AEA Conference Services

There are a number of services available at Evaluation 2004. Click on any item below for details.

Registration and Check-in

The registration area is located on the lobby floor of the Atlanta Hilton, to the right of the main hotel registration desk. The registration area is where you should check in to get your conference materials and name badge at the start of the conference - and where you should check back if you have questions at any time. The registration desk is open for all attendees at the following times:

  • Monday, November 1:   8:00 am to 9:30 am*

  • Tuesday, November 2:   8:00 am to 9:30 am**

  • Tuesday, November 2:   4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • Wednesday, November 3:   7:00 am to 6:30 pm

  • Thursday, November 4:   7:30 am to 5:30 pm

  • Friday, November 5:   7:30 am to 5:30 pm

  • Saturday, November 6:   7:30 am to 5:00 pm

  • Sunday, November 7:   8:30 am to 12:00 pm

  *The early Monday registration hours are only for registrants in workshops 1-7.

**The early Tuesday registration hours are only for registrations in workshops 8-14.

Career Center (see also Recruitment Fair)

Find a position, consultant, or employee through the Evaluation 2004 Career Center.  At the Center, you can review resumes, bios, job announcements, and requests for proposals. Career Center services are offered at no charge to conference attendees. The Career Center is located on the lobby floor of the Hilton, just to the right of the Evaluation 2004 Registration area.

The Career Center includes listings of resume and job/internship openings and a space for review of these documents. Career Center volunteers will help you to arrange interviews at the conference and share your materials with potential employers or employees. This year, there will also be a Recruitment Fair. At any time before Saturday, you can sign up to participate in informational interviews with recruiters who will be available from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 6.


To participate as an employer or job seeker, we encourage you to sign-up, in advance. By signing up in advance, your materials will be available when the Career Center opens on Wednesday, November 3, at 7:00 am. If you prefer, you may sign-up on-site at the conference, by bringing four copies of your resume, position description, or Request For Proposal (RFP), to the Career Center during its hours of operation.

Employers and those offering internships:

1. Go to and complete the requested information.

2. E-mail your job announcement in MS Word format, to by Monday, October 25th. (Only the FIRST FOUR PAGES of each position description can go into the on-site bank)


1.    1. Go to and complete the requested information.

2.    E-mail a resume in MS Word format, to by Monday, October 25th. (Only the FIRST FOUR PAGES of your resume can go into the on-site bank). 

The job bank is open:

  • Wednesday, November 3:         7:00 am to 6:30 pm

  • Thursday, November 4:             7:30 am to 5:30 pm

  • Friday, November 5:                 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

  • Saturday, November 6:             7:30 am to 1:00 pm

Recruitment Fair (see also Career Center)

As part of the AEA Career Center services, we are hosting a Recruitment Fair in Salon A at the Hilton on Saturday, November 6, from 9 am to 1pm. 

For recruiters/representatives: If your organization has a need for evaluation professionals on your staff, or has internships available that are appropriate to evaluation students, we would like to invite you to participate in the Recruitment Fair. The recruitment fair will offer an opportunity for your organization's staff to let evaluation professionals know about your organization, share current opportunities with job seekers, meet current job seekers face to face, and conduct informal interviews with potential candidates. Recruiters will be provided with a table space at no cost, on which they may display job announcements and organization information. Names of organizations participating in the Recruitment Fair will be posted in the Job Bank throughout the week, and sign up sheets for informational interviews will be available during the entire conference. In addition, recruitment staff who are not attending the conference will be admitted to the Job Bank on Saturday at no cost. If you would like to participate or have questions about participation, please e-mail Stephen Axelrad at by Monday, October 18th  The AEA Career Center is historically well attended, with hundreds of participants each year, representing a wide range of evaluation skills and expertise.  We hope you will take advantage of this exciting (and FREE) opportunity to recruit candidates and share information about your organization!

For job/internship seekers: If you are seeking to participate in the Recruitment Fair, check in at the Career Center at your earliest convenience during the conference. There you will find sign up lists for face-to-face informational interviews to take place on Saturday, November 6. Sign up for interviews as soon as possible as spaces are limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you bring a copy of your resume to each informational interview.

Computing at Evaluation 2004

There is no computer room on the conference floor for Evaluation 2004. Computers are available in Kinkos in the hotel lobby and the Hilton offers internet access in its sleeping rooms.