American Evaluation Association Conference, November 9-14, Chicago IL
Exemplary Evaluations in A Multicultural World: Learning from Evaluation's Successes Across the Globe: More than 30 Voluntary Organizations of Professional Evaluation (VOPEs), including the American Evaluation Association (AEA), EvalPartners, UN Agencies, and donor agencies have declared 2015 the International Year of Evaluation.
AEA invites evaluators, evaluation scholars, students, evaluation sponsors, and evaluation users from all around the world to assemble November 9-14, 2015 in Chicago at the annual AEA conference to share and learn from successes of the international discipline and practice of evaluation. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about exemplary evaluations, enabling evaluation environments, evaluation policies, evaluation theories and methods, and research on evaluation from a range of cultures and regions throughout the world. In 2015, we encourage participants to reflect on our practice, and to present examples of success and challenges to contribute to the goal of highlighting exemplary evaluations conducted in countries at all points along the development continuum. And, we look to explore what facilitates exemplary evaluations—what are the enabling factors, actions, and drivers of success?