#Eval13: #omgmqp, ESM, DataViz, Program Design, Blogging, and the Great Big Nerd Project

Here it is, less than a week after returning home from Evaluation 2013, and I’ve already used what I’ve learned in all three workplace settings. I’ve also enjoyed reading other bloggers’ conference highlights (see below for links) as they in a sense, let me peer vicariously into sessions I didn’t attend, or they enhance my own experience by offering a different perspective on sessions I did attend.

Here’s a recap (in a “longform” post, which, I’m told, is an effective blogging strategy) of what resonated most with me: (more…)

#Eval13 It’s Going to be a Banner Year!

Eval 13 banner

Call me a nerd, but I have the tune “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” stuck in my head.


I’m already in the DC area, having traveled here early to enjoy a few days with family before checking into the Washington Hilton for Evaluation 2013. The American Evaluation Association’s annual conference is truly a joy and a pleasure for me, both for the tremendous professional learning it offers and the abundance of networking opportunities with the evaluation community.  (more…)