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The American Evaluation Association welcomes exhibitors and sponsors to Evaluation 2010. Exhibitors and sponsors provide a vital service in helping conference attendees learn about evaluation-related products and services. In return, Evaluation 2010 will offer a unique opportunity to share your products or services with over 2500 evaluators from the United States and around the world.

                                 Exhibit space for Evaluation 2010 is SOLD-OUT.

Exhibiting at Evaluation 2010 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.

Exhibitors at Evaluation 2010 are responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable national, state, and city laws. It is the sole responsibility of the exhibitor to make sure ALL required forms are filled out, submitted and processed in time for the event. For more information, please visit our "2010 Exhibitor Guide" for links to the State website.

Once you have reviewed the Evaluation 2010 Exhibiting Prospectus, questions about exhibiting, sponsorship, or advertising should be addressed to AEA's exhibits coordinator, Heidi Nye, at heidi@eval.org or 1-888-232-2275. We look forward to working with you to make Evaluation 2010 a success!

Table of Fees for Evaluation 2010 - details may be found in the exhibitor prospectus

Item Description Cost
Basic Exhibitor Package One 2.5' x 6' Table, Web Listing
Advertising discount
Add-on tables 2.5' x 6' tables added to a basic package
Price per each Table
University Table One Table, Web Listing, Advertising discount for Universities
Unstaffed tables with NO selling allowed
Sponsorship Event, program, other sponsorship
Includes basic exhibitor package
Advertising Eighth to full page advertisement
Black and white, in conference program
$180 -

You will be in good company! Exhibitors at Evaluation 2009 included:

Evaluation 2010 Confirmed Exhibitors 

Academic Management Systems: CoursEval™, Academic Management Systems web-based software, allows institutional users to evaluate courses and faculty online, typically replacing the paper process. Our software provides a means to create, deploy, and analyze results over time and across courses, departments and schools. CoursEval™ can also be used to conduct formative mid-course evaluations  or to create evaluations for clinical evaluations for block schedule courses. CoursEval™ will also support self-assessment activities and has a new feature that allows faculty to 'reflect' on their results as part of the reporting process. Please visit our website at http://www.academicmanagement.com or call 716-867-8434.

Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions: Created in 2010 as part of a newly aligned research and innovation system in the province of Alberta, Canada building on its 30-year history as Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. Mandate is to support health research and innovation in key areas to improve the health and socioeconomic wellbeing of Albertans. One of its programs, the Alberta Research Ethics Community Consensus Initiative (ARECCI), has successfully pioneered tools, methodologies, and networks in the area of ethics in applied projects (evaluation).The ARECCI project ethics courses and online decision guides will be featured at this conference. See http://www.ahfmr.ab.ca/arecci.

Annie E Casey Foundation: SPONSOR Annie E Casey Foundation is a private charitable organization dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. It was established in 1948 by Jim Casey, one of the founders of UPS, and his siblings, who named the Foundation in honor of their mother.  The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human-service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.  For more information, please see http://www.aecf.org/ and also our KnowledgeCenter  http://www.aecf.org/KnowledgeCenter.aspx and KIDS COUNT Data Center http://datacenter.kidscount.org/ Sponsoring but does will not have an exhibit table.

Battelle: As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management, National Security, Energy Technology, and Health and Life Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $5.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 20,400 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including seven national laboratories which Battelle manages or co-manages for the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Battelle is also one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science and math education. http://www.battelle.org.

Claremont Graduate University: Located in Southern California, Claremont University 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 evaluation concentrations at the MA and PhD level. We also offer distance-based Certificate Programs that stress rigorous training and a high level of competence and an array of online and on-site workshops. CGU’s research institutes 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.

Compass Evaluation and Research: Compass Evaluation and Research is an evaluation and research consulting company dedicated to working jointly with clients to meet the challenges of developing and sustaining successful programs. Compass provides strategic planning, logic modeling, evaluation planning and design, complete implementation of evaluation activities, research support, and guidance in utilizing evaluation findings. Compass also provides technical assistance and training in all aspects of strategic planning, logic modeling, and evaluation activities. Compass grounds all of its work in a collaborative approach, which engages key program stakeholders throughout the evaluative process and promotes expanding the evaluation expertise of program staff. We balance our collaborative approach with independence and thoughtful adherence with accepted professional standards. Our commitment to our clients is to add value beyond expectations. Please contact us at http://www.compasseval.com.

CUSO-VSO: CUSO-VSO is an international development organization that works through volunteers. As the North American member of the VSO Federation, we work in over 40 countries and seven focus areas, including: Education, HIV and AIDS, Disability, Health and Social Well-being, Secure Livelihoods, Participation and Governance and Environment and Natural Resource Management. CUSO-VSO recruits skilled professionals from a variety of professional backgrounds to work in partnership with local or national organizations around the world. Volunteers are matched to placements that meet the direct requests of our overseas partners. They work to share skills and experiences with local colleagues, so their impact continues long after they return home. http://www.cuso-vso.org.

