By: American Evaluation Association
Event Date: 10/27/20
Event Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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The American Evaluation Association (AEA) is beyond excited to bring you a brand-new virtual experience, featuring high-quality education, virtual networking, time to meet online with forward-thinking evaluation professionals, and the Virtual Connection Center where you can connect with publishers and organizations. This year’s theme is How Can You Shine Your Light? Take a look at what you can expect at Eval20 Reimagined on October 27 – 30, 2020.
The virtual experience will feature about 120 sessions over the course of four days, to be accessed from the comfort of your home or office. While the number of sessions is reduced from the annual in-person conference, you will have access to the virtual session recordings for three months following Eval20 Reimagined, allowing you to learn from all of the Conference’s knowledgeable speakers. During Eval20 Reimagined, you won’t have to choose one session over the other, making for a robust educational experience.
Types of Sessions
You can expect:
- Three Plenary presentations curated by AEA President Aimee White
- A lively musical intro
- 10 Presidential Strand sessions focused on this year’s conference theme
- A mix of pre-recorded and live sessions
- Small virtual workshops to take place after the Virtual Experience
- Virtual Connection Center
Through AEA’s virtual platform, you will be able to “enter” virtual exhibit booths to meet with publishers, universities, service providers, and organizations that serve the field of evaluation. Through the platform, meet with exhibitors to have conversations, request information about their offerings, schedule a one-on-one meeting, or exchange information to discuss their work at a later point. The Eval20 Reimagined platform will be available to access in mid-October.
The Virtual Experience platform allows you to ask questions, begin discussions, and connect with fellow attendees throughout the entire event. Each session will include a chat box to allow for easy engagement with the session topic. In addition, the Virtual Connection Center will be continuously open to connect with organizations, publishers, and companies working to advance evaluation practice.
The best way to connect with your peers is by updating your profile! You can upload a photo of yourself and add information about your company, location, interests, skills, and more. Your profile information allows you to find other attendees with similar interests. Add your contact information to your profile to build life-long connections.
The price for this conference is broken up by membership, student status, and early and standard registration deadlines. The early registration deadline is Friday, October 9, 2020. The standard registration deadline is Friday, January 10, 2021. Here is the breakdown of prices:
- Early registration: $300
- Standard registration: $350
- Early registration: $450
- Standard registration: $500
- Early and standard registration: $150
For more information on pricing, visit the Conference website.
For more information on the programming and schedule, visit this section of their website.