Planning Your Evaluation Year by Elizabeth Grim

Happy New Year! This is Elizabeth Grim, AEA365 Curator and sometimes blog contributor.

I’m not one for new year’s resolutions, but I do enjoy thinking about learning goals. One way I do this is to consider what professional development and networking opportunities align with my vision for the year. Planning my learning early helps to ensure that I am aware of proposal or registration deadlines, and gives me something to look forward to! 

Between the AEA Topical Interest Groups, AEA Local Affiliates, and other professional associations, there is no shortage of evaluation conferences, trainings, and events. Below are just a few examples of events to look forward to in 2023.


A few other events that do not have 2023 dates released at this time:

Hot Tip

  • Join an AEA Local Affiliate to connect with evaluators in your area or across the United States for a variety of networking and professional development opportunities. You can even join more than one!

What are your go-to professional development and networking opportunities related to evaluation each year? Share your recommendations in the comments!

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