DecisionEd Group: DecisionEd helps school administrators measure the performance of their district.  Specializing in K12 data warehouse solutions, our solution provides authorized staff with a web-based environment to view data from all sources of the district, including assessment, finance, graduation trends, HR, discipline, program costs, IEP, etc., and cross analyze this data to make more informed decisions. This solution is designed as a turnkey, ready-to-go solution containing 245 pre-built reports and dashboards. For more information, visit http://www.DecisionEd.com.

Empirical Education Inc: Empirical Education helps educators make cost effective decisions about instructional and professional development programs. Our research services assist districts, developers, and publishers in determining the effectiveness of programs, products, or services—before or after they are in place. Our commitment is to provide rigorous, independent, and objective evidence while remaining sensitive to the unique context of the local research site. We advocate for using evidence in policy decisions, and we provide information and recommendations to trade organizations, policy institutes, foundations, and government entities that make or influence policy and practice in education. http://www.empiricaleducation.com.

The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University: The Evaluation Center has over 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. See http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/. The 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. See http://www.wmich.edu/evalctr/idpe/. 

Gravic Inc: SPONSOR Gravic makes software for assisting researchers and evaluators to 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: At Guilford Publications, we know that it can be a challenge to keep up with all the new developments in evaluation or to utilize a technique that you’ve read about but haven’t used. We’re here to help. Come see our latest books, including those by AEA members: Developmental Evaluation by Michael Quinn Patton; Evaluation Essentials: From A to Z by Marv Alkin; Qualitative Research: Studying How Things Work by Bob Stake; Evaluation in the Face of Uncertainty by Jonathan Morell; Oral History for the Qualitative Researcher by Valerie Janesick; and, Hot off the Press—Robert Yin’s Qualitative Research from Start to Finish. http://www.guilford.com.  

ICF International: ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is http://www.icfi.com.

Information Age Publishing: Information Age Publishing was founded in 1999 by George F. Johnson, IAP is a social science publisher of academic and scholarly book series and journals. IAP's goal is to develop a comprehensive list of book series, monographs and journals that break down and define specific niches that lack high-level research material in the fields of Education and Management. Our products will be offered in both print and electronic formats where possible. We at IAP sincerely hope to have you become a part of a new era in publishing as we grow. Visit us at http://www.infoagepub.com.

Innovation Network Inc: The Innovation Network is a nonprofit evaluation, research, and consulting firm. We provide knowledge and expertise to help nonprofits and funders learn from their work to improve their results. Our AEA booth each year gives visitors the chance to talk with staff and learn about our services. We also offer materials featuring our most recent evaluation consulting projects and research results. For 2010 we will be spotlighting results from a “State of Evaluation” survey of the U.S. nonprofit sector. Visit us at http://www.innonet.org.

The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET): The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is an executive training program that aims to provide managers and practitioners the generic tools required to evaluate development policies, programs, and projects at the local, national, regional, and global levels. The program features a two-week Core Course, followed by two weeks of more than 25 in-depth workshops, all taught by a dynamic group of leading-edge international faculty drawn from Southern and Northern organizations. An intensive and unique training initiative of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank and Carleton University, it is best known for its flagship training program offered each summer in Ottawa, Canada. Visit http://www.ipdet.org for more information. 

Jossey Bass, An Imprint of Wiley: Jossey Bass is a leading publisher for students and professionals in research methods and evaluation, including Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications by (Stufflebeam and Shinkfield), Methods in Educational Research: From Theory to Practice, 2nd Edition (Lodico, Spaulding and Voegtle) and the forthcoming Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of Theories of Change and Logic Models (Funnell and Rogers). Wiley/Jossey-Bass also publishes the quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation in partnership with the American Evaluation Association. http://www.josseybass.com; http://www.wiley.com.

LYCEUM Books: Since its founding in 1988, LYCEUM Books has earned a reputation for excellence 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.

Mathematica Policy Research: Mathematica Policy Research provides a range of research and evaluation services, including program evaluation, policy research, survey design and data collection, research methods and standards, and program management/data system support. Our program evaluations utilize impact and process analyses, quantitative and qualitative data collection, and administrative or other secondary data, depending on the needs of our clients. We have offices in Princeton, NJ; Ann Arbor, MI; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; and Washington, DC and a staff of over 700. Our clients include federal and state governments, foundations, private-sector, nonprofit, and international organizations. Visit us at http://www.mathematica-mpr.com.

