Evaluation 2014

Presidential Strand Presentation Sessions

Presidential Strand Personation This strand features presentations followed by questions and answers with the presenters. The sessions give examples of initiative/program evaluations that seek to build a sustainable, equitable future. The presenters don’t stop at discussing their current evaluation methods and issues. They also describe how their future evaluations can be even more visionary and supportive of a sustainable, equitable future.

Each session includes attention to one or more of the three areas of emphasis in the conference theme: systems thinking, building relationships, and equitable and sustainable living.

The sessions tie to the plenary sessions and build from examples to theory as the week progresses. They prepare you to be an active participant in the closing plenary about how AEA can support visionary evaluation for a sustainable, equitable future for all.

If you prefer group discussion sessions, check out the Presidential Strand Discussion Sessions.

Visit the AEA Agenda Search for full descriptions of each presidential strand.

Wednesday, October 15

4:30-6:00 p.m.
A Sustainability Manifesto for Evaluation

6:15-7:00 p.m.
The Evaluator's Role in Building Sustainable, Equitable Communities

Thursday, October 16

8:00-9:30 a.m.
Local, State, and National Case Examples of Visionary Evaluation

11:00-11:15 a.m.
Corporate Sustainability and Evaluation

1:00-1:45 p.m.
Money Well Spent? Funder, NGO, and Evaluator Perspectives on Funding and Evaluating Advocacy Part 1

2:00-2:45 p.m.
Money Well Spent?  Part 2 (must attend part 1)

3:00-4:30 p.m.
How to Use Media and Media Analytics in a Visionary Evaluation

4:45-6:15 p.m.
Evaluating Complexity while Creating Equitable and Sustainable Systems Change

Friday, October 17

8:00-9:30 a.m.
Violence Against Women: A global Crisis and A Challenge for Evaluators

11:00-11:45 a.m.
The Significance of Social Impact Measurement: Keynote Follow-up Conversation

1:45-3:15 p.m.
Building New Partnerships to Promote the Use of Evaluation Among Public Policymakers

3:30-4:15 p.m.
Visionary Evaluation to Exemplary Evaluation in a Multicultural World: Learning from Evaluation’s Successes Across the Globe - Part 1

4:30-5:15 p.m.
Visionary Evaluation to Exemplary Evaluation in a Multicultural World: Learning from Evaluation’s Successes Across the Globe - Part 2 (must attend part 1)

5:30-6:15 p.m.
Cradle to Cradle Evaluation: Efficient and Waste-Free Use of Evaluation Knowledge

Saturday, October 18

8:00-9:30 a.m.
Leading Toward the Emerging Future: The Issues and Challenges of Integrating Systems Thinking into Visionary Evaluation Practice

9:45-11:15 a.m.
Evaluation Criteria for Judging Value: Application to Sustainability and Equity