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    • Thu, November 23, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
    • 1110 G Street NE, Washington, DC
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    Meet, Dine & Connect with fellow evaluators for Thanksgiving Dinner!

    In 1984, Lee Cronbach and associates wrote that the sine qua non for improving the evaluation enterprise was building a stronger evaluation profession. The advice about the evaluation enterprise's central ingredient is just as relevant today as it was more than 30 years ago.  

    Please join the Yoder-Yamashita’s for an evening Thanksgiving feast, as part of the Sine Qua Non Dinner Series.  Come share good food, drink, warm cheer and talk about data and evaluation.  Bring a beverage to share and warm slippers or socks to lounge around the fireplace

    • Tue, December 05, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Bipartisan Policy Center or Call-in (available upon registration)
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    Roundtable:  Contributions of Cost-Effectiveness Studies to Evidence-Based Policymaking

    Washington Evaluators and the Bipartisan Policy Center's Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative are pleased to co-sponsor a roundtable discussion about the contributions of cost-effectiveness studies to informing policy decisions in government.  This panel discussion will explore approaches to conducting cost-effectiveness studies, their value and use in government decisions, and practical steps for improving their utility for decision-makers. The distinguished panelists have collectively experienced the generation and use of cost-effectiveness studies from a variety of academic, non-governmental, and governmental positions.  We invite you to join us on Tuesday, December 5th at 2 PM for a lively discussion of the implications of cost-effectiveness research on government decision making.      

    The panel discussion will be introduced and chaired by Nick Hart, Director of BPC's Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative and the 2017 Washington Evaluators President.  

    Panelists:

    • Harry Hatry, Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Urban Institute's Public Management Program
    • George Julnes, Professor in the University of Baltimore's School of Public and International Affairs 
    • Sandy Davis, Senior Advisor to BPC's Evidence-Based Policymaking Initiative 
    How to Participate:
    • Join in person at the Bipartisan Policy Center's office, 1225 Eye T Nw, Ste 1000, Washington, DC
    • Call-in line (number provided upon call-in)
    • Sun, December 10, 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • True Food Kitchen, 2910 District Ave #170, Fairfax, VA 22031
    • 4
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    Meet, Dine & Connect with fellow evaluators!

    In 1984, Lee Cronbach and associates wrote that the sine qua non for improving the evaluation enterprise was building a stronger evaluation profession. The advice about the evaluation enterprise's central ingredient is just as relevant today as it was more than 30 years ago.  

    Join us in December 2017 as we continue the Sine Qua Non Dinner Series, which aims to contribute to building a stronger evaluation profession as envisioned by Cronbach, by connecting evaluators to their colleagues in their own neighborhoods.  The dinner will be hosted by incoming Washington Evaluators 2018 President Stephanie Cabell at True Food Kitchen in Fairfax. 

    During the members-only dinner, participants will have the opportunity to meet fellow evaluators (and neighbors!), discuss the state of the profession, and offer suggestions for improving the larger WE community and the profession.  

    Priority for participation will be given to individuals who live or work in the Fairfax and Falls Church area.  

    Note that participants are responsible for the cost of their dinners.

    • Wed, December 13, 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gordon Biersch (900 F St NW, Washington, DC 20008)
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    You're invited to the Washington Evaluators 2017 Holiday Party! 

    Join fellow WE members and guests for an evening of good company and holiday cheer. Appetizers will be provided and happy hour prices are available on all drinks from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.


    Special holiday discount: All those registering for the holiday party will receive a special discount code on WE membership! Members can use this code to discount their renewal, while non-members can use it to discount the cost of their new application. Look for this code in your event confirmation email!

    • When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 5:30-8:30 pm
    • Where: Gordon Biersch (900 F St NW, Washington, DC)
    • Nearest metro: Gallery Place (red, green, yellow lines) or Metro Center (red, orange, blue, or silver lines)
    • Registration: $15 per person

    Advance registration and online payment are strongly encouraged.  

    Questions? Contact us at washeval@gmail.com.

    • Wed, December 20, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • DC Library Express, 1990 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006, LXP Training Room
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    Please join the Washington Evaluators for our monthly meeting! Members and non-members welcome.


    Location: DC Library Express, 1990 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006, LXP Training Room

    Nearest Metro: Farragut West (Silver/Blue/Orange), Farragut North (Red)

    Time: 6-730 PM

    Agenda:  2018 Budget and Planning, Announcement of new officers, Announcement of 2018 Committee Chairs

    • Wed, December 20, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Elephant & Castle, 900 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20006
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    Please join us after our regular monthly board meeting for dinner at Elephant & Castle.

