EVALUATION 2007 EXHIBITOR AND SPONSOR INFORMATION

 

The American Evaluation Association welcomes exhibitors and sponsors to Evaluation 2007. Exhibitors and sponsors provide a vital service in helping conference attendees learn about evaluation-related products and services. In return, Evaluation 2007 offers a unique opportunity to share your products or services with over 2500 evaluators from the United States and around the world.

 

Exhibit space at Evaluation 2007 is very limited and will sell out (we have slightly LESS available than in 2006 and we sold out last year).  Exhibit space is SOLD OUT!
 

 

Exhibiting at Evaluation 2007 is an affordable way to connect with conference attendees active in the field of evaluation. Our exhibiting packages start at just $500. Sponsorship increases your commitment and your name recognition among evaluation colleagues. Advertising in our heavily used hardcopy conference program ensures that attendees will see your promotion long after the event has ended.

 

Table of Fees for Evaluation 2007 - details may be found in the exhibitor prospectus

 

Item Description Cost
Basic Exhibitor Package One Table, Web Listing
Including Advertising discount
$500
Add-on tables 2.5' x 6' tables added to a basic package
Price per each Table
$250
University Table One Table, Web Listing, Advertising discount for Universities
Unstaffed tables with no selling allowed
$100
Sponsorship Event, program, tote, career center sponsorship
Includes basic exhibitor package
$2,500-
$10,000
Advertising Eighth to full page advertisement
Black and white, in conference program
$180 -
$800

You will be in good company! Exhibitors at Evaluation 2006 included:

  • Abundantia Consulting

  • Alliance for Justice

  • Cayen Systems

  • Claremont Graduate University

  • The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University

  • Florida State University, College of Education

  • Gravic Inc - Remark Products Group

  • Guiford Publications

  • Innovations Network Inc (InnoNet)

  • Jossey-Bass, an Imprint of Wiley

  • Luther Consulting LLC

  • Lyceum Books Inc

  • National Science Foundation

  • Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL)

  • ORC Macro

  • Oregon State University, College of Education

  • Provalis Research

  • ResearchTalk Inc

  • SAGE Publications

  • Snap Survey Software

  • University of California, Santa Barbara

  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

  • Washington State University

  • WestEd

Once you have reviewed the Evaluation 2007 Exhibiting Prospectus, questions about exhibiting, sponsorship, or advertising should be addressed to AEA's exhibits coordinator, Heidi Nye, at heidi@eval.org or 888-232-2275. We look forward to working with you to make Evaluation 2007 a success!

 

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EVALUATION 2007 CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS

 

Alliance for Justice - will demonstrate the new electronic version of its groundbreaking advocacy evaluation and capacity assessment tools.  Drop by to view them and possibly win a free set!  The participatory tools are designed for funders or evaluators to use with nonprofit grantees. Alliance for Justice helps foundations and grantees to strengthen their support for and engagement in advocacy work -- including nonpartisan voter/candidate education, lobbying, ballot measure work, etc. -- as well as to pragmatically assess nonprofits’ advocacy capacity and evaluate their advocacy work.  We provide in-person and online training, easy to use legal guides, and free technical assistance http://www.afj.org/

Center for Research and Evaluation on Abstinence Education - established to improve the quality of abstinence education (AE) evaluation by building capacity to conduct scientifically-sound evaluations in the field. Funded in 2006 by the US Department of Health and Human Services and operated by The Lewin Group, the Center will achieve this mission by fostering relationships between AE evaluators and practitioners; developing a cadre of AE evaluators, and strengthening the connections between research and AE practice through developing and disseminating evaluation guides; hosting webinars; and presenting at professional conferences

Claremont Graduate University - Claremont Graduate University in Southern California is one of the leading providers of education and training in Evaluation and Applied Research Methods. CGU offers one of the largest graduate programs in evaluation, with concentrations at both the MA and PhD level.  We offer a distance-based Certificate Program that stresses rigorous training and a high level of competence, and a popular summer workshop series for professional development that is open to the public. CGU’s research institutes also perform evaluations for private and public clientele, utilizing world-renowned faculty and an extensive network of evaluation alumni. http://www.cgu.edu/pages/665.asp

 

