Each Topical Interest Group (TIG) will hold a virtual Business Meeting at Eval21 Reimagined! All attendees are welcome to join these meetings and learn more about the year-long initiatives of each TIG.
These meetings offer an informal opportunity to meet and network with TIG members and partake in top-of-mind discussions. TIG Business Meetings are an excellent community and discovery experience for AEA members, new and seasoned. Check back for the schedule for TIG Business Meetings. Registration is required for most TIG Facilitated Business Meetings and for all AEA Facilitated Business Meetings.
The 60 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 AEA member benefit 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 of interest.
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 gain 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.
Join a TIG and Get the Most of Your AEA Membership!
AEA members are allowed to join any of the 60 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 a TIG" in the menu and make your selections. You will be notified when your request is approved.
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 or Damon King at AEA Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance around TIGs.