Past events

Wed, November 15, 2017 November 2017 Virtual WE Board Meeting
Fri, November 10, 2017 2017 AEA Affiliate Breakfast-Limit 2 Representatives Per Affiliate
Wed, November 08, 2017 Eval17 Happy Hour at Medaterra
Tue, November 07, 2017 2017 AEA Affiliate Leadership Dinner-AFFILIATE OFFICERS/BOARD MEMBERS ONLY
Mon, November 06, 2017 AEA Annual Conference: Evaluation 2017
Mon, November 06, 2017 EvalAction: Evaluators Visiting with Policymakers about the Importance of Evaluation
Wed, November 01, 2017 Brown Bag: Are Federal Managers Using Evidence in Decision Making? with the GAO Strategic Issues Team and Applied Research and Methods Team
Thu, October 19, 2017 Sine Qua Non Dinner: Rockville
Wed, October 18, 2017 Meet the Candidates for WE Board
Wed, October 11, 2017 October 2017 WE Board Meeting
Thu, September 28, 2017 Watch Party: 3rd Dialogue on Race and Class, Sponsored by the American Evaluation Association
Mon, September 25, 2017 Seminar: Recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking with Nick Hart and Anne Fletcher
Thu, September 21, 2017 Discussion Forum: Building on the Recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking
Tue, September 19, 2017 WE Post-Board Meeting Dinner (Sept. 2017)
Tue, September 19, 2017 September 2017 WE Board Meeting
Thu, September 14, 2017 Coffee Break Webinar: EvalAction 2017
Wed, September 13, 2017 Take me out to the ball game: Baseball at Nationals Park
Wed, August 30, 2017 Members-Only Meet 'n Greet
Tue, August 29, 2017 Measuring Health Care Value Using Claims Data and the Episode-of-Care Construct with Greg Matthews
Fri, August 18, 2017 Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden
Wed, August 16, 2017 August 2017 Virtual WE Board Meeting
Wed, August 09, 2017 Independent Consultants Networking Dinner
Thu, July 27, 2017 Sine Qua Non Dinner: Arlington
Thu, July 27, 2017 International Development Happy Hour at Bar Deco
Thu, July 20, 2017 The Demand Side of Evaluation: The Commissioner/Funder Perspectives
Wed, July 19, 2017 WE Post-Board Meeting Dinner (July 2017)
Wed, July 19, 2017 July 2017 WE Board Meeting
Thu, July 13, 2017 Democratic Evaluation and Democracy in International Development with Carlisle Levine and Stephen Porter
Wed, July 12, 2017 Happy Hour at Bar Louie
Tue, June 27, 2017 Virtual Brown Bag: Causal Knowledge Mapping for More Useful Evaluation with Bernadette Wright & Steven E. Wallis
Wed, June 21, 2017 June 2017 Virtual WE Board Meeting
Thu, June 15, 2017 Sine Qua Non Dinner: Northwest DC
Wed, May 17, 2017 WE Post-Board Meeting Dinner
Wed, May 17, 2017 May 2017 WE Board Meeting
Tue, May 16, 2017 Sine Qua Non Dinner: Prince George's County
Thu, May 11, 2017 Coffee and Conversation: Illusions and Realities in the Search for Credible Evidence with Lisbeth Schorr
Fri, May 05, 2017 Happy Hour w/ DC Consortium Student Conference at American Ice Company
Sat, April 29, 2017 2nd Dialogue on Race and Class, Sponsored by the American Evaluation Association
Thu, April 27, 2017 Independent Consultants Networking Dinner
Wed, April 19, 2017 Apr. 2017 Virtual WE Board Meeting
Thu, April 06, 2017 Drinks & Dialogue w/ Rodney Hopson: What it means to re-historicize evaluation and the Nobody Knows My Name Evaluation Project
Sun, April 02, 2017 EERS Annual Conference: Evaluation Looking Forward
Sun, March 26, 2017 Sine Qua Non Dinner: Alexandria and Arlington
Wed, March 22, 2017 Brown Bag: Improving the Quality and Dissemination of Foreign Assistance Agencies’ Evaluations with Gergana Danailova-Trainor
Thu, March 16, 2017 Call for Proposals: Evaluation 2017 AEA Conference (#eval17)
Wed, March 15, 2017 Cancelled: WE Post-Board Meeting Dinner
Wed, March 15, 2017 Mar. 2017 WE Board Meeting
Fri, March 10, 2017 Panel Discussion: Evaluation Policies and Approaches Across Administrations
Thu, March 09, 2017 Strategic Planning Session: Board Members Only
Mon, March 06, 2017 AEA Proposal Review and Happy Hour: Hosted by Matt Von Hendy and Bill Pate
