Social Impact will have more than a dozen presenters at the American Evaluation Association annual conference. The largest annual gathering of evaluators, evaluation scholars, and evaluation users will take place in Cleveland, Ohio October 30 – November 3, 2018. Register now to join us. Please stop by the Social Impact table (Booth #37) in the exhibit hall. The schedule below highlights the specific sessions with SI participants. Click the title for the full description and additional speakers. You can also follow the conversation on social media using the event hashtag #Eval18.

Wednesday October 31, 2018

Pre-Conference Workshops
Big data and evaluation – Kerry Bruce
Implementing a Developmental Evaluation – Rebecca Herrington, Gabrielle Plotkin

Poster Reception
#38 Engaging Youth in Measurement – Jade Lamb, Andrew Epstein

#212 Integrating Implementation Fidelity Assessment into an impact evaluation of urban water infrastructure – Danae Roumis, Miguel Albornoz

Thursday November 1, 2018


How to Make Evaluating in Transition a Joint Initiative – Sierra Frischknecht

Turning Bad News into Good Development Practice – Carla Trippe, Adam Reisman


Evaluating Integration: Are We Asking the Right Questions? – Andrew Epstein, Salman Jaffer, Alison Smith

MERL Mixology – What, When, and How to Mix Methods and Approaches in the Land of MERL – Gabrielle Plotkin

Friday November 2, 2018


Capturing Leadership Outcomes with Most Significant Change – Sierra Frischknecht

How can MEL Tools lead Adaptive Management? – Kerry Bruce, Salman Jaffer


Designing a Developmental Evaluation – Rebecca Herrington, Gabrielle Plotkin


Enhancing Stewardship through Government-2-Government Funding – Carla Trippe


Networks of International Leadership Development Programs: Who has the power and why do we care? – Meredith Feenstra

Harnessing creativity for evaluation – Rebecca Herrington

When Many Choices are Good Choices: Considerations in Qualitative Data Analysis Software Platforms Through a Discussion of MAXQDA, NVivo, and Dedoose – Kerry Bruce, Sierra Frischknecht

Saturday, November 3, 2018


A new look for greater use: accessible reporting at MCC – Catherine Villada

Evidence-Based Government Transition in Liberia – Carla Trippe


Design strategies for impact evaluations – Mateusz Pucilowski