Here comes AEA 2014!

The 2014 call for papers is out. Are you ready to propose your new great ideas? Before you craft your title and abstract, review our recording on Message. The 6-word story can help you nail down a title. Our review of presentation structures can give shape for your abstract. Submit a proposal the reviewers will remember!


Ever leave a conference session and feel like you didn’t have a single takeaway point? This 45-minute Potent Presentations Initiative session trained conference presenters in developing an organized plan for conveying evaluation materials. We described the architecture of a great presentation, in terms of how to structure the unfolding of a presentation to make it an educational event for the audience.

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Design August 20 2-3pm ET

What is good graphic design in evaluation reporting? Intention and good graphic design can support reader cognition, ultimately increasing the likelihood of evaluation use. To demonstrate the graphic design best practices, this session will feature real before-and-after evaluation reporting designs submitted by AEA members.

Delivery August 27 2-3pm ET

This Potent Presentations Initiative demonstration is on how to give goosebumps. You know – it’s that feeling you get when you realize you’ve been glued to the speaker since she opened her mouth and you’ve absorbed every moment of the talk. In this training session, we will discuss how to get and keep attention, how to engage an audience, and how to help them retain the content long after the presentation is over.