The American Evaluation Association is an international professional organization for evaluators from more disciplines than most of us probably can imagine. Part of the organization’s mission is to provide affordable training to those who want to (or are required to) improve their evaluation skills This year, the annual conference is in Portland, Oregon, Nov. 1-4, with pre-conference professional development workshops conducted Oct 30-Nov 1 and post-conference workshops on Nov 5. Workshops last from a half day to 2 full days. The conference fee is $135 for members, $215 for nonmembers, and $70 for students. Workshops range in price from $40 to $400 — you can attend the workshops without registering for the conference. If you are interested in learning more about AEA and the conference, here are some links to explore:
Cindy Olney is the Assistant Director of the NNLM Evaluation Office. She leads NNLM’s evaluation efforts, designs evaluation methods, and guides analysis and reporting of evaluation findings.