2024 Conference Theme

AEA looks forward to Evaluation 2024, taking place October 21-26, 2024 in Portland, OR.

Conference proposals are now closed.

If you need an invitation letter, fill out this form.

The lack of engagement of new and emerging perspectives in the evaluation field threatens diversity, sustainability, and the evolution of evaluation. At Evaluation 2024, we want to uplift these voices and encourage evaluators at all stages in their careers to bring forth new ideas, practices, and creative approaches to evaluation.

The future is now. The next generation of evaluators are here, and their perspectives are vital to our success.

Evaluation 2024 will bring together new evaluators and established professionals to collaborate and create a stronger future together. Based in peer-to-peer learning, Evaluation 2024 will focus on mentoring those new to our field and elevating fresh perspectives throughout our community. Together we will foster an inclusive environment where all voices are valued. Working hand in hand, evaluators of all backgrounds and experiences will have a voice in shaping our future.

Keep these questions in mind when submitting your proposal: 

How do you involve different perspectives in your work? Are you uplifting the voices of today’s youth, the historically underrepresented, the typically unheard? Are you empowering them to make decisions, and be involved and active participants in your work? Are you providing growth and leadership opportunities?

  • Share experience mentoring new evaluators. 
  • Share lessons learned from the new generation of evaluators.  
  • Share how the inclusion of young evaluators has impacted an evaluation focused on young stakeholders.
  • Share how you are prioritizing diverse perspectives in your work.

​We look forward to hearing more at Evaluation 2024.