  www.centerstoneresearch.org

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.  CGU also hosts 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/dbos

Concept Systems, Inc.: Concept Systems, Inc.’s unique blend of consulting, facilitation and technology-supported methodologies yield powerful results when an organization needs to plan, implement and evaluate. We are experts in Group Concept Mapping, a simple and transformative process that creates consensus and turns the ideas of a group into measurable actions.

Founded in 1993, Concept Systems, Inc. guides and supports federal and state agencies, academic institutions, private businesses, national associations, and not-for-profit organizations.  A woman-owned small business, CSI is an approved vendor on the Federal GSA Schedule and a preferred evaluation provider for research and government agencies.

Learn more at:  http://www.conceptsystems.com

Dedoose: Text, video, audio, surveys, test scores, demographics—no matter what kind of data you are working with—imagine being able to organize and analyze it all with great efficiency and effectiveness within one modern web-based environment.  Dedoose is ideal for contemporary evaluation research teams where the nature of the work is increasingly mixed methods, collaborative, and crosses disciplinary boundaries.  Dedoose is an intuitive, low-cost web-app for the management, manipulation, integration, and analysis qualitative and mixed method research data.  Dedoose analytic features and interactive data visualizations support efficient and methodologically rigorous work.

Learn more at: http://www.dedoose.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.

Learn more at:  www.deloitte.com/federal  

Global Implementation Initiative: The mission of the Global Implementation Initiative (GII) is to advance implementation science, practice, and policy and promote their active application within human services to produce demonstrable and socially significant benefits to individuals and society. The GII invites you to join your colleges from throughout the world to attend their third biennial Global Implementation Conference (GIC) focused on “Implementation for Impact,” May 26 – 28, 2015  in Dublin, Ireland.  Explore methods and best practices required to achieve greater effectiveness of evidence-based intervention while you enjoy a tasty Guinness Stout!

Learn more at: www.globalimplementation.org 

Gravic, Inc. – Remark Software: 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 a variety of different formats (SPSS, Excel, CSV, StatPac, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).

Learn more at:   http://www.gravic.com/remark

Guilford Press: At Guilford Press 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: Feminist Evaluation and Research (Brisolara, Seigart, & SenGupta); Selecting the Right Analyses for Your Data (W.P. Vogt, E. Vogt, Gardner, & Haeffele); Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research, 2E (Brown); Bayesian Statistics for the Social Science Researcher (Kaplan); New in Paper: Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling (Hoyle); Stop by to preview these forthcoming titles: Applied Qualitative Research Design (Roller & Lavrakas) and Method Meets Art, 2E (Leavy).

Learn more at:  www.guilford.com

ICF International: ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world's future. ICF is fluent in the language of change, whether driven by markets, technology, or policy. Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients' most important challenges. We partner with clients around the globe—advising, executing, innovating—to help them define and achieve success. Our more than 4,500 employees serve government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide.

Learn more at: www.icfi.com. 

IMPAQ International: IMPAQ International is a public policy research firm that drives value by utilizing innovative thinking and rigorous approaches to improve our clients’ policies and programs, delivering meaningful, real world impact. IMPAQ’s mission is to provide exemplary research and consulting services through the use of impact evaluation studies, applied research, policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and technical assistance. Focused in six practice areas – health, education, labor and human services, survey research, international development and technology solutions – IMPAQ is dedicated to collaborating with governments and the private sector to develop & improve policies and programs that touch the lives of millions.

Learn more at:   www.impaqint.com

Info Tree Technologies, LLC: Info Tree Technologies collaborates with development organizations to support their interventions in areas of Disaster Recovery, Rehabilitation, Socio-Economic Recovery, Sustainable Agriculture & Commerce and Health Improvements.

