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AEA's Annual Conference brings together evaluators from around the country and around the world for professional sharing. Each year, the presiding AEA President, or - in the case of cosponsored conferences, a program team - identifies a theme for the conference plenaries and highlight strand woven throughout the event.

Future Conferences: Conference locations are selected by the AEA Board of Directors.

  • Evaluation 2013, October 14-19, Washington, DC
    2013 President:
    Jody Fitzpatrick
    Headquarters: Washington Hilton
    Website: TBA

Conference History: AEA has held its annual conference in geographically dispersed locations in the US and with our partners at the Canadian Evaluation Society.

  • Evaluation 2012, October 22-27, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    2012 President:
    Rodney Hopson
    Presidential Theme:
    Evaluation in Complex Ecologies
    Website: Program Full Site

  • Evaluation 2011, October 31-November 5, Anaheim, California
    2011 President:
    Jennifer Greene
    Presidential Theme:
    Values and Valuing
    Website: Program Full Site

  • Evaluation 2010, November 8-13, San Antonio, Texas
    2010 President: Leslie Cooksy
    Presidential Theme: Evaluation Quality
    Website: Program Full Site

  • Evaluation 2009, November 9-14, Orlando, Florida
    2009 President: Debra Rog
    Presidential Theme: Context and Evaluation
    Program  Full Site

  • Evaluation 2008, November 5-8, Denver, Colorado
    2008 President: William Trochim
    Presidential Theme: Evaluation Policy and Evaluation Practice
    Links: Program  Full Site

  • Evaluation 2007,  November 7-10, Baltimore, Maryland
    2007 President:
    Hallie Preskill

    Presidential Theme: Evaluation and Learning
    Links: Program   Full Site

  • Evaluation 2006, November 1-4, Portland, Oregon
    2006 President:
    Melvin Mark
    Presidential Theme:
    The Consequences of Evaluation
    Links: Program   Full site

  • Evaluation 2005, October 26-29, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Co-sponsored with the Canadian Evaluation Society
    2005 President: Sharon Rallis, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    Conference Theme:
    Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries
    Links: Program   Full site

  • Evaluation 2004, November 3-6, Atlanta, Georgia
    2004 President:
    Nick Smith, Syracuse University
    Presidential Theme:
    Fundamental Issues
    Links: Program  Full site  Conference Evaluation

  • Evaluation 2003, November 5-8, Reno, Nevada
    2003 President:
    Richard Krueger, University of Minnesota
    Presidential Theme:
    Links: Program  Full site  Conference Evaluation PDF

  • Evaluation 2002, November 6-9, Arlington, Virginia
    2002 President:
    Molly Engle, Oregon State University
    Presidential Theme:
    Evaluation - A Systematic Process That Reforms Systems
    Links: Program  Conference Evaluation PDF

  • Evaluation 2001, November 7-10, St Louis, Missouri
    2001 President:
    James Sanders, Westrn Michigan University
    Presidential Theme: Mainstreaming Evaluation
    Links: Program PDF  Conference Evaluation PDF

  • Evaluation 2000, November 1-4, Honolulu, Hawaii
    2000 President:
    Laura Leviton, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    Presidential Theme: Evaluation Capacity Building
    Links: Program

  • Evaluation '99, November 3-6, Orlando, Florida
    1999 President: Michael Scriven, Claremont Graduate University
    Presidential Theme: The Territory Ahead
    Links: Program PDF

  • Evaluation '98, November 4-7, Chicago, Illinois
    1998 President: Donna Mertens, Gallaudet University
    Presidential Theme: Transforming Society Through Evaluation
    Links: Program

  • Evaluation '97, November 5-8, San Diego, California
    1997 President: William Shadish, University of Memphis
    Presidential Theme: Theory and Practice: Partners in Evaluation

  • Evaluation '96, November 6-9, Atlanta, Georgia
    1996 President: Leonard Bickman, Vanderbilt University
    Presidential Theme:
    AEA: A Decade of Progress, Looking Back and Looking Forward

  • Evaluation '95: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Co-sponsored with the Canadian Evaluation Society
    1995 President: Eleanor Chelimsky, Independent Consultant
    Conference Theme: Evaluation for a New Century: A Global Perspective

  • Evaluation '94: Boston, Massachusetts
    1994 President: Karen Kirkhart, Syracuse University
    Conference Theme: Evaluation and Social Justice

  • Evaluation '93: Dallas, Texas
    1993 President: David Fetterman, Stanford University
    Conference Theme: Empowerment Evaluation

  • Evaluation '92: Seattle, Washington
    1992 President:
    David Cordray
    Conference Theme:
    Synthesizing Evaluation:  Perspectives, Practices, and Evidence

  • Evaluation '91: Chicago, Illinois
    1991 President:
    Lee Sechrest
    Conference Theme: New Evaluation Horizons

  • Evaluation '90: Washington, District of Columbia
    1990 President:
    Yvonna Lincoln
    Conference Theme: Evaluation and the Formulation of Public Policy

  • Evaluation '89: San Francisco, California
    1989 President:
    Ross F Conner
    Conference Theme: New Perspectives from International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation

  • Evaluation '88: New Orleans, Louisiana
    1988 President:
    Michael Patton
    Conference Theme: Evaluation and Politics

  • Evaluation '87: Boston, Massachusetts
    1987 President: Robert Covert
    Conference Theme: Utilization of Evaluation

  • Evaluation '86: Kansas City, Missouri
    1986 President: Richard Light
    Conference Theme: What Have We Learned


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