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EVALUATION 2012 EXHIBITOR AND SPONSOR INFORMATION

The American Evaluation Association welcomes exhibitors and sponsors to Evaluation 2012. Exhibitors and sponsors provide a vital service in helping conference attendees learn about evaluation-related products and services. In return, Evaluation 2012 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 2012 in now CLOSED!
We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis!

Exhibiting at Evaluation 2012 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.

Please note, all registered exhibitors making sales, MUST be registered to collect the Minnesota general sales tax and any applicable local taxes before the event begins. Please visit our 2012 Exhibitor Guide which will give you detailed information, including registering for a Minnesota Tax ID number and other valuable tips that will help you to prepare to Exhibit at this year's conference.

Once you have reviewed the Evaluation 2012 Exhibiting Prospectus, questions about exhibiting, sponsorship, or advertising should be addressed to AEA's exhibits coordinator, Heidi Nye, at heidi@eval.org or 1-508-748-3326. We look forward to working with you to make Evaluation 2012 a success!

Table of Fees for Evaluation 2012 - details may be found in the exhibitor prospectus

Item Description Cost
Basic Exhibitor Package One 2.5' x 6' table, web listing, advertising discount
staffed tables
$500
Add-on tables One 2.5' x 6' additional table
added to a basic package
$250
University Table One 2.5' x 6' table, web listing, advertising discount
unstaffed tables , no selling allowed
$100
Sponsorship Event financial support, donating goods, services
includes basic exhibitor package
$2,500- $20,000
Advertising Quarter to full page advertisement in conference program black and white only $270 - $800

You will be in good company! Exhibitors at Evaluation 2011 included:


RAFFLE! Once again this year, AEA is holding its exhibitor raffle program in order for our vendors to promote their products and/or services. Participating vendors have been flagged below next to their profile with the word "RAFFLE" and a brief description of the item. Please stop by their exhibit table and enter to win! Drawings will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2012 by 12pm (cst) and the winners will be notified directly by the vendor. Good Luck!


Evaluation 2012 Confirmed Exhibitors 

Alliance for Justice: Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 100 organizations committed to creating an equitable, just, and free society.  It is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy, providing training and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process.  Our Advocacy Capacity Tool: for organizational assessment and Resources for Evaluating Community Organizing help groups assess their work.  AFJ also works to ensure that the federal judiciary adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans.  For more information visit http://www.bolderadvocacy.org.

Apperson Inc: Apperson creates smart, friendly and affordable data capture solutions to drive informed decision making in government, corporate and education organizations. Apperson’s full range of products and custom services leverage extensive capabilities to meet varied assessment, survey and other information collection needs. Flexible offerings include OMR and image scanners, reporting software, standard and custom form printing, and storage, fulfillment and distribution services. Apperson is also known for dependable DataLink test scanners, answer sheets and software, compatible answer sheets backed by the AccuScan guarantee. More than 40,000 of its data-enabled scanners are in use globally, and over 150 million answer sheets and forms are produced annually. Founded in 1955, Apperson is based in Cerritos, California and Seattle, Washington, with offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York and North Carolina. http://www.appersoninc.com

Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation: The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation (CJPE) promotes the theory and practice of program evaluation by publishing leading research on evaluation. A bi-lingual (French and English) journal released three times a year by the Canadian Evaluation Society (ISSN 0834-1516), CJPE content features articles, research and practice notes, and book reviews highlighting all aspects of the theory and practice of evaluation. CJPE welcomes papers sharing ideas on evaluation methodology, standards, implementation, reporting and use of studies, audit or meta-evaluation of evaluation, and practical examples applying evaluation methodologies/procedures within the context of either one particular study or group of studies. http://www.cjpe.ca/.

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 M.A., Ph.D., and distance certificate programs in evaluation that stress rigorous training and a high level of competence.  CGU also hosts workshops onsite and online for professionals.  In addition, CGU houses research institutes that offer evaluation services for public and private clientele, utilizing world-renowned faculty and an extensive network of evaluation alumni. Learn more at http://www.cgu.edu/sbos.

Concept Systems: Concept Systems Incorporated celebrates its twentieth year of innovative service to researchers, academia and government, with the launch of CS Global Max©. Released in Summer 2012, CSG Max© is the completely Web-based concept mapping software, converting all CS functions to the Web for seamless data and analysis, and adding features throughout. Online analysis supporting multiple map scenarios, multiple language input, and enhanced reports are a few expanded functions. CSI combines consulting, group facilitation, expertise in evaluation and NFP management, and proprietary tools to yield useful results when an organization needs to plan, implement and evaluate. CSI is a preferred evaluation provider for research and government agencies. See us at http://www.conceptsystems.com
RAFFLE:
CS Global MAX© project licenses ($1600 value non-profit rate)