Our solution includes:

• Customized Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) systems
• Secure, flexible call center software platform and solutions
• Social Network solutions like Mobile Interactive Voice Recording (IVR), E-blogs, E-Surveys, E-Forums, etc.
• Real-time reporting capabilities on the web and mobile platforms
• Quantitative & Qualitative data analytics, business intelligence and research methods
• Custom Software solutions for finance, human resources, program & project management and donor grant monitoring
• IT staff augmentation

Our goal is to provide complete solution delivery and ensure technology supplements for development projects for communities/stakeholders.

For all your technology needs, please reach out to us at 940-231-8518

Learn more at:  www.infotreetech.com

Innovation Network, Inc.: Innovation Network is an 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, publications, and tools.  Stop by to learn more about evaluation basics, coalition assessment, our State of Evaluation research project, and more.

Learn more at:   www.innonet.org

International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET): The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is an executive training program based in Ottawa, Canada, and provided in partnership by Carleton University and the World Bank. Designed for development professionals with evaluation remits, IPDET attracts participants that occupy mid-level and senior positions in the public sector, NGOs and multilateral institutions. Class instructors include renowned international faculty drawn from organizations around the world. The course offers various instructional hours, complete with theory, tools, case studies, discussion groups, student workshops and readings. For more information on the next program (June 8 – July 3, 2015) and to

Learn more visit www.ipdet.org.

International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc.: International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), a 100% women-owned company, offers full-service administrative solutions for organizations of all sizes seeking to outsource the management of their scholarship, grant and tuition programs. Our comprehensive portfolio includes an online application platform, application processing services, first-class support, applicant communications, winner selections, funds disbursement and program promotions. Each year, ISTS administers greater than 600 programs for more than 250 clients, including associations, Fortune 1000 companies, community foundations, state agencies and large membership-based organizations.

Learn more at:   www.applyISTS.com

Lyceum Books, Inc.: Lyceum Books, a Chicago-based independent publisher, produces innovative books and journals that have earned us a reputation of excellence in social work education. Our books and journal articles are attuned to the realities of current social work issues and policy and are carefully selected for their ability to tie theory with practice, their exploration of human behavior, the significance of the practice interventions they discuss, the diversity of people and communities represented, and the links they establish between practice, ethics, research, and policy. Visit our website for instructor’s materials including lecture notes, test bank questions, paper topics, and more.

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  

McREL International: McREL International is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research and development organization that turns knowledge about what works in education into practical guidance for educators and leaders. Our experienced researchers and veteran education consultants provide schools, districts, colleges, universities, foundations, state departments, and other education agencies with:

  • Sophisticated data analyses, scientific studies, and program evaluations
  • Authentic professional development for effective teaching and leading
  • Curriculum and standards reviews, alignment, and mapping
  • High-quality, field-tested products and services
  • Insightful reports, articles, books, and tools

Headquartered in Denver, Colo., McREL International also has offices in Hawaii, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Australia.

Learn more at:  http://www.mcrel.org

Michigan State University: Michigan State University's online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Program Evaluation is a 37-credit program that can be completed in 16 months. Courses are delivered entirely online by evaluation professionals. Students consult with faculty, exchange ideas with classmates, and complete knowledge and skill-building activities—all at locations and hours that are most convenient for them. Students also complete a two-semester supervised practicum course in which they work alongside evaluation practitioners in a professional evaluation setting. In the end, this program prepares graduates to start a successful evaluation career in local, state, and federal agencies, as well as the private sector.

Learn more at:   Progeval.msu.edu

Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute: The Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) is an interdisciplinary training institute for evaluation studies at the University of Minnesota. We provide high-quality theoretical, technical, and practical training to professional evaluators and we are committed to supporting evaluation that values stakeholder participation and collaboration. MESI is part of the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD) in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). We are unique in bringing together faculty expertise from the college, the School of Public Health, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, and Minnesota Extension. Please see our website for more details on training, including the 20th annual Spring Training March 9-13,  2015.

Learn more at:  www.cehd.umn.edu/OLPD/MESI

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

NORC at the University of Chicago: NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization that collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and businesses to develop enduring knowledge that supports evidence-based decisions on the most important social, economic, and behavioral issues facing the nation and international community. NORC applies scientific excellence, innovative and rigorous methods, and a collegial philosophy in fields such as health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment. NORC’s 70 years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination—coupled with deep subject matter expertise—provides the foundation for effective solutions.

