Receptions and Luncheons

First Time Attendee Rapid-Fire Orientation

Join us for this quick session for everything you need to know about Evaluation 2018! AEA staff will be present to assist with the mobile app, explain the education format of the conference, and answer any questions regarding AEA membership.  Following the orientation, we will head to the evening’s reception together.

Poster Exhibit & Meet the Authors Reception

Don’t be spooked at the Poster Exhibit & Meet the Authors Reception. Join us for a Halloween celebration and explore more than 200 posters on display and ready for judging, network with top authors, and meet with exhibitors from across the country. Costumes are welcome!

Awards Luncheon

Ticket Required

Socialize, network, and hear from the best of the best in the evaluation field at the presentation of this year’s AEA Awards. You can purchase tickets online through registration. For more information, contact

Silent Auction to Benefit Traveling Presenters

One of the highlights of Evaluation 2018 is the Silent Auction, coordinated by AEA’s International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation Topical Interest Group.  The auction features a variety of items ranging from books, to clothing, to evaluation courses. The proceeds benefit AEA’s International Travel Awards and are used to offset travel expenses for presenters who reside in developing countries or countries in transition, and to encourage their participation internationally.

If you would like to donate something to be bid on at the Silent Auction, please feel free to bring it along and drop it at the AEA conference registration desk. If you have any queries, please email