Thu, February 23, 2017 Sine Qua Non Dinner: NE DC (Takoma, Takoma Park, Silver Spring)
Wed, February 15, 2017 Feb. 2017 Virtual WE Board Meeting
Mon, January 30, 2017 AEA Dialogue on Race and Class in America
Wed, January 25, 2017 Sine Qua Non Dinner: Capitol Hill Neighborhood
Tue, January 24, 2017 Brown Bag: Partnerships for Transformative Change in Challenging Political Contexts with Donna Mertens
Wed, January 18, 2017 WE Post-Board Meeting Dinner at Ella's Pizza
Wed, January 18, 2017 Jan. 2017 WE Board Meeting
Wed, December 21, 2016 WE Post-Board Meeting Dinner at Matchbox Chinatown
Wed, December 21, 2016 WE Board Meeting
Tue, December 06, 2016 WE Holiday Party
Wed, November 16, 2016 WE Board Meeting
Mon, October 24, 2016 AEA Annual Conference: Evaluation 2016
Wed, October 19, 2016 WE Board Meeting-October
Tue, October 04, 2016 Visiting Evaluator Meet-and-Greet w/ Stephanie Evergreen: Happy Hour at Elephant & Castle
Wed, September 28, 2016 Back-to-School Happy Hour at Board Room
Wed, September 14, 2016 WE Board Meeting
Wed, August 24, 2016 WE Board Meeting
Wed, August 24, 2016 Webinar: Access to Innovation: Utilizing the Census Bureau Linkage Infrastructure for Evidence-Based Research with Melissa Chiu
Wed, August 17, 2016 Members Only Meet 'n Greet
Tue, July 26, 2016 Happy Hour at Sixth Engine
Fri, July 22, 2016 Brown Bag: Incentivizing the Use of Evaluation Data for Decision Making in Foreign Assistance with Salome Tsereteli-Stephens and Catherine Lena Kelly
Wed, July 20, 2016 WE Board Retreat
Wed, July 06, 2016 Visiting Evaluator Seminar: Participatory Development Evaluation, Leadership and the Construction of Capable Developmental States in Africa: Lessons from South Africa with Richard Levin
Mon, June 27, 2016 Networking Dinner
Wed, June 22, 2016 Visiting Evaluator Seminar: Knowledge Brokering: Effectively Transferring Research Results into Policy Practice with Karol Olejniczak
Thu, June 16, 2016 June 2016 Washington Evaluators Board Meeting
Wed, May 25, 2016 Brown Bag: Understanding Pay for Success: Applying Theory to Practice with Mary Ellen Wiggins and Megan Lizik
Wed, May 18, 2016 May 2016 Washington Evaluators Board Meeting
Wed, April 20, 2016 April 2016 Washington Evaluators Board Meeting
Mon, April 18, 2016 Networking Dinner
Mon, April 11, 2016 Brown Bag: The Role of Evaluation in Supporting Transformative Leadership Development for Intra-Organizational Partnerships with Elizabeth Oyer, and Advice on Publishing Research on Evaluation Studies with Sharon Rallis and Anne Vo
Fri, April 08, 2016 Happy Hour at Silo
Wed, March 23, 2016 March 2016 WE Board Meeting Now 3/23
Wed, February 24, 2016 Brown Bag: Transitioning from School to Work: Preparing Evaluation Students and New Evaluators for the Profession
Wed, February 17, 2016 February 2016 Washington Evaluators Board Meeting
Wed, January 20, 2016 January 2016 Washington Evaluators Board Meeting
Wed, December 16, 2015 WE Holiday Party
Fri, November 20, 2015 Brown Bag: Importance of Systematic Reviews with Howard White
Wed, October 28, 2015 WE Volunteer Fair
Tue, October 27, 2015 Brown Bag: GPRA Modernization Act Implementation After Five Years
Wed, October 21, 2015 Board Meeting
Thu, September 17, 2015 Bylaw Amendment Presentation and Board Meeting
Thu, September 10, 2015 Brown Bag: Increasing the Effectiveness of U.S. Social Spending Through Evidence-Based Approaches (Jon Baron & Kathy Stack)
Wed, July 15, 2015 Board Meeting
Tue, July 07, 2015 Networking Dinner
Tue, July 07, 2015 Brown Bag: Challenges & Solutions to Conducting High Quality Contract Evaluations for the U.S. Government (Presenter: David Bernstein; Discussant: Kathryn Newcomer)
Thu, June 18, 2015 Networking Dinner
Wed, June 17, 2015 WE Board June Meeting
Wed, June 17, 2015 Brown Bag: Lessons from World Bank Support for Evidence-based Policy Making (Presenter: Nils Junge)
Wed, May 20, 2015 Board Meeting
Wed, April 15, 2015 Board Meeting
Thu, March 19, 2015 Reception for VOPE Visitors (Tatiana Tretiakova, Saule Khamzina, Farhod Khamidov, & Alisher Nazirov)
