AEA Call for Proposals Due March 15, 2016

AEA logoAmerican Evaluation Association (AEA) is calling for proposals for the Evaluation 2016 Conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia October 24-29.

Evaluation 2016
Conference: October 24-29, 2016
Professional Development Workshops: October 24-26 & 29, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia USA 

Evaluation 2016 Theme: Evaluation + Design

Keep design in mind

“Everything we evaluate is designed. Every evaluation we conduct is designed. Every report, graph, or figure we present is designed. In our profession, design and evaluation are woven together to support the same purpose—making the world a better place. This is the inspiration for the 2016 theme: Evaluation + Design. In 2016, we will be diving into this concept looking specifically at three areas—program designevaluation design, and information design” – AEA President, John Gargani.

John encourages you to keep this theme in mind when developing your proposals for 2016! Click here to read more about this year’s conference theme.

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for a dynamic variety of presentations to meet the diverse needs of the AEA members. Our call for proposals comprises all presentation types including panel discussions, expert lectures, roundtables, skill building workshops, ignite sessions, and birds of a feather gatherings. You can learn more about our different session types on the AEA website.

Based on Evaluation 2014 and 2015 survey results, conference attendees prefer 45 minute concurrent sessions over 90 minute sessions, although both session types continue to make gains in popularity. Skill-building workshops, panel discussions, and demonstrations continue to be the most popular session types. Download a quick snapshot of the data in the AEA Survey Summary Report to find more attendee feedback. You can also download the full conference survey report here.

DEADLINE: Proposal Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM ET March 15, 2016.

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.

Please contact education@eval.org with any questions.

*Info from http://www.eval.org/p/cm/ld/fid=395

New Opportunity Available! Milwaukee County Branding, Website Design & Development RFP Due December 30th

Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County needs your help to provide marketing development for the county.

The primary focus of the RFP (Request_for_Proposal_#_98150016) includes the design and development of Milwaukee County and the County-owned websites, sub sites, and intranet. A secondary interest is for a brand and visual consistency for the County.

If interested, please read over the complete RFP (link above) for important deadlines and informational webinars. Proposals due December 30th!

Collegiate Wind Competition: Now Recruiting Students for 2015-2016! (Info Session April 29th)

Come join the newest student competition team at UW-Madison! The national Collegiate Wind Competition combines the expertise of students from a variety of engineering, business, communications, and social science programs, and challenges them to utilize their individual skills to develop state-of-the-art wind energy solutions as a team. Undergraduate students from all majors and disciplines are welcome to apply for the 2015-16 school year. Team members will be selected based on the diversity of backgrounds and interests. Students interested in design, entrepreneurship, marketing, environmental science, policy, and planning are encouraged to apply!

Info Session: April 29th, 4 p.m. Caucus Room, 4th Floor of Student Activity Center (SAC), 333 East Campus Mall

Apply by May 1 by visiting http://www.energy.wisc.edu/windcompetition or email Scott Williams at spwilliams@wisc.edu