MAE’s 23rd Annual Conference: RFP!

Rita S. Fierro, PhD from Fierro Consulting has agreed to give the Keynote Address at the MAE’s 23rd Annual Conference on May 10, 2018. The conference theme is Enhancing Evaluation Through Effective Communication and Interaction. The conference is accepting proposals for presentations and posters at this time. Go to for more information about Dr. Fierro’s keynote and links to the application forms.

*The deadline for proposals is Monday, January 22, 2018.

Using Social Media to Prepare for Evaluation 2017

Using Social Media to Prepare for Evaluation 2017 by Jayne Corso

Posted: 30 Sep 2017 05:06 AM PDT

Hi my name is Jayne Corso and I am the Community Manager for AEA. Evaluation 2017 is just a month away! I have compiled a few ways you can prepare for joining us in Washington D.C. using some social media tools.

Hot Tip: Follow AEA on Social Media

Follow AEA on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest news surrounding the conference. We will be sharing key deadlines, education updates, and announcements about what to except during Evaluation 2017.

Hot Tip: Follow #Eval17 on Twitter

If you are active on Twitter, start following our conference hashtag, #Eval17. Many members of the evaluation community are using this hashtag to discuss their presentations and start conversations before Evaluation 2017 even starts. Don’t be shy, join the conversation!

Hot Tip: Search for Speakers

Connect with Evaluation 2017 speakers on Twitter. Many of our speakers are active on twitter and share relevant evaluation resources. Start following these speakers and make a connection before you step foot in D.C.

I hope these tips help you prepare for your trip to Evaluation 2017. Stay tuned for more tips on how to use social media and connect with AEA online during the conference. I look forward to seeing everyone in D.C.

Do you have questions, concerns, kudos, or content to extend this aea365 contribution? Please add them in the comments section for this post on the aea365 webpage so that we may enrich our community of practice. Would you like to submit an aea365 Tip? Please send a note of interest to . aea365 is sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and provides a Tip-a-Day by and for evaluators.

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Register now for ¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡

See the link below for a save-the-date for the ¡MilwaukeeEvaluation¡ Social Justice & Evaluation conference coming up March 2, 2017 here in Madison. More details will follow, but the event promises great opportunity to explore social justice as it relates to evaluation practice, all in community with evaluators from around the state. 

Students may be especially interested in participating in the new student poster session. Abstracts will be due Feb. 3, 2017.

*Click to view the flyer (PDF)

Visit for updates!

Friday Funny: Eval Meme

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They said Eval… not Evil!

Add This to your Reading List!

new book picDr. Nicole Bowman coauthored a chapter in the NEW BOOK Continuing the Journey to Reposition Culture and Cultural Context in Evaluation Theory and Practice.  Visit BPC’s YouTube channel for previews of the publication and interviews with the authors.

Visit InfoAge Publishing to buy your copy now!

EVALentine’s Day

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Celebrate EVALentine’s Day with the LEAD Center Brown Bag Presentation. Visit for more information.

Register for Webinars in Partnership with Seminole Tribe of Florida

webinar 2BPC will be doing two webinars for the Native Learning Center (NLC) run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida on Dec 1 (eval) and Dec 3 (online fundraising).

Webinar registration through NLC.

For more info, see original post here.

¡Milwaukee Evaluation! May Newsletter

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¡Milwaukee Evaluation! is now in its second year as an affiliate of AEA because of your interest and support. Thanks to you and your commitment, the field of evaluation in Wisconsin is expanding.

In 2013 in partnership with the Chicagoland AEA affiliate, ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. hosted its first Social Justice and Evaluation Conference, which culminated with the words and expertise of Rodney Hopson, former AEA President. With statewide financial support from Wisconsin Voices, Alliance for Children and Families, Medical College of Wisconsin, Bowman Consulting, and anonymous donations, ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. brought together over 70 professional evaluators, students, and community organizers  for a full day to examine the critical role of evaluation in social justice and social justice in evaluation. The conference was held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. hosted a workshop at the conference that focused on developing a pipeline of evaluators of color.  Using a human design tactic to brainstorm and strategize, participants generated key priorities for our pipeline initiatives. We agreed that the pipeline initiative is about values and intentionally promoting the advancement of evaluators from underrepresented groups—race, culture, gender, sexuality, age and professional experience. We believe that all too often this value is expressed but not made intentional in practice or policy, and therefore can never be realized. We believe ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. members can change this. From this session, we gathered the newsletter headlines and articles membership would like to see in 2014:

  •  Not your Usual Suspects:  ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc. launches a New Emerging Evaluators Curriculum
  • Meet the Graduates – The First Cycle of Emerging Evaluators
  • Nontraditional Funding for Nontraditional Evaluators.
  • Turning Water into Wine: Transforming Evaluation Practice
  • Youth Gone Wild: Youth Evaluators
  • Tools to Retool Evaluation
  • Cultivating Natural Evaluation Potential: Lay Evaluators

RodneyRodney Hopson, keynote at ¡Milwaukee Evaluation!’s 2013 Social Justice & Evaluation Conference. See more photos on our website.

Our next step will involve planning, outreach, and other field development activities to make these headlines a reality. If you’re interested in being engaged in this work, join us! Contact Use “pipeline” in the subject heading.

The May 2014 Newsletter is now on our website. Learn about: UW-Stout’s Evaluation Certificate Program, workplace wellnessAEA’s GEDI program, and perspectives from a first-time evaluator and international funding opportunities

Evaluators of Color & Other Underrepresented Groups Survey – As part of our pipeline initiative to build new pathways to increase the number of evaluators of color and other underrepresented groups (e.g., LGBT, rural, low-income), we will be conducting 1-2 focus groups this summer with evaluators of color and other underrepresented groups. Dates and locations are to be determined. If you are interested, please sign up!

Board of Directors: Nicole Robinson, Emily Connors, Nicky Bowman, Laura Pinsonault