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Things NOT To Do! (;-P) At The AEA Conference by Sara Vaca

Hey! I’m Sara Vaca, independent evaluator and part of the AEA365 team. I’m not in Cleveland (sad face) this week (as I just came back for the European Evaluation Conference (EES) in Greece), but I wish I was, as I love evaluation conferences. I am not an expert compared to so many admired evaluators who …

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Social Media Tips for Conference Time by Jessica Byrnes

Hi, my name Jessica Byrnes and I’m a member of the AEA marketing team. One of the greatest values of attending conferences like Evaluation 2018 is the people you meet and the networks you develop.  It can sometimes be difficult to put yourself out there and meet new people, especially at a larger event. That’s …

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AEA Events Manager Shares her Excitement for Evaluation 2018 by Kelly Laurie

Hi I am Kelly Laurie and I am the Event Services Manager for AEA. Evaluation 2018 is upon us! Our registration launch is right around the corner and the AEA team is anxious to go LIVE! Don’t let our July registration opening time frame fool you – conference planning starts months and months in advance …

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Jayne Corso on the Best Ways to Use Twitter at a Conference

Hi my name is Jayne Corso and I am the Community Manager for AEA. Twitter is a great tool for staying social at conferences. It provides real-time opportunities for sharing content and insights. Here are a few tips to help you be social during your upcoming conferences! You can even use these at Evaluation 2016. …

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Innovative #Eval Week: Jean King and Laura Pejsa on Evaluating the Evaluators’ Conference: The Ultimate Student Challenge

Greetings from Jean King and Laura Pejsa from the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) at the University of Minnesota. This week we will be introducing you to a crop of graduate student evaluators who (we think) made quite a splash at the AEA conference last month.  If you attended, you may have seen one or …

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Carolyn Cohen on Appreciative Inquiry: Small Scale Use

Hello, I am Carolyn Cohen, owner of Cohen Research & Evaluation, LLC, based in Seattle Washington. I specialize in program evaluation and strategic learning related to innovations in the social change and education arenas.  I have been infusing elements of Appreciative Inquiry into my work for many years.  Appreciative Inquiry is an asset-based approach, developed …

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Stephanie Evergreen on the Potent Presentations Initiative Website

Hey there. I’m Stephanie Evergreen, AEA’s eLearning Initiatives Director and general data communications geek. Susan Kistler has a family obligation this weekend, so I’m stepping in to share with you the newest developments in AEA’s Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i). You’ve heard about p2i, right? It is a new initiative to help AEA members improve their …

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Susan Kistler on Submitting a Conference Proposal for Evaluation 2012

I am Susan Kistler, the American Evaluation Association’s Executive Director and regularly aea365 Saturday contributor. AEA has a few major milestones each year and one is coming up this Friday, March 16 – the deadline for proposal submissions for Evaluation 2012, our annual conference. Evaluation 2012 will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from October 24-27. …

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John Nash on the Ignite Event and Slide Clinic at the AEA Conference

I’m John Nash and I’m the program co-chair, with Stuart Henderson, for the American Evaluation Association’s new Topical Interest Group, Data Visualization and Reporting (DVR TIG). I’m here to tell you about some innovative events taking place in Anaheim during the 2011 AEA Conference. Hot Tip: Ignite Yourself at the Conference You don’t need matches …

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OPEG Affiliate Week: Tucker Handley on Payment Cost and Type for Affiliate Membership and Conference Attendance

My name is Tucker Handley, and I am the treasurer of the Ohio Program Evaluators’ Group (OPEG).  I was approached by the OPEG board to serve as treasurer.  Despite some initial reluctance, I accepted the position and have grown to enjoy the opportunity to work and interact with evaluation professionals throughout the state. OPEG holds …

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