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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, January 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Virtual

    AEA 2024: Prepare, Set, Submit!

    Join Kim Leonard and Sheila B. Robinson for an engaging virtual information session, where you can learn the ins and outs of submitting one or even two session proposals for AEA 2024. With over a decade of experience presenting at AEA conferences, Kim & Sheila have skillfully led various session types, including highly successful pre-conference workshops. In this session, you will receive a comprehensive overview of the proposal submission process, along with invaluable advice for achieving success. We will also be available to address your questions and direct you to supplementary resources.

    When: Tuesday, 23rd January 2024

    Time: 12 PM Pacific Time - 1 PM Pacific Time

    Location: Zoom Virtual

    • Wednesday, January 24, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • McMenamins Kennedy School, 5736 N.E. 33rd Ave., Portland, OR 97211
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    Don't miss our annual meeting with program evaluators from different fields and institutions. We will introduce the OPEN Council 2024 and give you a sneak peek of what we have planned for the year. This is a wonderful chance to network with colleagues, exchange ideas, and learn from each other's insights. Whether you have years of experience, are new to the profession, or just interested in program evaluation, you are invited to join this casual and welcoming event. We look forward to seeing you there! Snacks and drinks will be available.

    To help us plan the event, please RSVP by January 5.

    Please note that we are paying per person for the catering, so if you have confirmed your attendance and something changes, please let us know as soon as possible. We don't want to lose money or waste food because of no-shows. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
    • Wednesday, March 13, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    Evaluation in Progress (EIP):

    Are you currently grappling with a needs assessment or facing challenges with a survey question that could benefit from an additional perspective? Perhaps there's a specific area in evaluation that has captured your interest, and you're seeking recommendations or advice. Look no further! Connect with fellow professionals at the online "Evaluation in Progress" (EIP) event.

    This virtual gathering provides evaluators, irrespective of their project stage, with the opportunity to showcase their work and receive constructive feedback and insights from peers. Join us for an informal and enriching session during your lunch break, where you can bring your burning questions, engage in professional development, and expand your network.

    Event Details:

    Date: Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

    Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Feel free to reach out to Matt Honoré at if you have any questions or concerns.

    We look forward to your active participation in this collaborative and supportive environment!

Past events

Thursday, November 16, 2023 "System Evaluation Theory: A blueprint for evaluating complex interventions operating and functioning as systems,"
Thursday, October 19, 2023 Fall Networking Event!
Thursday, July 13, 2023 OPEN: Summer Networking Event
Monday, June 12, 2023 Centering Racial Equity in Evaluation: The DEIJ Learning Series "Deepen Community Engagement"
Monday, February 27, 2023 Centering Racial Equity in Evaluation: Diagnose Biases and Systems
Thursday, February 09, 2023 2023 OPEN Annual Meeting
Monday, December 12, 2022 Centering Racial Equity in Evaluation: Debunking Myths to Advance Racial Equity in Evaluation
Monday, November 07, 2022 (re)Shaping Evaluation Together: AEA Conference 2022
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 DEIJ in Evaluation series: Walking the Talk: Putting Ontology into Practice
Friday, September 23, 2022 Evaluation Journal Club: Photo-Based Evaluation: A Method for Participatory Evaluation with Adolescents
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 OPEN’s Summer Social Networking Event
Thursday, April 28, 2022 OPEN is...Open!! Let's get back to networking!
Thursday, February 24, 2022 A Nonprofit Evaluation Story with Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Thursday, January 20, 2022 Skill Building for a Career in Program Evaluation: A Q+A Panel with Professionals in the Field
Thursday, January 13, 2022 OPEN Annual Meeting 2022
Friday, December 17, 2021 Submit your 2022 Council & Committee Interest Form today!
Thursday, December 02, 2021 Introduction to the OPEN Council with the 2021 OPEN leadership team
Friday, November 19, 2021 Evaluation Journal Club: Bridging Theory & Practice
Monday, October 04, 2021 OPEN Visioning Session 2
Friday, September 17, 2021 Culturally Responsive Evaluation: Lessons from the Indian Health Services
Wednesday, September 08, 2021 OPEN Visioning Session 1
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 Measuring Student Success: Lessons for evaluators in the wake of COVID-19
Friday, July 23, 2021 Evaluation Journal Club: Inciting Social Change Through Evaluation
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Facilitation Essentials for Evaluators
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 SOLD OUT! Introduction to Evaluation Policies: What are they? What is the intention?
Thursday, May 06, 2021 Student Discussion: Building a Resume for Program Evaluation
Friday, April 09, 2021 A Conversation on Evaluative Thinking: A discussion with Chari Smith, Evaluation into Action, and Hayat Askar, EvalJordan
Friday, March 26, 2021 Evaluation Journal Club: Bridging Theory & Practice


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