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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

      • 03 May 2024
      • Capital University, Harry C. Moores Student Union, 745 Pleasant Ridge Ave. Columbus, OH 43209

      Evaluation is a cornerstone of evidence-based decision-making in the dynamic landscape of the 21st century. Evaluation design lies at the heart of this endeavor, providing the frameworks through which we systematically assess and inform the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of interventions, programs, and policies. The design needs we have as evaluators continues to evolve with rapid technological advancements and complex societal challenges. This OPEG Exchange serves to advance our methodology and practice of evaluation design to meet the moment.

      This exchange is an in-person event designed for all experience levels of evaluators. Please register by April 30.

      When: May 3, 2024, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM ET

      Where: Capital University, Harry C. Moores Student Union, 745 Pleasant Ridge Ave. Columbus, OH 43209

      Registration by April 30 (lunch is included with registration):

      $25 for student members

      $50 for general members and fellow AEA affiliate members 

      $75 for non-members

      Registration on or after May 1:

      $75 for all participants


      8:45 AM  Registration/ Check In  Open and Coffee Available

      9:30 AM    Welcome 

      9:15 AM Breakout Sessions

      A. Evaluation Design Workshop 

      Bring examples of your current evaluation design challenges.  Work with facilitators and fellow participants to co-create design updates based on best practices.

      B.  Trending Topics

      Are you curious about artificial intelligence in evaluation design? Are you wanting to maximize your cultural responsiveness in your evaluation approach?  How are you considering design with public policy related evaluation? Participate in sessions to share the latest on these topics. 

      11:45 AM - OPEG Board Business Meeting

      Ohio Program Evaluator's Group will hold it's annual business meeting

      12:15 PM Lunch 

      We will have table hosts to talk about careers in evaluation during lunch. 

      1:30  PM  Cultivating Our Network.

      The fun of meeting in person is to connect with other people in attendance. Let’s make sure to connect through some interactive exercises.

      2:00 PM Poster and Exhibit Session  

      Let’s see what is happening in the field with poster presentations. OPEG welcomes any emerging or current evaluator to submit a poster idea by April 22 so that we can reserve space for you:

      3:30 PM  Conclusion

      • 15 May 2024
      The 4th International Conference on AI Research (ICAIR) that highlights AI and educational research and evaluation is requesting presentation proposal.

      When: December 5-6, 2024

      Where: Lisbon, Portugal

      Submission details:

      In the first instance a 300 word abstract is required, to be received by 15th May 2024.

      Submissions must be made using the online submission form at

      If you have any questions about this track, please email the mini track chair:

      See more about ICAIR at

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