45 amazing (and cheap!) evaluation workshops at the AEA conference in Minneapolis!

Jane Davidson

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Early bird registration closes Sept 20th for the world’s biggest evaluation conference, the American Evaluation Association meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

With association president Rodney Hopson‘s thought-provoking theme – Evaluation in Complex Ecologies: Relationships, Responsibilities, Relevance – it should be a stimulating conference!

But what’s especially important to YOU as a genuine evaluator this week?

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How to avoid bad conference presentations

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Pic by Peretz Partensky http://www.flickr.com/photos/68877611@N00/2864043200/

Think about the conferences you have gone to. How many of the presentations were really good?

They had a few clear messages that were memorable, relevant and credible. They engaged the audience – perhaps to affirm, perhaps to challenge.

They were clearly based in good practice and a

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Some thoughts from Day 1 of the AEA conference

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A couple of highlights from the opening sessions of the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference (being held this year in sunny San Antonio, Texas):

Opening plenary

Three views on evaluation quality, the theme of this year’s conference, from Eleanor Chelimsky, Laura Leviton and Michael Patton.

Eleanor argued for appreciation of three different types of

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