** Download the 2012 Unconference Summary White Paper **

The Day 1 Summary written by Nancy Carrillo outlines the sessions and speakers of the day.

If you attended any session listed below or you have thoughts on the subject, click on the title and feel free to share your experience, notes and comments.

8:00 am Check In • Ward Lobby (Beverages and light breakfast snacks available)
Networking Meet and Greet
9:00 am Opening Session (Introduction, Welcome, Agenda Building)
10:30 am Break and Refreshments
11:00 am Rotation 1
Reinvigorate community well-being through evaluation
Use of evidence and evaluation in budget proposals
Engage audiences with data visualization
Social marketing / Communications eval / Measurement
Return On Investment: Sin? Savior? Both? Neither?
12:00 pm Lunch (University outlets)
1:00 pm Rotation 2
Measuring compliance and enforcement
Evaluating International Collaboration
Fuzzy logic models
Environmental education programs: What are we measuring?
Inspiring interest and dedication to “the work”
Developmental evaluation
2:15 pm Break
2:45 pm Rotation 3
Evaluating landowner engagement at landscape scales: Wisconsin’s Driftless Forest Network
Future of evaluation
What is AEA’s role to support environmental consciousness and responsibility?
Increasing evaluation adoption
Evaluating public engagement online
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Debrief and Plan Day 2
5:00 pm Evening Reception (Abramson Family Founders Room, School of International Service Building)

The Day 2 Summary written by Ken Stricklett outlines the sessions and speakers of the day.

If you attended any session listed below or you have thoughts on the subject, click on the title and feel free to share your experience, notes and comments.

8:00 am Continental Outside Ward 1
9:00 am Keynote and Discussion in Ward 1
10:15 am Break (Review agenda, quench thirst, network)
10:30 am Opening Session in Ward 1 (Agenda revisions/additions)
11:00 am Rotation 4
AU Sustainability Tour & Brainstorm
Gap in Our Theory
Environmental Education: Aggregating what we know into transferable knowledge
  Climate Change Eval
Evaluation of Unintended Consequences
12:00 pm Lunch (University outlets)
1:00 pm Rotation 5
Low Cost No Cost Tech Tools
Fidelity Confounds in Experimental Design
  Evaluating Fishery Performance
Land Use Change
NOAA’s Evaluation Framework
2:00 pm Break
2:30 pm Rotation 6
Designing Regulations with Evaluation Built-In
Expanding Cost-Benefit to Consider Difficult Effects
Perspectives in Environmental Education
The Future of EEN
3:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Debrief and Future Planning (till 4:30 pm)

Join over 200 colleagues July 18 and 19 at American University in Washington, DC for the US Environmental Evaluators Network Forum Unconference.

What are the responsibilities and opportunities for environmental evaluation to serve the public good? What facilitates and what impedes the discipline of evaluation and its practitioners in achieving environmental ‘public goodness’? How should ‘public good’ even be defined? These are some of the questions we hope you will help us wrestle with at the 7th annual US Environmental Evaluators Network Forum.

The US EEN and the American Evaluation Association (AEA) are hosting the event as an ‘unconference.’ This format is participant driven, lively, and creative. Participants in the unconference determine its content during the event!

Are you working with or in an agency or organization that implements environmental programs and policies? Do you evaluate environmental programs and/or policies? Are you concerned about evaluation being used for the public good? This event is for you.

Our goal is to connect you with other innovative environmental evaluators to share experiences and ideas, explore new trends and opportunities, and brainstorm out-of-the-box solutions to the challenges we’re all facing.

View pictures from the 2012 EEN Unconference!

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