AEA Invitation to ITEST Projects - Be a Part of Evaluation 2019

AEA Invitation to ITEST Projects - Be a Part of Evaluation 2019


The STEM education evaluation TIG leadership team of the American Evaluation Association has asked STELAR to share the below message with the greater ITEST community. 

Be A Part of Evaluation 2019

The American Evaluation Association is now accepting proposal submissions for Evaluation 2019. AEA’s annual conference, with the 2019 theme Paths to the Future of Evaluation, is November 13-16, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

We invite you to submit a proposal, even if you are unfamiliar with AEA. 

The STEM Education and Workforce Training Topical Interest Group (TIG) of the American Evaluation Association invites STEM educators, researchers, and evaluators to submit proposals. Since its founding in 2012, the STEM TIG serves as a welcoming professional home for evaluators, researchers, and other stakeholders in STEM-related fields; we offer you our support in developing your proposal. The AEA call for proposals comprises all presentation types. 

This is a great opportunity to present your work, research, or best practices to a global audience of more than 3,000 colleagues, and to connect with a thriving group of other STEM evaluation professionals. All submissions are due Monday, March 18.


Want to Collaborate in Developing Your Proposal? Join our Telecon STEM TIG Ideas and Collaboration for Proposed AEA 2019 Sessions 

Two opportunities:

Tuesday, February 19 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.

or Thursday, February 21 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST.

Call-in info: 866-880-0098,   Access code: 4657232#

You have two opportunities to join a telecon for STEM TIG members and associates to develop ideas and collaborative proposal sessions for AEA 2019. Come with your ideas, your interests, and any questions! We will track ideas and contact information in this document - feel free to reach out to others with your ideas.


Paths to the Future

At Evaluation 2019, we will invite you to engage and discuss our rich experience and the contributions of evaluation, our strategies for leadership, and our actions for renewal in the following four areas: 

1. Addressing the key issues our society faces

2. Applying and innovating methods and practices to evaluate in the context of important societal challenges

3. Leaving no one behind

4. Leading through evaluation

Given the focus on leading, AEA President Tessie Tzavaras Catsambas encourages all who submit proposals to think creatively about the future our organization will build. Learn more about the 2019 theme.

STEM TIG’s Theme-Related Interests

Our TIG is particularly interested in strategies for STEM education leadership evaluating innovative STEM programs, culturally competent methods in evaluation, and evaluation of “K to gray” STEM initiatives (including workforce development). 

We encourage you to submit proposals related to these or other areas that discuss, share, and push forward the field and practice of STEM evaluation. Several AEA session types are submitted as intact proposals, with all presenters listed as collaborators. It may be helpful for you to connect with other STEM evaluators to propose a broader, more impactful session that approaches your topic from multiple perspectives. If you are interested in opportunities to develop a collaborative proposal with members of the STEM TIG, start here

Types of Presentations

We are looking for a dynamic variety of presentations to meet the diverse needs of AEA members. Presentation types include panel discussions, expert lectures, roundtables, skill building workshops, ignite sessions, birds of a feather gatherings, and a new flexible session type that allows for new dynamic and experiential learning. We encourage you to think creatively about your presentations, their design, and format to provide attendees with the best experience. Please choose the presentation type that best fits your material and utilizes your content in the greatest way. Skill-building workshops, panel discussions, demonstrations, and expert lectures continue to be the most popular session types at the annual conference. 

How to Submit

Visit the AEA website  to get started. You must be logged into your AEA account to submit a proposal. If you do not have an account, you must become a member, create a non-member account, or create a student non-member account. Please ensure your member profile is up-to-date with your proper title and organization before you submit your proposal. If you have any questions or need assistance in submitting your proposal, feel free to contact AEA’s education team members directly at or 202-367-1166.

If you have any questions or need assistance in submitting your proposal, please view the Proposal FAQ or contact our TIG Program Chair Kathy Haynie at and our TIG Chair Ann Martin at



Monday, March 18, 2019