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

      • 28 Oct 2018
      • 9:00 AM
      • 03 Nov 2018
      • 4:00 PM
      • Cleveland, OH

      Speaking Truth to Power

      Whether the origins of the phrase Speaking Truth to Power are an American Friends Service Committee’s 1955 pamphlet on nonviolence, a Quaker saying from the 18th Century, writings by civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, a speech by ACLU president Patrick Malin, or even plays by Sophocles or Shakespeare, it has been used by social justice activists, clergy, academics, journalists, politicians, and evaluators to describe taking a stand, speaking out.

      Join your evaluation colleagues in a lively, critical conversation about the role of evaluators and evaluation in Speaking Truth to Power.

      As you think about how you might contribute to this important dialogue, consider these questions as catalysts for consideration about presentations, panels, posters, and even performances and other creative session formats for Evaluation 2018:

      What responsibilities do we have as evaluators for Speaking Truth to Power? When? In what contexts or situations? With what consequences? At what risk or cost? To whom, with what expectations?

      What is power? Who has it, and how can they best be influenced? What is the power held by evaluators and evaluation?

      • What is truth? Whose truth? How can we best discover these truths?
      • And, what is speaking? Whispering? Public pronouncements? Influence? Activism? And by whom on behalf of whom?

      We look forward to engaging you in this important conversation at Evaluation 2018 in Cleveland, October 28 – November 3!

      More information available at 

      • 30 Oct 2018
      • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Cleveland, OH
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      Affiliate Dinner on Tuesday, October 30 

      Sausalito on Ninth

      The Ohio Program Evaluators’ Group is thrilled to be organizing this year’s LAC dinner that will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Sausalito on Ninth at 1390 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114. This is a couple of blocks from the conference site. Check out their menu on the web site: 

      This is a self pay event. You will be able to order off the regular menu. 

      Invitation is limited to two representatives per affiliate. Please use link to register.

      Please contact Tom Williams with questions: or 440-567-0931

      • 02 Nov 2018
      • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
      • Cleveland, OH
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      Affiliate Breakfast on Friday, November 2 

      Hilton – Superior Ballroom D 7a – 8a

      The Ohio Program Evaluators’ Group is thrilled to be hosting this year’s affiliate breakfast that will be held on Friday, November 2 at 7a – 8a. 

      Invitation is limited to two representatives per affiliate. Please use link to register.

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