AEA brings together a community of evaluation professionals across multiple disciplines and backgrounds to advance evaluation practice and support each other to accomplish career or program goals. Through our various resources, you can connect with other AEA members and the evaluation community at large year-round.
AEA Connect is an online platform that connects members through discussion forums, volunteer groups, and shared resources. The platform is designed to encourage collaboration year-round. Through the platform, you can access the document library, EvalTalk, TIG communities, and volunteer groups. In addition, you can add resources, send messages to fellow members, and contribute and start evaluation focused discussions. AEA Connect
EvalTalk is a thriving community forum for discussion and questions. EvalTalk is open to members and nonmembers alike to maintain broad engagement and diverse viewpoints. Subscribe to EvalTalk today
Topical Interest Groups (TIGs) are defined around a special topic or interest related to evaluation. Our 60+ TIGs are made up of volunteer members who work in subgroups to advance initiatives related to their topic. AEA supports TIGs and helps to coordinate their efforts year-round. TIG involvement is unlimited, although we recommend limiting membership to five to maintain appropriate involvement. View TIGs
All AEA members are given the exclusive opportunity to be featured in our Find an Evaluator search tool. The public uses this tool to find evaluators that fit a criterion of specialty, location, or years of experience. Other evaluation professionals use the tool to find others in the field to form partnerships or collaborations. Find an Evaluator
The AEA Member directory is a tool to facilitate one-to-one communication among AEA members. Only open to AEA members, this directory allows you to easily search for and contact other members with similar interest, location, or affiliations. Membership Directory
There are currently 30+ local AEA affiliates throughout the United States. These local affiliates work with local communities to advance evaluation. AEA manages the Local Affiliates Collaborative to support, sustain, and strengthen local AEA affiliates by fostering joint and coordinated action among and between affiliates and AEA. Local Affiliate Listing
AEA values member input and engagement, relying upon your guidance and knowledge about the field in the development of programs for our membership. We also value diversity when building volunteer groups to better serve and represent this unique, global community of evaluators who proudly consider AEA their professional association. AEA volunteers gain personal and professional development through their time as an engaged volunteer. Learn more