2014 EERS Conference
Please join the Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) at the 37th Annual Conference at the Seaview Resort and Spa in Absecon, New Jersey. This year’s conference theme is Managing the Tension between Rigor and Resources.
Session Proposals - Proposal Deadline Extended, Submit Now!
We welcome your proposals for individual presentations, skill building sessions, panels, or student sessions related to the conference theme, using the online submission system. The deadline for proposals has been extended to December 20, 2013. Questions regarding submission of proposals can be directed to the EERS Program Committee Co-Chairs:
The 2014 conference will feature a distinguished group of keynote and plenary speakers, and pre-conference workshops.
- Gary T. Henry (Keynote Speaker) - Patricia and Rodes Hart Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Education in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organization, Peabody College at Vanderbilt University
- Demetra Nightingale - Chief Evaluation Officer at the U.S. Department of Labor, and Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute
- Beverly Parsons - Executive Director of InSites in Colorado and American Evaluation Association President-Elect
The Eleanor Chelimsky Forum
Now in its 2nd year, we are proud to feature this annual event that examines the juxtaposition of evaluation theory and practice, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Forum’s Plenary Presentation will be delivered by Debra Rog, Vice President of the Rockville Institute and Associate Director at Westat, followed by an open dialogue with conference participants.
- Cognitive Interviewing provided by Stephanie Willson PhD, Survey Methodologist at the National Center for Health Statistics, Center for Disease Control.
Presenting Data Effectively: Practical Methods for Improving Evaluation Communication provided by Stephanie Evergreen PhD, Evergreen Data.