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Abt Global is a proud sponsor of the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) Annual 2023 Conference. This year’s theme, The Power of Story in Evaluation, provides our experts an opportunity to share Abt’s latest research, monitoring, and evaluation methods and findings.  From state-of-the-art impact evaluations to varied approaches to research analysis, we raise the bar as we strive to improve public policies worldwide.

Connect with Us

Stop by booth #1 to speak with our experts, or join us during the following presentations:

Poster Exhibit and Meet the Authors Reception

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET


  • Experimental Evaluation Design for Program Improvement (SAGE, 2020)
  • Social Experiments in Practice: The What, Why, When, where, and How of Experimental Design and Analysis (editor; Wiley, 2017)
  • American Public Policy: An Introduction (11th ed; Cenage, 2017)

POSTER: Applying Culturally Responsive and Equitable Evaluation (CREE) Principles to Systematic Evidence Reviews: From Theory to Practice
Abt Authors: Dr. Rucha Londhe, Allan Porowski, Dr. Melanie Ward

POSTER: Reaching the Finish Line: Impacts of Coaching on College Completion
Abt Author and Presenter: Kelly Lack

Panels and Workshops

Thursday, October 12, 2023
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ET
Meet the Editors: Learn About the What, Why and How of Peer-Reviewed Evaluation Journals
Abt Chair: Dr. Laura Peck

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET
Visualizing Evaluation Theory: Trees, Periodic Tables, Metro Maps and Beyond
Abt Chair: Dr. Sebastian Lemire
Abt Presenters: Dr. Katrina Bledsoe (Making Evaluation Theory Accessible), Dr. Sebastian Lemire (Mapping the Landscape of Evaluation Theory: Tables, Trees, and Metro Maps)

Friday, October 13, 2023
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ET
Why & How to Be a Journal Reviewer: Plus Announcement of the AJE Excellence in Reviewing Awards!
Abt Presenter and Facilitator: Dr. Laura Peck

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET
How We Model Matters: Visualizing Program Theories
Abt Chair: Dr. Sebastian Lemire
Abt Presenters: Dr. Kaity Mumma (Mapping Minds and Relations in Program Theories), Allan Porowski (Capturing Complexity in Program Theories), Dr. Sebastian Lemire (Stacking, Nesting, and Integrating Program Theories)

Saturday, October 14, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET
Equity-focused and trauma-informed data collection in evaluation research: Telling a powerful story
Abt presenters: Dr. Katrina Bledsoe, Dr. Rucha Londhe, Dr. Melanie Ward

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ET
Improving our Collective Story through Greater Inclusion in Publishing
Abt Discussant: Dr. Laura Peck

Indianapolis, IN