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.

Announcements Events

Evaluation 2016: If you're going to Atlanta for AEA's Evaluation 2016, we'll see you there! We're planning on affiliate ribbons for members, and an event with the Diversity and Inclusion TIG. Stay tuned for more info closer to the conference.
If you are a CEA member presenting at AEA but haven't heard from us, please let us know.


Nominations needed: 2016 Election for Secretary of the CEA: Our current Secretary (Anthony Heard) is NOT seeking re-election this year. We'll be forming our nominating committee soon, we need recommendations from current members. Here is some info about the Secretary position:

  • The Secretary is a member of the CEA's three member governing body, the Executive Committee (EC), along with the President and Treasurer
  • Great opportunity for both experienced and new evaluators to build relationships in the field, learn from the best, and develop as and be a leader in the local community of Chicagoland evaluators

Interested? Want more information?

We need your nominations as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition to 2017, so don't wait: Nominate!

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

Pay dues

($15 dues plus a $0.63 processing fee)


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

Jazzin'  was GREAT! Thanks to Nicole Bowman and the Shedd Aquarium evaluation team! The presentation on September 14 was a poignant and highly relevant presentation and discussion on culturally responsive evaluation theory, methods, and practical applications of both was positively energizing, and included powerful references to current events.


Post Evaluation 2016 Recap: Can't make it to AEA or won't have the chance to see all the great work that Chicagoland evaluators are doing? Join us on Thursday, November 10 for a post-Evalution 2016 recap.


Annual Business Meeting/ Holiday Event: Interested in CEA governance or want to meet + network with your fellow, local evaluators? Join us on Thursday, December 1!





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.

Become More Active in CEA: CEA is set up so that you can become as active and involved as you would like based on your interests and availability. If you are a member, you can join one or more of our committees or run for any open office on our Executive Committee.


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