American Evaluators Association Conference: “Evaluation 2017: From Learning to Action”

Conference: November 6-11, 2017

Professional Development Workshops: November 6-8 & 11, 2017 , Washington, DC USA

During Evaluation 2017, the focus will be on exploring ways that our community can learn from evaluation to create better practices and outcomes. Evaluation is dependent on learning from each other and putting theory into action.

Learning to Enhance Evaluation Practices – Share evaluation practices, including theories, methods and ethics, or lessons in diverse professional settings.

Learning What Works and Why -Share evidence of what works and why in public policies, programs, and projects.

Learning from Others – Share innovations from other communities that have been or could be incorporated into evaluation practice.

Learning About Evaluation Users and Uses – Share your insights on users of our evaluations, our place in policy decision-making, and effective strategies to increase evaluation utilization


The International Conference is a joint effort of the Latin American and Caribbean regional evaluation networks ReLAC, REDLACME, and IDEAS, the global association of evaluators. The Conference will feature a variety of activities, such as keynote speeches, panels, workshops, individual presentations, poster exhibitions and specially designed activities.

The themes are:

M&E and the SDGs

M&E Approaches and Methodologies

Roles of evaluation networks and associations

Evaluation agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean

Abstracts for papers in any of these themes are being accepted up to August 31, 2017
The annual Summer Evaluation Institute will be held in Atlanta, Ga June 4-7, 2017. The presenters will be experts who have conducted evaluations in a variety of settings, nationally known authors, those working on the cutting edge, evaluation experts and outstanding trainers. Evaluators, applied researchers, grantmakers, foundation program officers, nonprofit administrators, social science students, you are welcome! Sessions are filled on a first-come basis.
The Joint Global Conference on the Evaluation of the SDGs, will be held 4-8 December 2017, in Guanajuato, Mexico.
The regional Evaluation networks ReLAC, REDCLAME and IDEAS have joined forces to organise this event that will facilitate reflection and in depth discussions to develop action paths and evaluation practices that affect the quality of life of persons in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as other parts of the world.