Gravic Inc - Remark Products Group - Software for assisting researchers and evaluators collect and analyze data from paper and web forms (surveys, evaluations, assessments). Use any word processor to create and print your own plain-paper evaluations and then scan them with Remark Office OMR using an image scanner. Or, create, host and administer online surveys using Remark Web Survey. Host your own online forms; there are no form or respondent limitations. Use both products to combine data from paper and web evaluations. Easily generate analysis reports and graphs with Remark Quick Stats, a built-in analysis component. Or, export data to 35+ different formats (SPSS, Excel, ASCII, etc.). For more information visit our website http://www.gravic.com/remark


Guilford Publications -
is one of the premiere independent publishers in psychology and education, has expanded into the fields of research methods (both quantitative & qualitative) and evaluation led by long-time AEA attendee and member, C. Deborah Laughton. Come see our “hot off the press” books by AEA members, Michael Morris’ Evaluation Ethics for Best Practice and Patrick and Katherine McKnight, Souraya Sidani’s and Aurelio Figueredo’s Missing Data. Be the first to see Holstein and Gubrium’s just published Handbook of Constructionist Research as well as Bickel’s Multilevel Analysis for Applied Research.  Guilford is an AEA partner and offers special discounts to members!  http://www.guilford.com/

 

Independent Data Collection Center (IDCC) - The Independent Data Collection Center (IDCC) is an unaffiliated, nationwide nonprofit data collection-only research organization providing scientific, high quality, reliable and valid data collection (including bi-lingual).  This includes CATI Telephone Surveys (questionnaire formatting, sample design/development, programming, interviewer training, telephone data collection, editing, cleaning, coding and tabulation); Focus Groups (set-up, recruited and conducted anywhere, In-Depths (30-60 minute one-on-one interviews), and Field Interviews (intercepts, entrance-exit interviews, on-site observations/evaluations, mystery shops, demographics, ethnography and mapping) for evaluators, principal investigators, statisticians, analysts, moderators, agency administrators, project directors, and research consultants.  Instant response to requests for quotes on our website at http://www.independentdata.org/
 

Jossey-Bass, an Imprint of Wiley - For over two hundred years, John Wiley & Sons has published relevant and lively books, periodicals, and training materials to help support professionals in their work to affect change in the communities they serve. In addition to a growing list of book resources in evaluation and research methods, they are also the publisher of New Directions for Evaluation, an official publication of the American Evaluation Society. http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/

 

KnowledgeAdvisors Inc - is a Human Capital Analytics firm, providing measurement systems and solutions primarily for Human Capital and Learning and Development organizations to help them align processes with organizational objectives. Leading organizations work with us to measure, communicate and improve the impact of their people. Our world-class analytics technology, Metrics that Matter®, generates evaluations, tests, assessments and surveys. Metrics that Matter integrates with LMS and ERP systems to provide very robust reporting across an enterprise. For more, please go to http://www.knowledgeadvisors.com/

 

Learning Point Associates - is a nonprofit educational organization. The Afterschool Group at Learning Point Associates provides evaluation, research, and professional services for out-of-school time programs. Evaluation work includes collecting and analyzing national data from the 21st Century Community Learning Centers program. The evaluation team helps states develop statewide evaluation systems that focus on process and content attributes as well as outcome measures. LPA staff conduct local evaluations of out-of-school time programs and have been involved in research-based projects such as the South Carolina Extended Learning Initiative. http://www.learningpt.org/page.php?pageID=5

Luther Consulting -
provides comprehensive evaluation support services for researchers and evaluators.  These services include online surveys, digital scanning, web-based data collection and reporting applications, as well as other traditional evaluation services.  Our web-based database application, EvaluationWeb, allows multi-site users and administrators to collect and report on almost any type of data.  This user-friendly system allows for photo upload, document upload, online customized reports, ad hoc reports, and geographical report mapping.  Overall, our unique experience with both evaluation and technology allows you to receive the technology you need, from a company that understands research and evaluation. http://www.lutherconsulting.com/

 

Lyceum Books Inc - since its founding in 1988, has earned a reputation for excellent in the field of social service education. We are an independent publishing house with the editorial freedom to select books for the quality of their ideas, research, writing, and their usefulness to students and practitioners. http://www.lyceumbooks.com/

