The Chicagoland Evaluation Association

The official Chicago area affiliate of the American Evaluation Association (AEA), the Chicagoland Evaluation Association (CEA) is a professional association of professional evaluators, researchers, and graduate students. Members come from a wide variety of disciplines including education, human and social services, public health, early childhood and family programming, museums and agriculture, who are devoted to the application and development of evaluation. CEA’s mission is to provide a forum for professional evaluators in the Chicago area to network, exchange ideas and knowledge, and participate in professional development activities that promote excellence in the field of evaluation.

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It's easy to renew your CEA membership for 2016:


($15 dues plus a $0.63 processing fee)


Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities:
If you have an idea for events in 2016, please contact the Professional Development Committee.

Jazzin' at the Shedd (September 14): Beyond Culture and Language to Nation and Relation Building, with noted culturally responsive evaluation expert Nicole Bowman, PhD.
We're excited to present Nicole Bowman at our yearly gala event during the Shedd aquarium's Jazzin' at the Shedd event! We're also excited to have the Shedd's evaluation team present their work as well.

The schedule:

  • 6:15pm: Doors open (refreshments available)
  • 6:30pm: Shedd Evaluation team presents
  • 7:15pm: Nicole Bowman presents
  • Afterwards: Enjoy Jazzin' at the Shedd!

Note: Use the accessible entrance by the South Terrace. A greeter will help get you to the right place. Entrance is free to CEA members and students, so join today! If you don't plan on joining, select the "non-member" option after clicking the Registration link to the right, because we'll be unable to honor member tickets if you're not one.
Register today! We look forward to seeing you there.



Become a Member of CEA: Enhance your networking and professional development opportunities. To find out more about membership, please check out the membership page. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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