Social Events 

First Time Attendee Rapid-Fire Orientation


Wednesday, November 13 | 6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Join us for this quick session for everything you need to know about Evaluation 2019! AEA staff will be present to assist with the mobile app, explain the education format of the conference, and answer any questions regarding AEA membership. Following the orientation, we will head to the evening’s reception together.

Poster Exhibit & Meet the Authors Reception
Sponsored by SAGE Publishing

Wednesday, November 13 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Join us at the Poster Exhibit & Meet the Authors Reception to explore more than 200 posters that are on display and ready for judging, network with top authors, and meet with exhibitors from across the country. 

Topical Interest Group Reception

Thursday, November 14 | 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Meet AEA’s Topical Interest Group (TIG) members at the Topical Interest Group Reception! Each of our 59 TIGs will be participating in the TIG Receptions, giving you an opportunity to learn more about their year-long initiatives and how to get involved. Learn more about TIGs.  

Awards Luncheon

Friday, November 15 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Ticket will be required.

Socialize, network, and hear from the best of the best in the evaluation field at the presentation of this year’s AEA Awards. You can purchase tickets online through registration. For more information, contact

Silent Auction to Benefit Traveling Presenters

Friday, November 15 | 6:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

One of the highlights of our annual conference is the Silent Auction, coordinated by AEA’s International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation Topical Interest Group. The auction features a variety of items ranging from books, to clothing, to evaluation courses.

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