Filed Under (Methodology, program evaluation) by Molly on 18-11-2015

I got back to the office Monday after spending last week in Chicago at the AEA annual conference, Evaluation 2015.Evaluation 2015 theme Next year AEA will be in Atlanta, October 24-29, 2016.  atlanta-georgia-skyline Mark your calendars!

I am tired. I take a breath (many breaths), try to catch up (I don’t), and continue to read my email (hundreds of email). I’m sure there are some I will miss–I always do.  In the meantime, I process what I experienced. And pass the conference through my criteria for a successful conference: Did I

  1. See three (and visit with) long time friends: yes.
  2. Get three new ideas: maybe.
  3. Meet three new people I’d like to add to my “friendlies” category: maybe.

Why three. Seemed like a good number; more than one (not representative) and less than five (too hard to remember). Read the rest of this entry »

Filed Under (program evaluation) by Molly on 03-11-2015

November 9, 2015. Chicago. (they are everywhere…everywhere).

AEA AEA logo will be holding the annual Evaluation conference there starting November 9, 2015. The theme this year put forward by President Stewart Donaldson Stewart Donaldson is Evaluation 2015 theme. And as always, much thought and preparation has gone into planning this conference. Will you be there? I will. Read the rest of this entry »