About Our Conferences

OPEG is dedicated to providing educational experiences for our members and Evaluators throughout the region.  We hold three scheduled conferences each year.  

  • The Summer Stats Series provides training in specific statistical methods in an intense, limited capacity setting.The Summer Stats program provides free advanced statistics training opportunities and is open for members only. 
  • The Spring Exchange highlights a keynote speaker on a current topic of interest in evaluation, opportunities for OPEG members to share their evaluation work, the election of new Board members, and presentation of awards for contribution to both the field of evaluation and for service to OPEG. Check the event calendar to find out the year's theme and any particular year's criteria. Members are encouraged to submit abstracts for review.
  • The Fall Workshop features invited presenters to provide methodology, techniques, and technology to help evaluators improve skills and keep up with changes in evaluation practice.
See our Upcoming events listing below.  We are happy to share events from all over the region that may be of interest to our members.  Please let OPEG Board of Directors know know about any upcoming events you would like to list.

    Would you like to attend our Spring Exchange but need to get your employer to agree?  Download a copy of our letter explaining why attending will benefit both you and your employer!

    Organizations that require an updated W9 form for payment may download one here.

    Upcoming events

      • 04 Mar 2021
      • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)

      Please join OPEG for a Virtual Meet-up on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 5:00PM to 6:00PM. At this Meet-up, we will network with fellow evaluators, share stories and lessons learned, and talk about our hopes for the future.

      This FREE event is members-only, and registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact us at

      • 31 Mar 2021
      • (EDT)

      NEO evaluators Colleen Mackey and Sarah Dunifon are seeking two or three collaborative individuals who are interested in joining a mastermind group of evaluation professionals committed to helping each other grow and succeed. 

      A mastermind group is a peer-to-peer mentoring concept used to help members solve their problems with input and advice from other group members. This group will be based on the model used in the Independent Consulting TIG of AEA. 

      Who is a good fit?

      • You're a solopreneur, a consultant, or a business owner selling evaluation services
      • You'd like to workshop ideas, get feedback, and help other evaluation professionals succeed
      • You can commit to monthly hour-long sessions for six months to build accountability and community within the group

      What will you get from joining? 

      • Solutions and ideas
      • Shared learning
      • Increased confidence
      • Accountability
      • Motivation
      • Community

      For more information, contact Colleen Mackey ( or Sarah Dunifon (

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