Topical Interest Groups Business Meetings

Each Topical Interest Group will hold a Business Meeting at Evaluation 2019. 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.

TIG Receptions 

In addition to their business meetings, you can network with even more TIG members and leaders during the TIG Receptions. TIGs will be grouped by category and will host informal conversations where you can learn more about volunteering with AEA and participating in a TIG.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM 

TIG Reception Group 1 meeting in CC Auditorium Main Foyer

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT | CC – 101 B6
  • EXTENSION EDUCATION EVALUATION | CC – 101 G
  • HEALTH EVALUATION | CC – 101 J
  • INTERNAL EVALUATION | CC – 200 C
  • LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE | CC – 200 F
  • MILITARY AND VETERANS | CC – 200 G
  • PREK-12 EDUCATIONAL EVALUATION | CC – 200 J
  • RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY & DEVELOPMENT EVALUATION | CC – M100 E
  • TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH EVALUATION | CC – M100 J
  • YOUTH FOCUSED EVALUATION | CC – L100 F

TIG Reception Group 2 meeting in CC Auditorium Main Foyer

  • ARTS, CULTURE, AND MUSEUMS | CC – 101 A6
  • CRIME AND JUSTICE | CC – 101 C
  • PROGRAM DESIGN | CC – M100 A
  • PROGRAM THEORY AND THEORY-DRIVEN EVALUATION | CC – M100 B
  • SOCIAL WORK | CC – M100 F

TIG Reception Group 3 meeting in CC Auditorium Main Foyer

  • DATA VISUALIZATION AND REPORTING | CC – 101 D
  • FEMINIST ISSUES IN EVALUATION | CC – 101 H
  • GRADUATE STUDENTS AND NEW EVALUATORS | CC – 101 I
  • INDEPENDENT CONSULTING | CC – 200 B
  • MIXED METHODS EVALUATION | CC – 200 H
  • MULTIETHNIC ISSUES IN EVALUATION | CC – 200 I
  • QUALITATIVE METHODS | CC – M100 C
  • TEACHING OF EVALUATION | CC – M100 H
  • THEORIES OF EVALUATION | CC – M100 I

TIG Reception Group 4 meeting in CC Auditorium Main Foyer

  • DISASTER & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT EVALUATION | CC – 101 E
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM EVALUATION | CC – 101 F
  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION EVALUATION AND RESEARCH | CC – 200 A
  • INTERNATIONAL AND CROSS CULTURAL EVALUATION | CC – 200 DE
  • QUANTITATIVE METHODS: THEORY AND DESIGN | CC – M100 D
  • STEM EDUCATION AND TRAINING | CC – M100 G
  • UNIVERSITY-BASED CENTERS | CC – L100 E

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

TIG Reception Group 1 meeting in CC Auditorium Main Foyer

  • CLUSTER, MULTI-SITE AND MULTI-LEVEL EVALUATION | CC – 101 D
  • COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY | CC – 101 G
  • GOVERNMENT EVALUATION | CC – 200 F
  • NEEDS ASSESSMENT | CC – M100 C
  • USE AND INFLUENCE OF EVALUATION |CC – M100 J

TIG Reception Group 2 meeting in CC Auditorium Main Foyer

  • ADVOCACY AND POLICY CHANGE | CC – 101 A
  • BEHAVIORAL HEALTH | CC – 101 C
  • COLLABORATIVE, PARTICIPATORY & EMPOWERMENT EVALUATION | CC – 101 E
  • DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE | CC – 101 I
  • DISTANCE EDUCATION & OTHER EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGIES | CC – 200 B
  • EVALUATION MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS | CC – 200 C
  • EVALUATION POLICY | CC – 200 DE
  • HUMAN SERVICES EVALUATION | CC – 200 H
  • INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY INTO EVALUATION | CC – 200 J
  • ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING & EVALUATION CAPACITY BUILDING | CC – M100 E

TIG Reception Group 3 meeting in CC Auditorium Main Foyer

  • DISABILITIES AND UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS | CC – 200 A
  • GRADUATE EDUCATION DIVERSITY INTERNSHIP | CC – 200 G
  • LATINX RESPONSIVE EVALUATION DISCOURSE | CC – M100 A
  • LESBIAN, GAY BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER ISSUES | CC – M100 B
  • RESEARCH ON EVALUATION | CC – M100 F
  • SYSTEMS IN EVALUATION | CC – M100 I
  • ASSESSMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION | CC – 101 B
  • COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAMS | CC – 101 F
  • COSTS, EFFECTIVENESS BENEFITS, AND ECONOMICS | CC – 101 H
  • DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF EXPERIMENTS | CC – 101 J
  • INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN EVALUATION | CC – 200 I
  • NONPROFIT AND FOUNDATIONS | CC – M100 D
  • SOCIAL IMPACT MEASUREMENT | CC – M100 G
  • SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS | CC – M100 H

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 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!

LEARN HOW >

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 Damon King at AEA Headquarters at info@eval.org for guidance around TIGs.