 

Macro International SPONSOR - has 40 years’ experience in virtually all areas of public policy and social and health concerns.  Our evaluation and performance measurement projects help ensure that policies and programs achieve their goals and make good use of resources. Macro’s diverse pool of researchers is ready to tackle tough questions regarding everything from the need for an initiative to its operational details and specific effects. We specialize in health-related surveys, program and policy evaluation, program development, public education and more.   We help governments and businesses increase their impact on the world—enhancing performance and improving lives. http://www.orcmacro.com/

 

Mosaic Network Inc - is an evaluation solutions company. We provide evaluation software and consulting to help you evaluate community services and their impacts. Mosaic’s flagship product GEMS (Grant Evaluation and Management Solution) empowers both the funding and the funded agencies alike in answering questions like "Is this working?" and "What should we change?". Our findings and tools show you where the resources are being spent, track results of all funded programs, and perform large multi project cross agency evaluation. For more information, please call (805) 692-0992 or visit http://www.mosaic-network.com/
 

National Science Foundation (NSF) SPONSOR - is an independent United States federal agency, supports science and engineering (S&E) research, education and evaluation through an annual budget of over $5.9 billion. NSF funds grants and contracts to individuals, academic institutions, and for-profit and non-profit entities selected from over 40,000 proposals received annually. About 50,000 S&E experts volunteer to serve as NSF reviewers each year as part of the grant merit review process that selects promising proposals. Discover more about NSF online at http://www.nsf.gov/ , or by phone at 703-292-5111 ( TDD 703-292-5090 or 800-281-8749), or create a free subscription to MyNSF at http://www.nsf.gov/mynsf

 

Platform Research and Technology Policy Evaluation - The mission of the Platform Research & Technology Policy Evaluation is to encourage more, better and more transparent evaluations for an optimal strategic planning of RTD-policy in Austria and to develop a culture of evaluation together with relevant decision-makers. We exchange ideas with international experts and try to learn from them within the scope of our platform events and Newsletters in order to arouse growing interest among Austrian clients of evaluations and evaluators. http://www.fteval.at/home.php?lang=en

 

Primescape Solution Inc - headquartered in Arlington, VA, is an award-winning provider of performance-based solutions to the federal government since 1998. Our core competencies include Performance Measurement, System and Software Engineering; and Intelligent Business Solutions. Our web-based, full life cycle performance evaluation/intelligent survey tools capture and report on organizational performance metrics. Our database-driven tools maintain a library of questions for future use and allow data analysis across surveys down to
the question level.
  http://www.primescape.net/

 

Provalis Research - Provalis Research is the leading expert in software development for mixed methods research. Our product line includes QDA Miner, a mixed-model qualitative data analysis software, WordStat, a powerful quantitative content analysis and text mining module and Simstat, an easy yet powerful statistical software. A distinctive feature of these tools is their interoperability, allowing researchers to integrate numerical, textual and graphical data into a single project, seamlessly move back and forth between quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and explore relationships between numerical, textual and graphical data. Provalis Research's tools are thus well-suited for mixed methods, qualitative, as well as quantitative evaluations. For more information, visit http://www.provalisresearch.com.

 

QUERI Inc - developed one of the tutorial data sets that accompanies NVivo 7 software (produced by QSR International), and provides training one-on-one, in large or small groups, or through distance-learning (via telephone or internet).  QUERI also offers four Social Justice Scholarships each year to individuals conducting social or restorative justice research.  The scholarship includes a one-year license for the NVivo 7 software, a training fee waiver, and a small stipend.  See the QUERI web site for additional information.

 http://queri.org/

 

SAGE Publications SPONSOR  - SAGE Publications-an independent international publisher in the social sciences, technology and medicine-provides journals, books, and electronic media of the highest caliber. Researchers, students, and professionals have relied on our innovative resources for over 40 years. Please stop by our booth or visit us at http://www.sagepub.com/.

