Topical Interest Groups Business Meetings

While joining us at Evaluation 2017 in Washington, D.C. this November, add a TIG Business Meeting to your agenda! Each TIG will hold a business meeting (open to all attendees), during which time you will have the opportunity to learn more about the TIGs in an informal environment, participate in TIG business, and network face-to-face with fellow members of the TIG. It is an excellent community and discovery experience for AEA members, new and seasoned.

About TIGs

The 56 Topical Interest Groups are the heart and soul of AEA. Each TIG is defined around a special topic or interest and creates a forum whereby the knowledge, experience, and skills of each member can become a resource that the entire community can leverage. TIGs serve many roles for AEA including, reviewing proposals for the annual conference, curating the vast learnings submitted, and expertly connecting the education to the conference theme. More than anything, TIGs are valuable in the way that they bring together AEA’s diverse membership to make a large association feel like home.

Joining a TIG is an exclusive benefit to AEA membership and is your ticket to a community of experts who share similar backgrounds and work settings. Through TIGs members have access to a network of professionals for collaboration on ideas and practices and a well of invaluable knowledge on topic areas that may be of interest to you. Your participation is based on your availability, and there is no specific obligation associated with your TIG membership. Being active in a TIG allows you to increase your depth of knowledge in a specific area as well as have leadership opportunities. Some TIGs are very active, with vibrant online discussion lists, resource websites, and special networking events, while others tend to focus their efforts around the AEA annual conference.

TIG Receptions 

New this year, TIGs will be participating in grouped TIG receptions taking place on Thursday, November 9. Enjoy appetizers and light refreshments as you meet with TIG leaders and members in a casual setting. TIGs will be grouped together (7-10 per reception).

Thursday, November 9
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  

TIG Reception Group 1 meeting in Northeast Foyer (Mezzanine Level)

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment
Jackson

Community Development
Jefferson

Community Psychology
Johnson

Environmental Program Evaluation
Thurgood Marshall East

Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building (OL-ECB)
Thurgood Marshall North

Youth Focused Evaluation
Thurgood Marshall West

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Extension Education Evaluation
Thurgood Marshall East

STEM Education and Training
Thurgood Marshall North

TIG Reception Group 2 meeting in Southwest Foyer (Mezzanine Level)

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Advocacy and Policy Change
Thurgood Marshall South

Arts, Culture, and Audiences
Truman

Non-Profits and Foundations Evaluation
Taylor

Program Design
Taft

Program Theory and Theory Driven
Tyler

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Independent Consulting
Thurgood Marshall South

Systems in Evaluation
Thurgood Marshall West




TIG Reception Group 3 meeting in Roosevelt Foyer 2-3 (Exhibit Level)

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Evaluation Managers and Supervisors
Roosevelt 1

Military and Veteran Evaluation
Roosevelt 2

Needs Assessment
Roosevelt 3

Translational Research Evaluation
Roosevelt 4

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Government Evaluation
Roosevelt 1

Health Evaluation
Roosevelt 2

Research, Technology, and Development
Roosevelt 3


TIG Reception Group 4 meeting in Roosevelt Foyer 1 (Exhibit Level)

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Data Visualization and Reporting
Washington 1

Democracy & Governance
Washington 2

Feminist Issues in Evaluation
Washington 3

Integrating Technology into Evaluation
Washington 4

Internal Evaluation
Washington 5

International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation
Washington 6Room

Business Meeting taking place on Friday, November 10 from 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Distance Ed and Other Educational Tech
Virginia A

Use and Influence of Evaluation
Virginia C


TIG Reception Group 5 meeting in Roosevelt Foyer 4-5 (Exhibit Level)

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Cluster, Multi-Site and Multi-Level Evaluation
Washington 1

Crime & Justice
Washington 2

Disaster & Emergency Management Evaluation
Washington 3

Qualitative Methods
Washington 4

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Mixed Methods
Roosevelt 4

Business Meeting taking place on Friday, November 10 from 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Evaluation Policy
Maryland B


TIG Reception Group 6 meeting in Maryland Foyer A (Mezzanine Level)

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Business, Leadership & Performance
Hoover

College Access Programs
Coolidge

Social Network Analysis
Harding



Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Costs, Effectiveness, Benefits & Economics
Hoover

Disabilities and under Represented Populations
Harding

Prek-12 Educational Evaluation
Coolidge

Social Impact Measurement
Wilson C


TIG Reception Group 7 meeting in Maryland Foyer (Lobby Level)

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Behavioral Health
Virginia A



Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Human Services Evaluation
Maryland B

Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation
Maryland C

Latinx Responsive Evaluation Discourse
Virginia B

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues
Virginia C

Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation
Delaware A

Social Work
Virginia A

TIG Reception Group 8 meeting in Marriott Foyer B (Mezzanine Level)

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Assessment in Higher Education
Wilson C

Teaching of Evaluation
Wilson B

Theories of Evaluation
Wilson A

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 9 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Design and Analysis of Experiments
Wilson A

Graduate Students and New Evaluators
Wilson B

Quantitative Methods: Theory and Design
Marriott Balcony B

Research on Evaluation
Marriott Balcony A

Join a TIG and Get the Most of Your AEA Membership!

AEA members are allowed to join up to five of the 56 Topical Interest Groups. Joining a TIG is easy and can be managed here. Simply log in and join the TIGs that best suit your interests. To join a TIG, click 'Join' next to the TIG name. Your request will be queued for approval to ensure you have not exceeded your limit of five. You will be notified when your request is approved.

To remove yourself from a TIG, click 'Member' next to the TIG name below, and then click the 'Leave Community' button on the following page.

Not a member? Join today to gain access to your fellow evaluation colleagues.

Lastly, should you ever have questions regarding TIGs, we’re here to help! Don’t hesitate to contact Zachary Grays, Natalie DeHart, or Milos Popovic at AEA Headquarters at info@eval.org for guidance around TIGs.