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Date(s) - 22/03/2023


American Evaluation Association


AEA invites you to submit a proposal for the Evaluation 2023 conference, taking place October 9-14, 2023 in Indianapolis, IN! We look forward to joining together with evaluators from across the globe to focus on key trends in the field of evaluation.

As you submit your proposal to present at Evaluation 2023, keep in mind – we are looking for both creativity and variety in your submissions.

The Power of Story

Our theme for 2023 is “The Power of Story.” Storytelling serves many purposes: it can build relationships, ground evaluation work, describe the context, convey data, impose meaning, share lessons learned, and identify challenges left to address.

Evaluation can tell stories; sometimes story fuels evaluation instead. Evaluation 2023 will reflect on how storytelling contributes to and shapes the narrative of evaluations, and dive deeper into storytelling’s usage, benefits, and impacts on our practices.

Keep these questions in mind when submitting your proposal:

  • How have you used a story in your evaluations, or evaluations in your stories?
  • How did you come to tell the story of your data?

When have the stories you heard affected your evaluation choices?

AEA Guiding Principles and Evaluator Competencies

We want your proposal to connect to the AEA Guiding Principles and the AEA Evaluator Competencies. The Guiding Principles reflect the core values of AEA and are intended as a guide to the professional ethical conduct of evaluators. Keep these principles in mind when developing your proposals. When submitting your proposal, you will be asked to choose one or two principles that are related to your topic or proposal. Learn more about the AEA Guiding Principles.

How to Submit Your Proposal

Visit the proposal submissions site to get started. You must create a new account to submit a proposal. Once you have created an account, please login and answer the questions. Be sure your member profile is up-to-date with your proper title and organization before you submit. For more information, visit the AEA website.

We look forward to receiving your submissions! Once you submit your proposal successfully, you will receive a confirmation email.

If you have any questions or need assistance in submitting your proposal, feel free to contact our education team members directly at

Closing Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023