The theme for the conference is “How Will You Shine Your Light?” in Evaluation Practice? Virtual Conference FAQs
From the conference website:
For the 2020 annual AEA conference, I am asking proposal submitters to think about her/his/their expression of light through their evaluation practice. Ask yourself, “How am I shining my light?” in my work. Is it through making sure all stakeholder voices are included, particularly those who are often in the dark? Is it through shining light on the historical imperative associated with certain evaluation methods/practices? Is it through illuminating new levels of rigor that can be associated with many evaluation methods/practices? Is it by shining the light on the pathway to evaluation for new professionals? Is it by creating new evaluation theories, methods, or practices? Pose your own questions around how you are shining your light in evaluation practice.