Topical Interest Groups Business Meetings
Each Topical Interest Group will hold a Business Meeting at Evaluation 2018. All attendees are welcome to join these meetings and learn more about the year-long initiatives of each TIG. These meeting 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.
In addition to their business meeting, you can network with even more TIG members and leaders during the TIG Reception. TIGS will be grouped by category and host informal conversations where you can learn more about volunteering with AEA and TIG participation. TIG Reception Groupings for Evaluation 2018 can be found here.
The 59 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.
Join a TIG and Get the Most of Your AEA Membership!
AEA members are allowed to join up to five of the 59 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 email@example.com for guidance around TIGs.