Evaluation 2013 starts tomorrow (well, I guess it started yesterday but the main event starts tomorrow). I kept my presentation schedule light this year; one think tank session on blogging and one session as chair/discussant on a data visualization multi-paper. Which should leave me some time to cartoon.
If you’re new to the blog, last year I cartooned the American Evaluation Association conference. I plan to do it again so you’ll notice the posting frequency go up for just a few days (conference ends on Saturday).
My hope this year is to find ways to project discussion outward. So going beyond just documenting the event. Wish me luck and please provide feedback.
Instead of a traditional preview, here are 5 things I’m anticipating at this year’s event.
High attendance and evaluation star systems
Looking at all the names of presenters, and in a city filled with evaluators, I’m guessing this thing is going to be pretty heavily attended. This should lead to the development of star systems caused by evaluators being pulled in by the gravity of their evaluation heroes.
Talk of the government shutdown
Hey everyone, come to DC where all the museums are closed! We’ll stay right next to the zoo (but sorry, that will be closed too).
I’ll be recognized by someone I don’t know
Evaluation is a way of life
Bringing a new blogger online
Every year I seem to be able to convince at least one evaluator to start blogging. I want to continue that streak.
What are you anticipating?
Will you be in attendance? What are you expecting to find at the DC Hilton? Let me know in the comments.
If you’re a tweeter, I’ll be using #eval13 over the next several days.