Welcome to the American Evaluation Association

    The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has approximately 7700 members representing all 50 states in the United States as well as over 60 foreign countries.

    Summer Institute 2014

    NEW! Registration is now open for Summer Institute 2014 in Atlanta, GA! Join over 500 attendees for presentations drawing upon experiences in public health, non-profits, education, government, international development, and business settings


    Thought Leader Series

    NEW! The AEA Thought LeadeDiscussion Series connects thought leaders in our field with AEA members, new and old alike.                  Thought Leader Series  


    Video excerpts from EERS plenary session

    NEW! Two well-known authorities in the field of evaluation, Michael Quinn Patton and Tom Schwandt, discuss new and persistent problems in the fit between theory and practice, and propose solutions to resolve the problems.
    Video Excerpts

    Career Center

    briefcase.pngSearch or post positions or resumes in the Career Center.We post new jobs and resumes every week!
    Search Jobs/Resumes


    eStudy Workshops

    NEW! AEA hosts evaluation’s best workshop presenters in these real-time webinar-based Professional Development eStudy courses. 
    Evaluation eStudy

    Coffee Break Webinars Series

    AEA Coffee Break Webinar Series icon.jpgNEW! Webinar schedule is up for April and May- free for AEA members!
    Evaluation Demonstrations

    Potent Presentations Initiative (P2i)

    Ramp up your evaluation presentations with guidance and free training from the P2I Team.
    Evaluation Presentations




    Cultural Competence in Evaluation

    Learn about AEA's public statement on the importance of Cultural Competency in Evaluation.
    Cultural Competence Statement


    Evaluation Policy Task Force

    circle.pngLearn about the association's work in the federal policy arena and review The Evaluation Roadmap for a More Effective Government.
    Evaluation Policy


    AEA eLibrary

    books.pngA great resource with many recent additions to the AEA Public eLibrary - Browse, Read, or Add your own.
    Evaluation eLibrary

    AEA Policies

    AEA's Policies are online, with updates from winter 2012. Take a moment to review and provide your feedback at any time.
    Association Policies


    aea365 Tip-a-Day Email Alerts

    lightbulb.pngWe're highlighting hot tips, cool tricks, rad resources, and lessons learned for and from evaluators.
    Evaluation Tip-a-Day Emails



    attention.pngWhat's in the news about evaluation? What's happening within AEA? Keep track via our Evaluation headlines and resources list.
    Evaluation News Headlines


    youtube.pngWe're partnering with BetterEvaluation on a series on planning and executing an evaluation. AEA Videos Or, check out the first in the series above!


    Evaluator and Evaluation Blogs

    Evaluators are blogging!  Some focus on evaluation, some do not.  Check out our Evaluator and Evaluation Blogs listing!


    Events Directory

    Find out about upcoming AEA events and other evaluation-related workshops and elearning opportunities.
    Events Directory