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    • Mon, December 16, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St. NW, Washington DC. Metro: Metro Center (red-orange-blue-silver), Gallery Place (green-yellow)
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    Washington Evaluators invites you to the 2019 Holiday Party! 

    This year’s party is co-sponsored by our colleagues from

    The Evaluators' Institute (TEI


    Join fellow evaluators and guests for an evening of good company, hors d'oeuvres, and holiday cheer. This is an opportunity to renew connections, meet fellow researchers and evaluators with shared interests, and celebrate the year's accomplishments. 

    Please note: This event is not wheelchair accessible. If you need assistance going up and down a flight of stairs, let us know at registration. 

    WHEN: Monday December 16, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm

    WHERE: Old Ebbitt Grill- Cabinet Room, 675 15th St. NW, Washington DC 20005

    Metro Station: Metro Center (red, orange, blue, silver lines); Gallery Place (green, yellow lines)

    Registration: Members: $15, Guests $20; Non-members: $25. To take advantage of member pricing for this event, please sign up as a member here before registering for this event. 

      Advance registration and online payment are strongly encouraged.  

      Questions? Contact us at programs@washingtonevaluators.org.

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    Thu, November 14, 2019 Meet up at AEA
    Tue, November 05, 2019 Webinar: Building Collaborative Evaluations in the Military from Stakeholder Analysis, Julianne Rush-Manchester
    Sun, November 03, 2019 Tour on Women's Right to Vote and Civil Rights Movements at the National Portrait Gallery
    Tue, October 22, 2019 Member Discount: Introduction to R Workshop
    Sat, October 19, 2019 Social Event: Cleveland Park hike followed by drinks and food
    Wed, October 16, 2019 Meet the Candidates for WE Board
    Thu, September 26, 2019 Webinar: R for the Rest of Us Roadshow
    Wed, September 25, 2019 Discussion Panel: So You Want to Be a Consultant?
    Sun, September 22, 2019 Social Event: Sugarloaf hike plus wine and food
    Wed, September 18, 2019 September 2019 WE Board Meeting
    Wed, August 21, 2019 CANCELLED: August 2019 WE Board Meeting
    Wed, August 21, 2019 Webinar: Towards Operationalizing the Made in Africa Evaluation Agenda
    Wed, August 14, 2019 Field Trip: Evidence-Based Decision Making in Pedestrian Safety
    Thu, July 25, 2019 Webinar: Demo of the Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse
    Wed, July 24, 2019 Deep Dive: Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation (CREE)
    Wed, July 17, 2019 TEI Spotlight on: Women’s Economic Empowerment
    Thu, July 11, 2019 Predictive Analytics and the Future of Evaluation
    Sat, June 29, 2019 Tour of Exhibits on Vietnam War and Refugees
    Wed, June 19, 2019 WE Post-Board Meeting Dinner (June 2019)
    Wed, June 19, 2019 June 2019 WE Board Meeting
    Sat, June 15, 2019 Washington Evaluators Summer Party
    Tue, June 11, 2019 InterAction Forum 2019
    Thu, May 23, 2019 Sine Qua Non Dinner, Falls Church VA
    Thu, May 09, 2019 Deep Dive: Evaluation for Use, Not for Proof, Cheryl Abram
    Wed, May 01, 2019 Deep Dive: Program Evaluation Theory and Practice, Donna Mertens
    Fri, April 26, 2019 Brown Bag: Causal Link Monitoring, Heather Britt
    Sat, April 20, 2019 Guided Tour of Enduring Ideals: Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms
    Wed, April 17, 2019 WE Post-Board Meeting Dinner (April 2019)
    Wed, April 17, 2019 April 2019 WE Board Meeting
    Wed, April 17, 2019 CANCELLED: Building Collaborative Evaluations from Stakeholder Analysis, Stephen Axelrad and Julianne Manchester
    Fri, April 12, 2019 Happy Hour w/ DC Consortium Student Conference-**BINDAAS**another location change**
    Wed, March 27, 2019 Field Trip: Pathways to Housing DC
    Sun, March 24, 2019 Visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
    Wed, March 20, 2019 March 2019 WE Virtual Board Meeting
    Thu, March 14, 2019 Achieving Evaluation Influence: Guiding Effective Program Development - Brown Bag with Dr. Gary Henry
    Thu, February 28, 2019 Meet 'n Greet with AEA President Tessie Catsambas
    Thu, February 21, 2019 Deep Dive with Cheryl Abram
    Wed, February 20, 2019 CANCELLED: February 2019 WE Board Meeting
    Wed, February 13, 2019 Sine Qua Non Dinner: Georgia Ave-Petworth
    Sun, February 10, 2019 Guided Tour: Renwick Gallery
    Tue, January 22, 2019 Independent Consultants Networking Dinner
    Wed, January 16, 2019 WE Post-Board Meeting Dinner (January 2019)
    Wed, January 16, 2019 January 2019 WE Board Meeting
    Sun, January 06, 2019 (Canceled) Guided Tour: Renwick Gallery
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    Wed, December 12, 2018 Washington Evaluators Annual Holiday Party
    Tue, November 20, 2018 Meet the Candidates for WE Board
    Wed, November 14, 2018 November 2018 WE Board Meeting
    Tue, November 13, 2018 Sine Qua Non Dinner, Arlington, VA
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    Wed, October 31, 2018 AEA Annual Conference: Evaluation 2018
    Thu, October 18, 2018 When Theory Follows Program: Developing an Ex-Post Theory of Change
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    Wed, June 27, 2018 Washington Evaluators Board Meeting
    Wed, May 23, 2018 WE Virtual Board Meeting - 5/23/2018
    Fri, May 04, 2018 Happy Hour w/ DC Consortium Student Conference at Oh George!, Fairfax, VA
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    Wed, April 25, 2018 Washington Evaluators Board Meeting
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    Wed, March 21, 2018 March 21, 2018 Washington Evaluators Board Meeting
    Fri, March 02, 2018 WE Members-Only Happy Hour!
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    Sun, December 10, 2017 Sine Qua Non Dinner: Fairfax
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    Fri, November 10, 2017 2017 AEA Affiliate Breakfast-Limit 2 Representatives Per Affiliate
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    Tue, November 07, 2017 2017 AEA Affiliate Leadership Dinner-AFFILIATE OFFICERS/BOARD MEMBERS ONLY
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    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
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    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)
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    Thu, September 14, 2017 Coffee Break Webinar: EvalAction 2017
    Wed, September 13, 2017 Take me out to the ball game: Baseball at Nationals Park
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    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
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    Thu, July 27, 2017 Sine Qua Non Dinner: Arlington
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    Wed, June 21, 2017 June 2017 Virtual WE Board Meeting
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    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
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    Fri, March 10, 2017 Panel Discussion: Evaluation Policies and Approaches Across Administrations
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    Mon, January 30, 2017 AEA Dialogue on Race and Class in America
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    Wed, November 16, 2016 WE Board Meeting
    Mon, October 24, 2016 AEA Annual Conference: Evaluation 2016
    Wed, October 19, 2016 WE Board Meeting-October
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    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
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    Wed, June 22, 2016 Visiting Evaluator Seminar: Knowledge Brokering: Effectively Transferring Research Results into Policy Practice with Karol Olejniczak
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    Fri, November 20, 2015 Brown Bag: Importance of Systematic Reviews with Howard White
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    Tue, July 07, 2015 Networking Dinner
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    Wed, June 17, 2015 WE Board June Meeting
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    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)
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    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
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    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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