2014 EERS Conference
The 37th Annual EERS Conference at the Seaview Resort and Spa is over and was a big success. This year’s conference theme, Managing the Tension between Rigor and Resources, resonated with professional and student evaluators representing a wide range of disciplines across the northeastern states.
Conference Program and Presentations
The 2014 EERS conference program is available for download here or through the link provided in the Conference Materials list at the bottom of this page. Session presentations are also being made available for download below, in the order in which they appear in the program, as they become available.
EERS Conference Sponsors
Thank you to the following organizations whose support helps to make the Eastern Evaluation Research Society annual conference possible!
The 2014 conference featured a distinguished group of keynote and plenary speakers, in addition to continuation of the EERS Invited Authors Program and pre-conference workshops tailored to evaluation professionals.
- 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
The Eleanor Chelimsky Forum
In its 2nd year, this annual event examined the juxtaposition of evaluation theory and practice, with activities sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The 2014 Forum’s Plenary Presentation was delivered by Debra Rog, Associate Director at Westat and past president of American Evaluation Association (AEA), followed by an open dialogue with conference participants.
Deb Rog's follow-up webinar is also available online. This webinar extends Dr. Rog's 2014 Forum plenary presentation in an online format developed and presented in cooperation with the AEA, and with support from RWJF.
EERS has a long history of providing popular evaluation practitioner workshops immediately prior to the formal opening of the annual conference. This year's pre-conference trainings are listed below, with links to additional information about sessions and presenters.
Conference materials and presentations are provided below, in conference program order. Presenters - if your materials are not included below but should be, please contact Kirk Knestis.