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Deadline PASSED: Midnight in the Eastern US Time Zone, Friday, March 18, 2011

The American Evaluation Association welcomes proposals focusing on any aspect of evaluation for its conference to be held Wednesday, November 2, through Saturday, November 5, 2011, in Anaheim, California, USA. 

Please note that all proposals must be submitted via the Internet using AEA's online forms. Please read through the entire submission process, and review and print out the submission forms for reference, well in advance of the submission deadline.

Incomplete proposals will be returned to the proposer and will not be sent on for peer-review.

Step 1. Choose your session format: Read through the available session formats and identify the one best suited to sharing your work.

Step 2. Review the submission form: Read through and print out for your reference the online proposal submission form for your chosen type of session. Click on the appropriate session format below to go to its submission form.

Note: If you are not familiar with the roles and responsibility of the different parties listed on the submission forms (chair, presenter, etc.), you may wish to refer to our presenter guidelines.

3. Review the proposal submission Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page: Read through the proposal submission FAQ. Here you will find definitions, guidelines, and examples for major components on the submission form. In particular, please review the guidelines for the two-plus-two presentations per person limit.

4. Develop abstracts/descriptions: Write your abstract(s) and descriptions in a word processor, checking carefully for spelling and grammar errors, and word counts (see word count limits on each submission form).

Special note for panel submissions: Panel submissions should include a unique description for each presenter - as well as the overall abstract. Individual presenter information may either be a traditional abstract or a description of what that person contributes to the panel in terms of knowledge and expertise.

5. Complete the submission form: Click on the appropriate session type below to go to its online submission form. Fill out each required item and cut-and-paste your abstracts/descriptions from your word processor into the appropriate boxes. Review your submission and click the SUBMIT button.

Once you have submitted your form, you will immediately receive a confirmation page with all of the information that you submitted. Please save the confirmation page for your records. Within three working days you will receive a second confirmation via email noting that your submission has been received at the AEA office.

It is your responsibility to follow-up if you do not receive either the confirmation page or the confirmation email.

Questions: We are here to answer your questions! Contact Heidi or Susan in the AEA office via email at or via phone at (888) 232-2275 or (508) 748-3326 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Eastern time Monday through Friday.