Sheila B. Robinson on the Annual Call for Proposals – Evaluation 2014

Hi! I’m Sheila B. Robinson, aea365’s Lead Curator and sometimes Saturday contributor.  I’ve been a conference proposal reviewer for AEA’s annual conference for several years now, and always find it a wonderful learning experience and opportunity to get involved and contribute. As Susan Kistler, AEA’s Executive Director Emeritus, posted last year, “It is a bit like being the first in line to see a new exhibit at a museum or getting a preview copy of an engrossing new book before it is available in stores. It is that time of year. I am doing my happy dance.”

Hot Tip – Evaluation 2014 Call for Proposals Now Online: Do you work or study in the field of evaluation? If so, you are invited to propose to share your best work in evaluation theory or practice at Evaluation 2014, the annual conference of the American Evaluation Association. We anticipate that over 3000 colleagues will gather for an exciting week of learning, collaboration, and connection and hope that you will be among those in attendance.

The conference is broken down into 50 Topical Strands that examine the field from the vantage point of a particular methodology, context, or issue as well as the Presidential Strand highlighting this year’s Presidential Theme of Visionary Evaluation for a Sustainable, Equitable Future.

Hot Tip: Presentations may explore the Presidential Strand Theme or any aspect of the full breadth and depth of evaluation theory, practice, management, or consulting.

Next Steps:

Hot Tip: Over 3000 evaluators will gather in the “Mile High City” –  Denver, Colorado, in mid-October 2014. Watch for special edition aea365 posts by our Local Area Working Group (LAWG) who will share evaluation tips and key information for conference attendees to make the most of their visits to Denver.

Hotter Tip: Proposals are due by 11:59 PM ET March 17, 2014!

Help us to make Evaluation 2014 an event to remember!

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