Greetings, AEA365 readers! Elizabeth (Liz) DiLuzio here, Lead Curator of the blog. Today marks the last day of this year’s conference. I hope that you who participated are feeling as inspired, reflective, and fulfilled as I am. If you were unable to to attend, or if you want to relive it, let’s take a non-exhaustive tour of some of the conference’s greatest takeaways as determined by the Twitterverse.
- Before the conference kicked off with its opening plenary, the planning committee greeted us with the invigorating sounds of New Orleans. You can listen for yourself via Ayesha Boyce and Jen Billman‘s tweets.
- The plenaries and presidential strands raised a lot of discussion online. Here’s a smattering of takeaways from attendees:
- Many posts highlighted the exciting exhibits that were on display throughout the conference, including AEA’s DEI Journey Map and The Power of Perspective.
- As always, a bulk of the posts were those of us inspired by the quotes or poignant messages we received from our sessions. Here are some highlights:
- We had a lot to celebrate this week, from the USA’s first Indigenous person to be awarded a PhD in Evaluation, multiple generations of evaluators in the same room, our talented new AJE co-editors meeting for the first time, and discovering you’re the host of a standing-room-only session.
Thank you to everyone who thoughtfully planned such an incredible experience! It meant a lot to a lot of people, and we are already looking forward to #Eval23.
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