Grant Professionals Association: Grant Professionals Association (GPA), a nonprofit membership association, builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good by practicing the highest ethical and professional standards. With 2,000 current members and 42 Chapters, GPA is THE place for grant issues. We provide professional development by way of an Annual Conference and Webinars, professional certification (GPC), Journal and e-Newsletter, local Chapters, member benefits, GPA Communities for networking and more! Stop by the GPA booth and register to win a FREE annual membership to GPA (value $189) and receive a $25 off discount on membership. http://grantprofessionals.org

Gravic, Inc-Remark Products Group: SPONSOR Gravic, Inc-Remark Products Group provides 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 multi-function printer (MFP). 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 paper & web data. Easily generate analysis reports with Remark Quick Stats, a built-in analysis component. Or, export data to 35+ different formats (SPSS, Excel, ASCII, etc.). Download a free demo at: http://www.gravic.com/remark.

Guilford Publications: At Guilford Publications we know that it can be a challenge to keep up with new developments in evaluation or to utilize a new method. Come see our latest books that support the development of your students' (or your own) evaluations and research careers: Program Evaluation Theory and Practice, Mertens and Wilson; The Research Journey, Rallis and Rossman; When to Use What Research Design, Vogt, Gardner, and Haeffele; Statistics Translated, Terrell; and the Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling, Hoyle.  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, environment, and infrastructure; health, social programs, and consumer/financial; and public safety and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program lifecycle, 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 4,500 employees serve these clients from more than 50 offices worldwide. ICF's website is http://www.icfi.com.

Innovation Network Inc: Innovation Network is a nonprofit evaluation consulting, training, and research organization. We work with nonprofits and funders to build their evaluation knowledge and skills. All of our services—consulting, advisory services, training, technical assistance, research, and free online tools and resources—aim to help organizations use evaluation to improve their work. Since our founding in 1992, we have worked with hundreds of organizations in person. Our Point K Learning Center is used by over 23,000 people worldwide. We are developing expertise focus areas in evaluating advocacy efforts, health initiatives, environmental programs, and programs for at-risk populations. Learn more at http://www.innonet.org.

International Program for Development Evaluation Training: The International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) is an executive training program that aims to provide development managers and practitioners with the generic tools required to evaluate development policies, programs, and projects at the global, regional, national and local levels. An intensive and unique training initiative of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank Group and Carleton University, the program features a two-week Core Course, followed by two weeks of  25 in-depth workshops, taught by an international and renowned faculty. Held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada each summer, and now entering its 13th year, the program is highly responsive to the changing international environment and addresses the requirements of new development policies and delivery mechanisms that favour local ownership, increased national accountability, and partnership. Workshop offerings enable participants to tailor the program to meet their personal learning needs. Visit http://www.ipdet.org for more information.

Jossey Bass, A Imprint of Wiley: Jossey-Bass/Wiley is a leading publisher for students and professionals in research methods and evaluation, Quantitative and Statistical Research methods: From Hypothesis to Results (Martin and Bridgrom), Qualitative Research: An Introduction to Methods and Designs (Lapan , Quartaroli, and Riemer), and Purposeful Program Theory: Effective Use of  Theories of Change and Logic Models (Rogers and Funnell). Wiley/Jossey-Bass also publishes the quarterly report series New Directions for Evaluation in partnership with the AEA. http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/

Lyceum Books Inc: Lyceum Books, a Chicago-based independent publisher, produces innovative books and journals that have earned us a reputation of excellence in social work education. Our books and journal articles are attuned to the realities of current social work issues and policy and are carefully selected for their ability to tie theory with practice, their exploration of human behavior, the significance of the practice interventions they discuss, the diversity of people and communities represented, and the links they establish between practice, ethics, research, and policy. Visit our website for instructor’s materials including lecture notes, test bank questions, paper topics, and more. http://www.lyceumbooks.com
RAFFLE: 3 copies of - Toward Evidence-Based Practice: Variations on a Theme by Joel Fischer ($75 value)

Mathematica Policy Research: Mathematica provides a full range of research and data collection services, including program evaluation and policy research, survey design and data collection, research methods and standards, and program management/data system support. Its clients include federal and state governments, foundations, and private-sector and international organizations. http://www.mathematica-mpr.com

Montclair State University, Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS): The Center for Research and Evaluation on Education and Human Services (CREEHS) at Montclair State University conducts state-of-the-art evaluation and applied research to enhance program planning and outcomes in education, health, and human services; provides high quality evaluation training and education; and advances evaluation science by bridging the expertise of researchers and practitioners. The Center applies cutting-edge evaluation theory and methodology in providing services in the following areas:  program planning, implementation evaluation, outcome evaluation, systems evaluation, instrument design, and data collection and analysis. For more information, please visit http://cehs.montclair.edu/academic/creehs

