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.

TIG Receptions 

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

TIG Reception Group 1
Location: meeting in CC Ballroom Level Foyer

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 1 from 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

  • ARTS, CULTURE, AND MUSEUMS | CC – 25A
  • COLLABORATIVE, PARTICIPATORY & EMPOWERMENT EVALUATION | CC – 21
  • COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY | CC – 22
  • DATA VISUALIZATION AND REPORTING | CC – 26C
  • DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE | CC – 25B
  • DISASTER & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT EVALUATION POPULATIONS | CC – 13
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM EVALUATION | CC – 23
  • GOVERNMENT EVALUATION | CC – 14
  • INTERNAL EVALUATION | CC – 25C
  • MILITARY AND VETERANS EVALUATIONS | CC – 19
  • ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING & EVALUATION CAPACITY BUILDING | CC – 26A
  • RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION | CC – 24
  • SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS | CC – 20
  • YOUTH FOCUSED EVALUATION | CC – 26B

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 1 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

  • ADVOCACY AND POLICY CHANGE | CC – 26C
  • CRIME AND JUSTICE | CC – 25C
  • EVALUATION POLICY | CC – 26B
  • EXTENSION EDUCATION EVALUATION | CC – 26B
  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION EVALUATION AND RESEARCH | CC – 25A
  • TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH EVALUATION | CC – 25A

TIG Reception Group 2
Location: meeting in CC Exhibit Level Foyer 18–24

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 1 from 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH | CC – 15
  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT | CC – 16
  • GRADUATE EDUCATION DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP | CC – 12
  • HEALTH EVALUATION | CC – 11
  • HUMAN SERVICES EVALUATION | CC – 10
  • INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN EVALUATION | CC – 9
  • INTERNATIONAL AND CROSS CULTURAL EVALUATION | CC – 7
  • LESBIAN, GAY BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER ISSUES | CC – 6
  • PROGRAM THEORY AND THEORY-DRIVEN EVALUATION | CC – 5
  • RESEARCH ON EVALUATION | CC – 4
  • THEORIES OF EVALUATION |CC – 3

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 1 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

  • BUSINESS, LEADERSHIP, AND PERFORMANCE | CC – 24
  • EVALUATION MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS | CC – 23
  • EVALUATION MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS | CC – 23
  • FEMINIST ISSUES IN EVALUATION | CC – 22
  • GRADUATE STUDENTS AND NEW EVALUATORS | CC – 21
  • INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO EVALUATION | CC – 20
  • MIXED METHODS EVALUATION | CC – 19
  • NONPROFIT AND FOUNDATIONS | CC – 13
  • SOCIAL IMPACT MEASUREMENT | CC – 14
  • SYSTEMS IN EVALUATION | CC – 15
  • USE AND INFLUENCE OF EVALUATION | CC – 16

TIG Reception Group
Location: 3 meeting in CC Exhibit Level Foyer 10–15

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 1 from 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

  • ASSESSMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION | CC – 1
  • COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAMS | H – Center Street Meeting Room D
  • DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS | H – Center Street Meeting Room C
  • INDEPENDENT CONSULTING | H – Center Street Meeting Room B
  • PREK-12 EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION | H – Center Street Meeting Room A
  • QUALITATIVE METHODS | H – Hope Ballroom A
  • QUANTITATIVE METHODS: THEORY AND DESIGN | H – Hope Ballroom B
  • STEM EDUCATION AND TRAINING | H – Hope Ballroom C
  • TEACHING OF EVALUATION | H – Hope Ballroom D 

Business Meeting taking place on Thursday, November 1 from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

  • CLUSTER, MULTI-SITE AND MULTI-LEVEL EVALUATION | CC – 12
  • COSTS, EFFECTIVENESS BENEFITS, AND ECONOMICS | CC – 11
  • DISABILITIES AND UNDERREPRESENTED | CC – 10
  • DISTANCE EDUCATION & OTHER EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES | CC – 9
  • LATINX RESPONSIVE EVALUATION DISCOURSE | CC – 7
  • MULTIETHNIC ISSUES IN EVALUATION | CC – 6
  • NEEDS ASSESSMENT | CC – 5
  • PROGRAM DESIGN | CC – 4
  • SOCIAL WORK | C – 3

About TIGs

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 info@eval.org for guidance around TIGs.