Snap Surveys -
Snap Survey Software: is a powerful, intuitive Windows-based program for questionnaire design, publishing, data collection and analysis. Snap supports all survey modes (Web, E-mail, Paper, Kiosk, Phone, PDA, Scanning, Tablet PC). Snap has robust analysis capability (Tables, Charts, Reports, Descriptive & Multivariate Statistics) and is very extensible - MS Access or SQL database connectivity and seamless integration with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and SPSS. For more information, visit our website at: http://www.snapsurveys.com

 

Social & Scientific Systems Inc (SSS) - has supported public and private sector public health programs and research initiatives since 1978. SSS improves public health worldwide through program evaluation, survey research, epidemiology studies, and international public health program management. Whether we are evaluating a multifaceted health communication program directed at preventing and controlling chronic disease in the United States or providing monitoring and evaluation services in Africa in support of HIV/AIDS programs, SSS consistently provides the highest quality research services available. To learn more, please visit our Web site at http://www.s-3.com/

 

Success Measures at NeighborWorks America - an innovative participatory outcome evaluation approach that engages community stakeholders in the evaluation process and gives them tools to document outcomes, measure impact and inform change. Designed by more than 300 community development practitioners, residents, and researchers, the methodology and web-based data system strengthen programs and help translate results into follow-up action. Choose from a list of more than 44 indicators and 100 data collection tools, available in Spanish and English, specific to measuring the success of housing, economic development, and community building programs. Now offering a Consultant Certification program. http://www.successmeasures.org/

The Evaluation Center-Western Michigan University -
The center has a 40-year history of providing national and international leadership for advancing the theory, practice, and utilization of evaluation. Unlike most evaluation units in academic settings, the Center is not affiliated with a single academic department or college. This reflects the transdisciplinary nature of evaluation and enables Center personnel to work effectively in an array of subject areas. The Evaluation Center houses WMU's Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation, which features practice-linked learning; more than 30 faculty members from 13 academic departments and The Evaluation Center; and a fully tailored, challenging curriculum. Please visit our web site for more information. http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/

 

Westat - is an employee-owned research corporation serving Federal, state, local, and international government agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and foundations. In addition to our capabilities as a leading survey research and data collection and analysis organization, Westat has extensive skill and experience in evaluation, strategic planning, performance measurement, and quantitative/qualitative research methods across a broad range of subject areas. Westat offers a full-range of evaluation services to meet our clients’ needs, including evaluation planning and design, implementation, data analysis, and reporting for process, implementation, and impact evaluation of programs and services at various stages of development. See our website at http://www.westat.com

 

WestEd - is a nonprofit research, development, and service agency that works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

Through resources, services, programs, and projects, our more than 450 staff members address many issues in human development, from birth to senior care, and in education, from pre-service into the world of work. In addition, WestEd focuses on disseminating relevant, research-based knowledge targeted to the needs of key audiences.  Find out more information at http://www.wested.org

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EVALUATION 2007 CONFIRMED UNIVERSITY EXHIBITORS

Florida State University - offers doctoral and masters degree programs in Educational Policy and Evaluation. Our program prepares individuals for academic and policy-related careers that involve designing, developing, implementing, analyzing and evaluating federal, state and local educational policies. Students take a core set of policy and evaluation courses along with additional courses in the social sciences, humanities, and in advanced research methods. The department continues to build upon long-standing traditions of innovative research, well-known faculty and nationally recognized programs to provide students with some of the best resources available. More information about our programs can be found at http://www.fsu.edu/

University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign - Students who study evaluation at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign will pursue coursework and applied field experiences in evaluation theory, evaluation practice, and multiple traditions of research methods.  A distinctive character of our evaluation program is its emphasis multiple, diverse methods, including coursework and fieldwork in mixed methods evaluation.  Moreover, the curriculum also features particular attention to the socio-political character of the contexts in which evaluation is conducted, notably the public policies and programmatic innovations involved. Our evaluation graduates are well prepared for jobs in universities, research organizations, or public or private evaluation offices.  http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/edpsy/divisions/queries/

University of North Carolina/
Evaluation, Assessment and Policy Connections (EvAP) - Specializes in training evaluators and conducting program evaluations. In all of our work, we are committed to sharing evaluation expertise, instruments, and processes while serving as an evaluation training center for our students and the broader education and service communities. Together, EvAP’s team of 12 evaluators and support staff delivers technically sound strategies that are innovative and reflective of the client’s evaluation goals and objectives. http://www.unc.edu/depts/ed/evap/index.html

 

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