Call for Proposals:
Be a Part of Evaluation 2016
Call for proposals* is now open for Evaluation 2016! Share your evaluation knowledge and expertise at Evaluation 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia, October 22-30. Submit one or two proposals for consideration. Don’t miss this opportunity to present your research or best practices to a global audience of over 3,000 colleagues.
Keep design in mind
“Everything we evaluate is designed. Every evaluation we conduct is designed. Every report, graph, or figure we present is designed. In our profession, design and evaluation are woven together to support the same purpose—making the world a better place. This is the inspiration for the 2016 theme: Evaluation + Design. In 2016, we will be diving into this concept looking specifically at three areas—program design, evaluation design, and information design” - AEA President, John Gargani.
John encourages you to keep this theme in mind when developing your proposals for 2016!
What we are looking for
We are looking for a dynamic variety of presentations to meet the diverse needs of the AEA members. Our call for proposals comprises all presentation types including panel discussions, expert lectures, roundtables, skill building workshops, ignite sessions, and birds of a feather gatherings. You can learn more about our differentsession types on the AEA website.
Based on Evaluation 2014 and 2015 survey results, conference attendees prefer 45 minute concurrent sessions over 90 minute sessions, although both session types continue to make gains in popularity. Skill-building workshops, panel discussions, and demonstrations continue to be the most popular session types. Download a quick snapshot of the data in the AEA Survey Summary Report to find more attendee feedback. You can also download the full conference survey report here.
How to submit
Visit the AEA Website to start the submission process. You must be logged into your AEA account to submit a proposal. If you do not have an AEA account, you can easily create a guest account. Creating an account reduces the potential for duplicate records in the system, helps AEA staff avoid double-booking speakers in various sessions, and allows attendees to correctly identify you and connect with you before, during, and after the conference.
Submission Tutorial Webinar
Thursday, February 11 at 4:00-4:30 p.m. ET
Join AEA for a live conversation about the proposal submission process. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to properly submit your proposal and provide helpful tips for writing and formatting your ideas, which will make the submission process and review process easier for everyone.
If you have any questions or need assistance in submitting your proposal, please view theProposal FAQ or contact AEA directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-367-1166. We look forward to seeing your proposals!
*All proposals will be reviewed by the committee and considered for Evaluation 2016, please keep in mind that proposals are peer reviewed by representatives in the Topical Interest Groups who select which proposals to be presented at the conference.