The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) is the oldest professional society for program evaluators in the United States. Founded in 1978, EERS remains a vibrant contributor to program evaluation practice and theory. Read More »
The 40th Anniversary EERS Annual Conference will be convened April 2-4, 2017
The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) is pleased to announce that the organization's 40th Annual Conference will be returning to its historical home at the Seaview Resort and Spa in Absecon, New Jersey on April 2-4, 2017. Visit this site regularly for updated information about the conference and how evaluation professionals can be involved in this anniversary event. Consistent with this milestone in EERS history, the theme of this year's gathering is Evaluation Looking Forward: Transitioning from Past to Future.
Conference registration is now open. Register online by March 2nd to get early bird discount.
Conference Presentation Proposals
Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals for individual sessions, panels, and ignites, and particularly to students who proposed to present at the EERS conference. Proposals are currently in review. Notices will be sent to proposers the second week of February.
EERS Conference Sponsors
The EERS annual conference has in past years enjoyed gracious financial support from sponsors related to the evluation industry. If you are interested in getting involved in that capacity, please email Tom Archibald (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Support EERS Conference Student Participation
EERS takes pride in encouraging the next generation of evaluators by supporting students whose presentation proposals are accepted with stipends, and free or subsidized meal and conference registration fees exceeding $4000 annually. You can make tax-deductable donations securely through PayPal or with a credit card, with all proceeds going to support costs for student participants. Click the button below to make a one-time $10 donation and thank you for supporting our students!
EERS has a long history of providing popular evaluation practitioner workshops immediately prior to the formal opening of the annual conference. The 2017 pre-conference trainings are listed at the bottom of this page, with links to additional information about sessions and presenters.
Technology and Social Media for the EERS Conference
This year's EERS conference will be tweeted at #EERS17
Conference materials, including session presentations, will be uploaded and available below. Some presentation materials may have to be omitted due to restrictions imposed by funders or the need to protect evaluation participants' confidentiality.
Trainings at this Conference
|A World of Possibilities: Exploring the Uses of GIS in Evaluation||Michael Giangrande|
|Text Analysis: Beyond the Word Cloud||Tony Fujs|