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 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.

    • 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. 

    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 Administraive Coordinator Barbara Krannich 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.

    The OPEG Board wishes to thank everyone that attended the 2018 Spring Exchange in May. 

    OPEG Member Jan Noga receives the Evaluation Recognition Award.

    Our keynote speaker was James W. Altschuld, Professor Emeritus of Education Studies at the Ohio State University and former OPEG president.
      AEA President Leslie Goodyear welcomes everyone to the Exchange.
       2018 Spring Exchange attendees.

    OPEG reserves the right to edit or refuse submissions.

    Upcoming events

      • 26 Sep 2019
      • 27 Sep 2019
      • Boston, MA

       Join us for the 12th Annual Public Performance Conference. Taking place September 26th-27th, 2019 in Boston, the event’s purpose is to examine and discuss pioneering performance management models and innovative uses of data in the adoption and implementation of compelling public sector practices.


      We also welcome submissions from your membership to present at the conference; the attached flyer contains a link to the call for proposals, along with further conference details and a coupon code for 20% of registration.

      NCPP Conference 2019.pdf

      • 27 Sep 2019
      • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Ohio University in Athens, Ohio
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      We continue with this year’s theme of Driving Change. The focus is on providing attendees with methodologies, strategies, and other resources that will aid in the evaluative process.

      We are happy to announce our Keynote will be Dr. John H. Hitchcock!

      Presenting: Using a Mixed Methods Perspective and Large Datasets to Address the Tensions between Internal and External Validity: Implications for Program Evaluation in Rural Schools

      John H. Hitchcock is a principal associate in the Social and Economic Policy division of Abt Associates. He has held tenured faculty appointments at Ohio University and at Indiana University. At each university, he also served as a director of a research center. He earned a PhD in educational psychology, a certificate of advanced study in applied research focusing on program evalua­tion, and a master’s degree in educational psychology and statistics from the University at Albany, State University of New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Evansville. Hitchcock focuses on developing mixed methods research applications, eval­uating interventions designed for children with special learning needs, and research syntheses. To date, he has served as a co–principal investigator on four randomized controlled trials (RCTs), helped the U.S. Department of Education develop standards for evaluating the causal validity of single-case research designs, coauthored more than 50 scholarly works (peer-reviewed journal articles, books, national technical reports, and book chapters), and presented research at conferences more than 125 times. He is currently a co-PI on three RCTs, each of which are testing interventions for children with special learning needs and serves as a co-lead of the What Works Clearinghouse review of interventions designed to yield supportive leaning environments. Hitchcock has coauthored grant and contract applications that have led to more than $10 million in funding from federal, state, philanthropic, and international agencies. He has served as an associate editor or board member for School Psychology Review since 2011 and is currently co-editor in chief of the newly developed International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches. 

      (Fees increase after September 13, 2019.)


      • 18 Oct 2019
      • Indianapolis, IN

      Keynote Leslie Goodyear, PhD

      American Evaluation Association (AEA) Immediate Past President

      Evaluation Essentials: Evidence, Ethics, and Equity

      Conference Sessions

      Concurrent sessions will cover a range of evaluation best practices, approaches to communicating findings, data collection and metrics, data visualization, stakeholder engagement strategies, and quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

      Registration Now Open!

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