"People were very friendly -- board members went out of their way to introduce themselves."
"It is the perfect size for networking."
"For me, the conference generated a lot of ideas about how to continue to expand my skills and my professional qualifications. I feel like it helped me get out of a "rut"."
"As always, great content, new and old experts, and small enough for really good conversations."
"As a graduate student, I can communicate with a lot of persons with rich knowledge and skills in evaluation field."
"The conference is really easy to navigate (compared to AEA for example) and there are many opportunities to network with fellow evaluators outside of the sessions: Suite 166, etc."
"Keynote speakers were stellar."
"I love the venue. The Seaview is a great location for a small conference that allows me to really connect with other evaluation professionals!"
"I truly enjoyed the conference this year. Inspiring information."
"Thank you for holding this conference and making me feel so welcome. "
"Well organized conference, good scale, solid content in presentations. The student presentations and posters were outstanding."
"I thought it was a great conference. I enjoyed it a lot, very welcoming atmosphere."
"Good networking opportunity. Nice setting."
"Well placed conference."
"Conference was affordable for students, thank you!"
"I was pleased to see student sessions. I like the opportunity for interaction during the session."
"I love this conference. Keep doing what you are doing. Thank you!!"
"Very glad I came. I learned several ideas and met new friends and potential colleagues. Thanks."
"Terrific conference. Keep up the fine job!!"
"Fantastic conference - thanks so much for all your thoughtful and effective organization."
"I am always impressed with the commitment and efficiency of those who plan this conference. "
"I really enjoyed my time at the conference. I am looking forward to next year's conference."
"Thank you for hosting such a wonderful conference."
"I love that the theme embraces conceptual/theoretical as well as empirical work. Thank you for a great meeting!"
"I love that the time allotted for presentations is generous, promoting thoughtful Q & A, discussion. Gives presenter the gift of critical (thoughtful) feedback."
"Great conference—especially high level plenary/keynote addresses, well chosen for conference context. "
"Really informative, very engaging, very helpful."
"Setting is perfect. Price is right."
"Great relaxed setting and candid advice."
"This is a wonderful conference to attend as a student/new evaluator."
"Best conference I attended all year."
"The skill-building track was excellent, and I took advantage of both days offering evaluator info and was satisfied. I shall return!"
"I really enjoyed the conference and the facility."
"Impressed by quality of keynotes and presenters at a regional conference."
"I loved the presentations this year. All were very informative. Thank you for all of the great work!"
"I enjoyed the opportunities this conference gave me. Thank you!"