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    Benefits of AEA Membership

    AEA's membership has grown from just over 3000 members in 2001 to over 7700 today. We have members from every state in the United States and over 60 foreign countries.

    Join your professional colleagues as members of the American Evaluation Association!

    Benefits of an AEA membership include:

    Exceptional in-Person Learning Experiences:
    AEA’s annual meeting includes over 50 workshops, plus hundreds of conference sessions at which to learn from professional colleagues. We also partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to offer the AEA/CDC Evaluation Institute each summer where beginning to intermediate level evaluators can sample a range of training opportunities. AEA members receive significant discounts on workshop, conference, and institute registration.

    Ongoing Asynchronous Training and Exchange:
    Each month, a different leader in the field headlines our members-only online Thought Leaders discussion. Members also receive free access to our Coffee Break Webinars series, both in real-time and via the recorded archive, that offers 3-4 short, new webinars each month.

    Essential Reading:
    Members receive hardcopy and electronic subscriptions to AEA’s two journals, The American Journal of Evaluation (AJE) and New Directions for Evaluation (NDE), members also receive electronic access to both current and back content from Evaluation Review and Evaluation and the Health Professions right from their desktops.

    Promotion of your services:
    Consultants and those working in consulting firms may submit a listing to AEA’s searchable “Find an Evaluator” database on the AEA website. This is among the most active site components and a great way to get the message out about your firm and availability for consulting.

    Networking and Community:
    Membership includes participation in up to five of AEA’s 40+ Topical Interest Groups, each one a professional community of colleagues with similar interests and professional foci. Members also receive regular newsletters and electronic updates regarding the latest happenings in the field and the Association, and a listing in and access to the AEA Online Membership Directory, a key resource for networking among colleagues.

    Cost Savings:
    In addition to registration discounts, members receive twenty-percent (20%) off on the majority of publications in the field when ordered directly from our publishing partners - Corwin Press, Guilford Publications, Lyceum Books, SAGE, Jossey Bass and Wiley.

    As a new member, we encourage you to join the EVALTALK listserv and get in on the lively discussions. And, by all means, please feel free to contact any of your fellow AEA members. You'll find that we are a very friendly and welcoming group.

    If you have any questions about your membership or about AEA, please contact the AEA Office at any time.