Learn more at:   www.norc.org

OSR 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 enable organizations to learn along the way. We do this by creating Theories of Change, developing strategic plans, and providing evaluation consultation.

In addition, we create and support measurement, learning and evaluation (or MLE) systems. Through this work, we help groups use planning processes, data and information to help them achieve their missions.

We work closely with our clients to address their biggest challenges and most complex work by helping them develop the responsive, dynamic practices social change organizations need to be successful.  We help organizations make meaningful social change possible by making social change measurable.

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

 

Conference Sponsor

 

SAGE: SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and digital media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

Learn more at: www.sagepublications.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

Standford 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, sociology, education, and public policy.

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.

The Center houses WMU’s Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation (IDPE) program, which features practice-linked learning; more than 30 faculty members from 13 academic departments and The Evaluation Center; and a fully tailored, challenging curriculum. It is the only truly interdisciplinary evaluation doctorate program.

Learn more at: www.wmich.edu/evalctr, www.wmich.edu/evalphd

The Evaluators' Institute (TEI) at The George Washington University: 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://tei.gwu.edu/

University of the Rockies: University of the Rockies is a leader in graduate education offering Master’s and Doctorate degree programs in the social and behavioral sciences through its three schools: The School of Organizational Leadership, School of Professional Psychology, and School of Social, Human, and Educational Development. University of the Rockies provides high-quality, accessible learning opportunities globally for diverse groups of individuals seeking preparation for life goals, professional practice, service, and distinguished leadership. Degree programs are available in downtown Denver and online.

Learn more at:  http://denver.rockies.edu

VERBI Software GmbH / MAXQDA: MAXQDA for Windows and Mac is a world leading professional tool for qualitative and mixed methods data analysis. Use MAXQDA to analyze and categorize relevant information in interviews, focus groups, online surveys, web pages, images, audio and video files, spreadsheets, and more. As a mixed methods expert MAXQDA offers innovative features which combine quantitative and qualitative data: analyze both types of data side by side, import statistical findings or quantify your qualitative results. Automatic coding tools help evaluate data efficiently while unsurpassed visualizations let evaluators present their results in a clear and comprehensible way to third parties.

Learn more at:   www.maxqda.com

Westat: Does a program work? If not, why not? Are resources effectively used? Westat, an employee-owned research consulting company, works closely with our clients to develop and implement relevant, rigorous evaluations. We apply diverse methodologies to observe, measure, and analyze how programs work and if they are meeting their goals. We provide process and outcome evaluation services, program support, stakeholder inclusion, and technical assistance and training. Westat can identify the key ingredients for program success as well as the factors that lead to program failure with support and evaluator expertise at any stage of the process.

Learn more at:   www.westat.com

WestEd: Success for every learner has been WestEd’s prime focus for more than four decades. The depth, diversity, and history of our work, coupled with our on-the-ground experience and research-based knowledge, give WestEd staff unique expertise in helping all learners succeed in school and career. In particular, WestEd’s Evaluation Research Program provides policymakers and practitioners with impartial, evidence-based information to improve education and other services. Staff apply rigorous social science methodology to produce accurate and reliable studies, then communicate actionable findings on the implementation and effectiveness of programs and policies.

Learn more at:   WestEd.org/evaluation

Wiley: Wiley/Jossey-Bass is a leading publisher for students and professionals in research methods and evaluation, Evaluation Theories, Models, and Applications, 2nd Edition (Stufflebeam, Coryn) Qualitative Inquiry in Evaluation (Goodyear, Barela, Jewiss, Usinger), and Program Evaluation in Practice: Core Concepts and Examples for Discussion and Analysis, 2nd Edition (Spaulding). Wiley/Jossey-Bass also publishes the quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation.

Learn more at:   www.wiley.com