This first annual conference is a graduate student-led gathering intended to connect students with evaluation experts in the Denver Metro Area. We seek to foster authentic relationships between current and future evaluation practitioners through a series of sessions fostering dialogue, networking, and mentoring.
We'd like to emphasize that this event is especially for professionals in the field. While the conference is organized by graduate students and hosted at the university, our biggest goal is to create a shared space in which all evaluation professionals in the region can connect and learn from one another.
This gathering will be similar in scope to that of the annual meetings of the Organization for Program Evaluation in Colorado at Peaceful Valley Lodge. These meetings allowed practitioners to meet up outside of the office in order to engage in roundtable discussions, present papers and posters, and engage in skill-building workshops. We are hoping to continue this meaningful and long-standing tradition while also helping young and aspiring evaluators to become familiar with our professional community.
We welcome your submissions and hope to see you at the conference!