Receptions and Luncheons

First Time Attendee Rapid-Fire Orientation

Wednesday, October 26 | 7:10 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a quick orientation on how to make the most of your Evaluation 2016 experience. AEA staff will be present to answer any of your questions about the conference or the association. We will then proceed together to the evening’s reception.

Poster Exhibit & Meet the Authors Reception

Wednesday, October 26 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join us for AEA's Poster Exhibition and Reception on Wednesday evening. You will find more than 200 posters on display and ready for judging. The top posters will win free tickets to Friday's Awards Luncheon! You will also have an opportunity to meet and greet with some of the top evaluation authors in the field while enjoying cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. 

Awards Luncheon

Friday, October 28 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ticket Required

Join us for the presentation of this year's AEA Awards on Friday afternoon. This forum provides a relaxing venue in which to socialize, network, and hear from the best of the best in our field. 

You can purchase tickets ($45) online through registration. Contact for more information.

Silent Auction to Benefit Traveling Presenters

Friday, October 28 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

One of the highlights of Evaluation 2016 is Friday night's Silent Auction. Coordinated by AEA's International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation Topical Interest Group, 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