Evaluation 2020
October 26 - October 31, 2020
Professional Development Workshops: October 26-28 & October 31
Portland, OR, USA

Through this year’s theme, "How Will You Shine Your Light", we are asking proposal submitters to think about her/his/their expression of light through their evaluation practice. 

Ask yourself, “How am I shining my light?” in my work. Is it through making sure all stakeholder voices are included, particularly those who are often in the dark? Is it through shining light on the historical imperative associated with certain evaluation methods/practices? Is it through illuminating new levels of rigor that can be associated with many evaluation methods/practices? Is it by shining the light on the pathway to evaluation for new professionals? Is it by creating new evaluation theories, methods, or practices? Pose your own questions around how you are shining your light in evaluation practice. Learn more about the Evaluation 2020 theme from President Aimee White.  

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for a dynamic variety of presentations to meet the diverse needs of the AEA members. Presentation types include panel discussions, expert lectures, roundtables, skill building workshops, ignite sessions, birds of a feather gatherings, and more.

We encourage you to think creatively about your presentations, their design, and format to provide attendees with the best experience. Please choose the presentation type that best fits your material and utilizes your content in the greatest way. Skill-building workshops, panel discussions, demonstrations, and expert lectures continue to be the most popular session types at the annual conference. 

Think About the AEA Guiding Principles

New this year, we want your proposal to connect to the AEA guiding principles. The Guiding Principles reflect the core values of AEA and are intended as a guide to the professional ethical conduct of evaluators. Keep these principles in mind when developing your proposals. When submitting your proposal, you will be asked to choose principles that are related to your topic or proposal. Learn more about the AEA Guiding Principles.

DEADLINE: Proposal Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM ET March 30, 2020.

Submitters must log in to the AEA website to submit a proposal. Each submitter must either log in to eval.org or create a guest account to submit a proposal.

If you have an eval.org account, please login to submit a proposal.

If you cannot remember your login or password, please use our login support.

If you do not have an eval.org account, you must become a member, or create a non-member account, or create a student non-member account. Your login will be sent to you via email for confirmation once you complete your account registration.

AEA Welcomes International Presenters

Please contact education@eval.org with any questions. Proposal submission FAQ's are also available here for your reference.