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 Business Meeting Schedule

Thursday, November 9
5:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Advocacy and Policy Change

Arts, Culture, and Audiences

Assessment in Higher Education

Behavioral Health

Business, Leadership & Performance

Cluster, Multi-Site and Multi-Level Evaluation

Collaborative, Participatory & Empowerment

College Access Programs

Community Development

Community Psychology

Crime & Justice

Design and Analysis of Experiments

Disaster & Emergency Management Evaluation

Environmental Program Evaluation

Evaluation Managers and Supervisors

Feminist Issues in Evaluation

Government Evaluation

Graduate Students and New Evaluators

Health Evaluation

Human Services Evaluation

Independent Consulting

Internal Evaluation

International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation

       Latinx Responsive Evaluation              Discourse

Military and Veteran Evaluation

Needs Assessment

Non-Profits and Foundations Evaluation

Organizational Learning and Evaluation Capacity Building (OL-ECB)

Program Design

Program Theory and Theory Driven

Qualitative Methods

Social Network Analysis

Teaching of Evaluation

Theories of Evaluation

Translational Research Evaluation

Youth Focused Evaluation

Thursday, November 9
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Costs, Effectiveness, Benefits & Economics

Data Visualization and Reporting

Democracy & Governance

Disabilities and under Represented Populations

Extension Education Evaluation

Indigenous Peoples in Evaluation

Integrating Technology into Evaluation

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues

Mixed Methods

Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation

Prek-12 Educational Evaluation

Quantitative Methods: Theory and Design

Research on Evaluation

Research, Technology, and Development

Social Impact Measurement

Social Work

STEM Education and Training

Systems in Evaluation

Friday, November 10
7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. 

Distance Ed and Other Educational Tech

Evaluation Policy

Use and Influence of Evaluation

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 for guidance around TIGs.