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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

      • 31 Mar 2023

      Are you working in a school or district that wants to learn more about using evidence-based interventions (EBIs) to improve learning outcomes? Are you a faculty member interested in teaching this topic or working more effectively with your local school/district?

      Evidence Based Intervention Training for Education Program (EBITE) seeks to build the capacity of leaders in education to select and implement evidence-based interventions. They are currently in the stages of national recruitment and are hoping to get the word out to as many interested individuals and organizations as possible. 

      Please see the attached flyer about this no-cost training program. 



      • 03 Apr 2023

      Independent Consulting Workshop Series. Laura Keene and I will be providing a 6 part workshop series on independent consulting on Monday afternoons, April 3 - May 8.

      This will be a much more in depth series of sessions than what we offer as a pre-conference workshop at the AEA Conference or through the material for the IC Topic Chats. Because this will be spread out over 6 weeks, it also will give you time to think and reflect on the material as well as build out a business plan using our provided template. (Email me if you want the business plan template and I will send it to you regardless of whether you want to register.)

      We are providing a $50 discount to evaluation affiliate members if they register as an "Affiliate Member" and Use code: "LAC2023".

      Check out this link to learn more:

      • 12 Apr 2023

      ARC is seeking proposals from qualified researchers and consultants to conduct an analysis of worker displacement in the Appalachian Region over the past decade. 

      Analysis of data from the Displaced Worker Survey, along with other relevant data sources, will inform a report that provides a nuanced view of worker displacement throughout the region, including how experiences vary based on geography, industry employed, and worker characteristics.  

      Required deliverables include:

      • Final report that includes extensive analysis and discussion, as well as compelling visuals;  
      • Staff presentation, which may be conducted virtually;   
      • Edited datasets and results of statistical analyses; 
      • Underlying GIS files for all maps included in the report. 

      Key dates are outlined below. 

      • Open Date: March 1, 2023  
      • Proposals Due: April 12, 2023
      • Selection Date: May 5, 2023
      • Contract Period: May 10, 2023 - June 30, 2024

      See the FULL REPORT here:

      If you have questions, please reach out. Kostas Skordas, Director, Research and Evaluation, 

      • 22 Apr 2023
      Title / Position:  Jr Research Associate, UC Evaluation Services Center, CECH, Hybrid
      Organization: University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center
      Location:  Cincinnati, Ohio
      Hours / Full or Part Time:  Full-time 
      Time period (e.g., permanent, 2-year contract, etc.): Permanent
      Description of position:  

      The University of Cincinnati Evaluation Services Center (UCESC) is hiring!  UCESC is seeking a full-time Jr Research Associate to co-lead and/or assist with community-based evaluation projects that change lives and systems using equitable research methodologies and evaluation practices. The Jr Research Associate will serve as a liaison with community-based partners to ensure that evaluation results are useful and represent the voices and perspectives of diverse stakeholders.  A few benefits and details to note: 

      • Competitive Starting Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000, dependent on the candidate’s education and experience 
      • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
      • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents. 
      • Interested and qualified applicants must apply online
      Education / experience requirements:
      • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g., evaluation, education, statistics, data sciences, public health, psychology, or sociology)
      • Experience in related field, process, or discipline.

      Contact person & information: Rachel Smith, Hiring Coordinator,

      Deadline for submission:  Open until filled
      Posting end date:  April 22, 2023

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