Mosaic Network Inc: Mosaic Network provides data solutions and evaluation services to multi-site, multi-year human service initiatives. Our vision is to seamlessly integrate our expertise in the areas of research, evaluation, training, and information technology to promote the development of effective social services, with an aim to create healthier and stronger communities. To that end, we collaborate with funders, evaluators and researchers to translate their visions into effective data driven implementations, where results and the process of ascertaining results caters to the unique needs and perspectives of project stakeholders. For more information, please visit http://www.mosaic-network.com or call (805) 692-0992. 

National Science Foundation: SPONSOR The National Science Foundation is an independent United States federal agency, supports science and engineering (S&E) research, education and evaluation through an annual budget of about 6.9 billion. NSF funds grants and contracts to individuals, academic institutions, and for-profit and non-profit entities selected from over 42,000 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 800-281-8749), or you can subscribe to the National Science Foundation Update at http://service.govdelivery.com/service/multi_subscribe.html?code=USNSF&custom_id=823.

Provalis Research: Provalis Research is the world's leading developer of mixed methods research software with ground-breaking qualitative and quantitative analysis programs, such as QDA Miner, an innovative mixed-models qualitative data analysis software; Simstat, an easy yet powerful statistical software; and WordStat, a powerful add-on module for computer assisted content analysis and text mining. One of the most distinctive features of these tools is their interoperability, allowing researchers to integrate numerical and textual data into a single project file and to seamlessly move back and forth between quantitative and qualitative data analysis, as well as to easily explore relationships between numerical and textual data. http://www.provalisresearch.com.

QSR International: Evaluation programs are often multifaceted. You might be collecting and analyzing data from Word documents, PDFs and audio recordings, through to videos, digital photos and even database tables. QSR International’s NVivo software helps users make sense of this material quickly and easily. Over 400,000 users in 150 countries use NVivo. From program to personnel evaluation, it removes many of the manual tasks associated with analysis, like classifying and sorting information, so there’s more time to explore trends and arrive at answers to questions. Be amongst the first to see our new NVivo 9 software at Evaluation 2010. http://www.qsrinternational.com.

Sage Publications: SPONSOR Sage Publications is 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 45 years. Please stop by our booth or visit us at http://www.sagepub.com.

Stanford University Press: Stanford University Press is committed to educating and assisting today’s evaluators and tomorrow’s leaders in the field. SUP publishes books that stand at the intersection of scholarship and practice. Our books not only introduce readers to today’s methodological toolkit, but also help them to put evaluation in context—by seeing their practice through the lens of organizational studies, education, and public policy. Please stop by our booth or visit us at http://www.sup.org.

SurveyGizmo: SurveyGizmo is a software as a service (SaaS) company that provides software to create online surveys, quizzes, polls, and evaluations. SurveyGizmo is the only company in the market to serve the entire spectrum of survey users; sophisticated enough for advanced market research users while being accessible enough for corporations or small businesses. SurveyGizmo offers the most affordable solution in the industry for the level of sophistication, integration, flexibility, and high level of customer service provided. Contact SurveyGizmo at Sales@sgizmo.com or visit the website at http://www.surveygizmo.com.

The Viewpoint Organization: TVO specializes in the provision of ACASI (audio computer assisted self interviewing) online and offline software, developed specifically to engage children and young people, and also data analysis and reporting tools. TVO works with organizations to evaluate specific outcomes either through the use of established Viewpoint instruments or through the development and validation of bespoke questionnaires. Reporting formats are constructed to meet organizational requirements, for example to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions with individuals, or to report aggregate data for operational and strategic planning. Visit the website http://www.vptorg.org.

Westat: SPONSOR 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: WestEd is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency, works with education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. Evaluation professionals at WestEd perform dozens of analyses each year, including evaluation studies, program design and policy formation, and professional development and training. These evaluations lead to better understanding of whether a program is effective, whether a policy is having the desired impact, whether a chosen approach is the most cost-effective way of accomplishing agreed-upon goals, and how an effort can be improved. To learn more, visit http://www.wested.org

Evaluation 2010 Confirmed University Exhibitors

Carleton University, School of Public Policy & Administration: Carleton’s Diploma in Public Policy and Program Evaluation prepares students for roles as evaluators and managers of evaluation in government, non-profit organizations and business. You will learn not only the methodologies of evaluation but how to manage the evaluation process. You will better understand where evaluation fits in the broader contexts of public policy, strategic management and accountability and appreciate how to make more effective use of evaluation. SPPA’s  faculty have outstanding research reputations in Canada and around the world. They collaborate with academics, practitioners, and governments around the world and they will connect you to big ideas and real practice. http://www2.carleton.ca/sppa/