2022 Call for Proposals

Eastern Evaluation Research Society

44th Annual Conference – Rethinking Evidence

Submission Deadline: by 11:59pm, Sunday November 28th

The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS) is pleased to invite your proposals for Individual, Skill-Building, Panel, and Wild Card sessions at the 44th Annual Conference (#EERS22). For the second year, the conference will be virtual. In our Wild Card session format presenters can think outside of the box and propose their own type of presentation for the program committee to review.

Theme Description

During this past year, evaluators had to pause and consider our approaches. We have examined our methods, understanding of norms, and our values. Pursuing evidence has long been a goal of evaluation. But as evaluative practices and policies adapt to changing conditions, how can (or must) the pursuit evidence adapt as well? We encourage you to reflect on your recent experiences, observations, and tensions. How have your ideas, definitions, conceptions, and collection strategies of evidence changed? What implications does the pursuit of evidence have on your partnerships and collaborations or your methodologies? On advancing equity?

As you reflect on what to propose, consider thinking about how your EERS presentation will contribute to the broader discussion about rethinking evidence. You may consider:

Conference presentations from previous years are available for download and review if you are interested in seeing what has been accepted in the recent past. Remember to align your presentation with the conference theme and please feel welcome to share the announcement with your evaluation colleagues.

Key Points for Organizing your Proposal

General Proposals

The EERS annual conference presents an opportunity where evaluators can grow in their professional practice. It provides the time and space for you to learn from the successes of others, develop new skills, strengthen understanding of evaluation methods, grow professional relationships, and gain perspectives on the interplay between theory and practice.

Questions regarding the general submission process can be directed the Program Committee Chair, Dan Tsin. General session proposers may go to the EERS conference registration information page using the button below:

  Submit a General Session Proposal


Student Proposals

EERS is very pleased to invite undergraduate and graduate students who can show proof of enrollment for the 2020-2021 academic year to submit proposals for presentations at our 44th Annual Conference. EERS is committed to encouraging students to build their professional skills through full participation in a professional conference and opportunities to present their work as developing evaluators:

This opportunity is designed to supplement your learning through attendance and presentation. All individuals selected for poster or oral presentations are expected to register for and attend the full conference. Incomplete participation could result in your stipend being withdrawn.

Questions about student conference proposals can be directed to Lin Zhu. Student proposers may jump straight to their registration form using the button below.

  Submit a Student Presentation Proposal