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Sheila B Robinson on Reflections and Continuing the Learning from #Eval16

Hello! I’m Sheila B Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor with some “in case you missed it” or “want to relive it” moments from Evaluation 2016, AEA’s annual conference held this year in Atlanta, GA.

Lesson Learned: I wasn’t able to attend the conference this year, but I am able to find out what went on there learn from others who did attend and who graciously share their learning with others.

Cool Trick: I was able to keep up with some aspects of the conference by following evaluators on Twitter who used the hashtag #Eval16. [Cooler Trick: I keep a Twitter list of evaluators – almost 500 now! You can view or subscribe here: https://twitter.com/SheilaBRobinson/lists/evaluators]

Cool Trick: Look for evaluation bloggers who blog conference reflections! Here are a few to check out:

1. ) Laura Sundstrom’s blog article: What I Learned About Evaluation + Design

2.) Elizabeth Grim’s blog article: Evaluation Trends: Lessons From EVAL16

3.) Chris Lysy’s cartoon collection: Cartooning #EVAL16. Chris has been cartooning evaluation conferences for years now. Check out his clever interpretations of Evaluation 2015, Evaluation 2014 and Evaluation 2013!

Hot Tip: Check out recent additions to the AEA Public eLibrary. There are many ways to search, including keywords. It can be a bit tricky to look up all content from Evaluation 2016, as many contributors used variations of tags. Try the following:

  • Evaluation 2016
  • Eval 2016
  • Eval16
  • 2016 Conference
  • AEA 2016

You can also filter your search for more recent entries. More than 200 items were added to the library in the last month!

So enjoy Evaluation 2016 again, or for the first time!

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