Mosaic Network Inc: Mosaic Network, Inc. is an international research, evaluation, technical assistance, and data and reporting systems provider with more than 12 years of experience with complex multi-site human service and education initiatives. Our research and evaluation services support the full program life cycle; from needs assessment to systems change. Our cutting-edge, large-scale data and reporting solutions help all stakeholders track results, monitor contract compliance, assess resource allocation, and perform complex cross-agency outcome evaluations. Thousands of programs at the national, state, and local levels improve their impact by integrating our services into their long-term vision and their everyday activities.
http://www.mosaic-network.com

New Connections, OMG Center for Collaborative Learning: SPONSOR ONLY (no exhibit table) New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) with technical assistance and direction provided by OMG Center for Collaborative Learning in Philadelphia, PA. We seek scholars from historically underrepresented communities actively engaged in research and evaluation. This includes: Junior Investigators (completed doctorate within the last ten years) or Midcareer Consultants (10-15 years research and evaluation experience). We are committed to empowering these researchers with the critical skills, mentoring, and opportunities necessary to impact change. New Connections is not just a grant opportunity, it is a lifelong network for diverse scholars.  http:/www.rwjf-newconnections.org  

NORC at the University of Chicago: NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with offices on the University of Chicago's campus, Bethesda, Atlanta, Boston, and San Francisco. NORC supports a nationwide field staff as well as international research operations. With clients throughout the world, NORC collaborates with government agencies, foundations, educational institutions and nonprofit organizations to provide data and analysis that support informed decision making in key areas including health, education, economics, crime, justice, energy, security, and the environment. NORC’s decades of leadership in data collection, analysis, and dissemination provide the foundation for effective solutions to society’s most urgent challenges.http://www.norc.org

Provalis Research: Provalis Research is the world's leading developer of text analysis software with ground-breaking qualitative and quantitative analysis programs, such as QDA Miner, an innovative mixed-models qualitative data analysis software; WordStat, a powerful add-on module for computer assisted content analysis and text mining ; and Simstat, an easy yet powerful statistical software. The most distinctive feature of these tools is their interoperability, allowing researchers to seamlessly move back and forth between quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Visit our website http://www.provalisresearch.com

SAGE Publications: SPONSOR  SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped educate a global community spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. Visit us at http://www.sagepub.com.

QSR International: From policy development and healthcare reform to education program design, evaluation often involves analyzing qualitative data in material such as documents, video, audio, photos, online surveys, web pages, social media or spread sheets. NVivo is qualitative data analysis software that helps you easily organize your material so you have more time for analysis, report writing and presenting robust findings and informed recommendations. Over 500,000 researchers, social scientists, academics, students, healthcare professionals and evaluators in 150 countries around the world, use NVivo in their work. Visit http://www.qsrinternational.com to learn more and download a free trial.
RAFFLE: NVivo 10 Software ($670 value)

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

Success Measures at NeighborWorks America: Success Measures® is a specialized outcome evaluation resource for the community development field. A social enterprise based at NeighborWorks® America, Success Measures offers an integrated set of evaluation, research, advisory and technology services for community-based organizations, intermediaries and funders. The Success Measures Data System (SMDS) is the online software suite that includes a growing, well-vetted set of over 300 data collection instruments that include surveys, interview and focus group guides, observational protocols/checklists and related analysis tools. Success Measures’ participatory approach engages stakeholders in the evaluation process and equips them with the tools to document outcomes, measure impact and inform change. http://www.successmeasures.org

The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University: The Evaluation Center at Western Michigan University 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 PhD 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/evalphd.

University of Wisconsin-Stout: The University of Wisconsin-Stout online Graduate Certificate in Evaluation Studies is designed for working professionals. This new and affordable 4-course, 12-credit hour certificate can be obtained completely online in about a year. To provide flexibility and rapid feedback, instruction is “chunked” into 45 small competency-based units, each of which can be completed in about 5 hours. After completing coursework, students conduct an evaluation for their organizations during a supervised practicum. For more information, visit us online at http://www.uwstout.edu/programs/pdc/es.cfmOffered through the Department of Psychology, the certificate also counts for 12 hours of credit towards our Master's of Science in Applied Psychology for students who wish to continue their education. More information on our Master's degree can be found at http://www.uwstout.edu/programs/msap.

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, formative, and impact evaluation of programs and services at various stages of development. See our website at http://www.westat.com

WestEd: 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 rigorous, high-quality research, WestEd contributes to practitioners' and policymakers' understanding of what works in education and human development. Our research takes many forms, including policy studies, evaluations of local and national initiatives, and “gold standard” research using randomized controlled trials. WestEd products range from books, newsletters, and research briefs to websites, videos, DVDs, CDs, and online tools and reports.  http://www.wested.org


Evaluation 2012 Confirmed University Exhibitors