AEA hosts two evaluation learning events each year. Each event offers opportunities for professional evaluators to network with the evaluation community and learn in a collaborative and welcoming environment. Whether you are new to evaluation or seasoned professional, there is always something to learn at the Annual Evaluation Conference and Summer Evaluation Institute.
This is event is held annually in the fall and brings together evaluators, evaluation scholars, students, and evaluation users from around the world, where they are invited to assemble, share, and learn from the successes of the international discipline and practice of evaluation. No matter your skill level, conference will provide the opportunity to be involved in the shared experience through a variety of presentations and learning formats.
The Summer Evaluation Institute is smaller event hosted in early summer. This event features up to 30 evaluation workshops on a variety of themes. Each workshops allows you to dive deep into an evaluation discussion with fellow attendees and your instructor.
In 2017, AEA hosted a series of national dialogues to reflect and promote positive actions on the deeply rooted, and structurally intertwined issues behind the headlines that propel racial, ethnic, and class disparities in our society. Moderated by Melvin Hall, Northern Arizona University Professor and Former Member AEA Board of Directors, spoke with evaluators, policy analysts, and applied researchers together to discern ways to proactively engage entrenched issues as the nation goes from one headline making incident to the next.