2019 EERS Annual Conference
Adapt! Evaluators in a Changing World

The 42nd Anniversary EERS Annual Conference – May 5-7, 2019

The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) will return to its historical home at the Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey, May 5-7, 2019 (Sunday evening through midday Tuesday). The theme of this year’s gatheringĀ is Adapt! Evaluators in a Changing World.

As the world changes, the practice of program evaluation becomes increasingly complex. The interdisciplinary nature of the evaluation field is continually challenged by the need to develop new methods for studying complex adaptive systems, to identify new strategies for bridging different perspectives about truth and the use of information, and in ultimately translating the knowledge gained from evaluation into meaningful action. While our field has grown in recent decades, so too have related disciplines that build evidence and produce knowledge for society. Within this context, evaluators maintain a clear purpose and process to remain relevant and credible in an ever-changing and evolving world. Join EERS in 2019 as we discuss how the evaluation profession continues to adapt.

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EERS Conference Registration Rates
  • Earlybird Conference Registration (until March 2) – $300
  • Regular Registration, including onsite (after March 2) – $350
  • Student Registration – $90
  • Pre-Conference Workshops – $80 each
  • Single-day or partial-conference registration fees are not available
  • All participants and speakers must register for the conference
  • Refunds once onsite conference activities begin will be at the discretion of the EERS Board
  • Credit cards may be used for payment by selecting the PayPal option when registering
Conference Registration Includes
  • Conference participation fee
  • Sunday evening dessert reception
  • Monday continental breakfast
  • Monday keynote luncheon
  • Monday evening reception
  • Tuesday featured speaker full breakfast buffet
  • Tuesday buffet luncheon
  • All conference breaks

Pre-conference Workshops

EERS has a long history of providing popular evaluation practitioner workshops immediately prior to the formal opening of the annual conference. Links to descriptions of pre-conference workshops will be provided here as the program is finalized.

EERS Conference Sponsors

The EERS annual conference has in past years enjoyed gracious financial support from sponsors related to the evaluation industry. Consider being involved in the 2019 conference as a supporter of EERS.

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 that total more than $4000 annually. You can make tax-deductible donations securely through PayPal or with a credit card, with proceeds going to support costs for student participants. Click the button below to make a one-time $10 donation andĀ thank you for supporting our students!

Technology and Social Media for the EERS Conference

News about this year’s EERS conference will be tweeted at #EERS19

Presentation hardware (computers and projectors) and technical support will be provided for the EERS conference, with specific guidance provided for conference presenters and attendees.

Conference Materials

Conference materials will be uploaded and made available here as they become available.

2019 Conference Call for Proposals

2019 Conference Call for Student Proposals