Tue, March 17, 2015 Brown Bag: Building Program Evaluation Capacity in Central Asia (Presenters: Tatiana Tretiakova, Saule Khamzina, Farhod Khamidov, & Alisher Nazirov)
Wed, February 25, 2015 "But Can You Do It?" Questions of Evaluator Credibility and Organizational Capacity (Presenters: Rodney Hopson & Sonya Douglass Horsford)
Wed, February 18, 2015 Board Meeting
Tue, January 27, 2015 Norma's Party
Wed, January 21, 2015 WE Board Meeting
Wed, December 10, 2014 Holiday Party
Thu, November 20, 2014 Building Agency Evaluation Capacity (Presenters: Stephanie Shipman and Valerie Caracelli)
Wed, November 19, 2014 Board Meeting
Tue, October 07, 2014 GAO Strategic Issues Panel: Implementation of the GPRA Modernization Act (Co-Hosted with the Trachtenberg School)
Mon, October 06, 2014 Networking Dinner
Wed, October 01, 2014 30th Anniversary Celebration and Happy Hour
Tue, September 23, 2014 Happy Hour at Bar Louie
Wed, September 17, 2014 Board Meeting
Mon, September 15, 2014 Visualizing Evaluation Results: Trends, Best Practices, and Software Strategies (Presenter: Ann K. Emery)
Mon, September 08, 2014 Networking Lunch
Wed, August 20, 2014 Board Meeting
Wed, July 16, 2014 Emerging Issues in Survey Methodology (Presenters: Jolene Smyth and David Bernstein)
Tue, June 24, 2014 Influencing Evaluation Policy and Practice: AEA's EPTF Work and Plans (Presenter: Cheryl Oros)
Wed, June 18, 2014 Board Meeting
Thu, May 29, 2014 10 High Quality, Open Access/Low Cost Research Resources for Evaluators (Presenter: Matt Von Hendy)
Wed, May 21, 2014 Board Meeting
Thu, May 08, 2014 Evaluation of Conflict Interventions: Challenges and Solutions (Presenter: Bruce Hemmer)
Wed, April 16, 2014 Board Meeting
Tue, April 15, 2014 Independent Evaluators Networking Dinner
Tue, February 25, 2014 Complexity-Aware Monitoring: Briefing on USAID’s New Discussion Note (Presenters: Heather Britt and Melissa Patsalides)
Wed, February 19, 2014 Board Meeting
Tue, January 28, 2014 Independent Evaluators Networking Dinner
Thu, January 23, 2014 Happy Hour at Bar Louie
Wed, January 15, 2014 Board Meeting
Wed, December 11, 2013 Holiday Party
Tue, November 12, 2013 Independent Evaluators Networking Dinner
Mon, October 21, 2013 Evaluating Complex Development Programs: Challenges and Promising Approaches (Presenter: Michael J. Bamberger)
Sat, October 19, 2013 AEA 2013: Annual Affiliate Breakfast
Thu, October 17, 2013 Arts Research & Evaluation Reception
Mon, October 14, 2013 Informal Dinner with Gail Barrington
Wed, September 18, 2013 Board Meeting
Wed, September 18, 2013 20 Years of GPRA: Can the 2010 Modernization Act Further Instill a Performance Culture in the Federal Government? (Panelists: Mallory Bulman, Laura Craig, Janice Latimer, Adam Miles, Daniel Ramsey, and Dan Webb; Moderator: Benjamin Licht)
Thu, September 12, 2013 EvaluationLive! (Presenter: Melanie Hwalek)
Wed, August 28, 2013 Facilitating Agencies' Use of Evaluations (Presenters: Stephanie Shipman, Valerie Caracelli, Richard Lucas)
Wed, August 21, 2013 Board Meeting
Tue, July 09, 2013 Monitoring Progress, Evaluating Programs, and Using Information in Complex, High-Threat Environments (Presenters: George Wilson)
Fri, June 14, 2013 Speed Networking and Happy Hour
Tue, June 11, 2013 Random Assignment (Presenter: Thomas D. Cook)
Thu, December 13, 2012 Holiday Party
Wed, November 30, 2011 Brownbag: Building a Framework for Performance Measurement at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (Presenter: Bill Watson)
Thu, April 02, 2009 Brownbag: Challenges in Evaluating the Effectiveness of Voluntary Programs: Case Studies from the EPA (Presenters Jeffrey Harris & Jill Ferguson)
Thu, February 19, 2009 Brownbag: Ethical Responsibilities in Evaluations with Diverse Populations: A Critical Race Theory (CRT) Perspective
Thu, February 19, 2009 Brownbag: Ethics and Program Evaluation: Grounded in Social Justice (Presenter: Donna Mertens)


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