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Eval2010Registration Now Open for Evaluation 2010
Theme: Evaluation Quality
The Evaluation 2010 Conference is to be held November 10-13 in San Antonio, TX with Professional Development Workshops preceding the event on November 8-10 and following on November 14. There are 54 Workshops to build your knowledge and skills and over 600 conference sessions available from which to choose.
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Early registration and payment reserves your space in your first choice workshops and they are filled on a first-come first-served basis. Learn more and register online at
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AEA365 Tip-a-Day Alerts From and For Evaluators
We've got a great lineup planned from a week devoted to contributions from our Disabilities and other Vulnerable Populations TIG colleagues to a series on getting published in evaluation. Read it online on the aea365 website at Subscribe: Prefer to have them come right to your email? Use the following link to subscribe -

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Each week, we compile Headlines and Resources from across the field and post them each Sunday to AEA's listserv EVALTALK
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August1Week of August 1 to August 6: TIG Focus Week
Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations (DOVP) TIG
This week we'll highlight headlines and resources aimed at those working with stakeholders with
Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations on the headlines and resources list, the aea365 blog contributions are from DOVP Colleagues, and we'll have a webinar focusing on Universal Design.

August5Thursday, August 5, 2:00-2:20 PM EST Coffee Break Webinar
Using Universal Design To Make Your Evaluation More Accessible To People With Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations - Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski
Sponsor: Disabilities and Other Vulnerable Populations
People with disabilities are everywhere - data from the 2000 Census indicate 1 in 5 Americans has a disability - so every evaluator is likely to encounter them as study participants, clients, stakeholders, or colleagues. In this session, Jennifer Sullivan Sulewski of the Institute for Community Inclusion (University of Massachusetts Boston) will provide some tips and tricks that evaluators can use to better include people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations (such as low literate or English language learners) in their work. The session will include an introduction to universal design (the concept of designing products or programs so that they are accessible to everyone) as well as some practical strategies and tools for making evaluations more inclusive at every stage.
Register: Free for AEA members - but you must pre-register

August8Week of August 8-14 Thought Leaders Discussion
Eleanor Chelimsky Serves as Thought Leader for the Week on the Discussion Forum
Description: Eleanor Chelimsky has been an evaluator for many years, first at NATO, where she worked at the international level to perform defense studies and improve the data systems available to support evaluation; then at a not-for-profit consulting firm, the MITRE Corporation, where she directed evaluations for executive branch agencies, and finally, at a legislative agency, the GAO, where she ran an evaluation unit of about one hundred social scientists (the Program Evaluation and Methodology Division) doing evaluations for the Congress. Under her leadership, PEMD pioneered the use of new methodologies and performed studies in almost every subject area. She also worked to improve GAO's general capabilities in evaluation and helped a number of different countries establish their own evaluative institutions. She was president of the Evaluation Research Society and of the American Evaluation Association, and received GAO's top honor, the Comptroller General's Award. She is currently a member of AEA's Evaluation Policy Task Force, working on ways to advance both the understanding and performance of evaluation in government. Learn more online at

ThursAugust19Thursday, August 19, 2:00-2:20 PM EST: Coffee Break Webinar
New Approaches to Reporting Evaluation Findings - Eric Graig
Sponsor: Evaluation Use TIG
Description: How do you make evaluation findings accessible?  How do you make what's important stand out?  How do you show data to stakeholders so that they can understand it and draw their own conclusions from it?  This webinar is about strategies for creating data rich reports that encourage stakeholders to see what's there and develop their own interpretations of the meaning of a given set of data.  Participants will see examples and take away new ideas about both qualitative and quantitative data presentation all of which enable stakeholder involvement in the utilization of evaluation findings. Isn't that what it's all about?
Register: Free for AEA members - but you must pre-register

August26Thursday, August 26, 2:00-2:20 PM EST: Coffee Break Webinar
Ten Tips for Making the Most of the Annual Conference - Susan Kistler
Description: Aimed at first time attendees, but appropriate for anyone who hasn't felt that they've gotten everything that they could out of AEA's annual conference, this session will identify action items for preparing for, participating in, and following-up on AEA's annual conference. We'll explore tips for how to manage the (huge!) conference program and benefit even from those sessions you can't attend, how to build your network - and have a great time, how to move forward in finding a new position, and how to save money and live better without going to Walmart. The session will not only describe the programs available to you, but also concrete ways to maximize the value that you take away from the event. Questions and answers are always welcome at the end!
Register: Free for AEA members - but you must pre-register

Sept9and10Friday, Sept 9-10 Hawai'i ~ Pacific Evaluation Association 2010 Conference
Making Evaluation Work: Participatory Evaluation & Capacity Building
Join H-PEA at their upcoming conference located at the Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel in Honolulu, HI. You may find more information and register at

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