E-mail us at alaskaeval@gmail.com

Welcome to the Alaska Evaluation Network (AKEN)!

AKEN was founded in 2011 as a professional network for individuals interested in or engaged in the evaluation programs in Alaska.  AKEN provides:

  1. Bimonthly programs on evaluation topics, also made available via telephone or webinar for members outside of Anchorage;
  2. Opportunities to connect with other evaluators in Alaska;
  3. Local Jobs/RFP announcements to members;
  4. Links to evaluation resources

Upcoming events

    • 16 Apr 2021
    • (AKDT)
    • 30 Apr 2021
    • (AKDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 97

    The Alaska Evaluation Network Virtual Speaker Series is an opportunity to learn and to share ideas and network with evaluators across Alaska. This speaker series is in lieu of the 2021 in-person Alaska evaluation conference. We hope you will join us!

    It is free to attend the sessions. If you are not a current member of AKEN, we ask you to consider becoming a member of AKEN. 

    Sessions will take place on Fridays April 16, 23, and 30 from 12-1:30pm. All sessions will be on Zoom (link provided in confirmation and reminder emails). Tentative details for each session are listed below.  

    April 16 - Data Visualization with Stephanie Evergreen

    Join Stephanie Evergreen, PhD, author of Effective Data Visualization, for a live graph makeover. Stephanie will walk through her approach and step-by-step redesign of a graph submitted by an AKEN member. 

    April 23 - Ignite presentations 

    Up to 8 Alaska researchers and evaluators will be selected to each present 20 powerpoint slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds. Topics will be varied based on presenter and Q&A will follow. More details will be posted after proposals are selected. 

    April 30 - Birds of a Feather discussions 

    This session is an opportunity for exchanging ideas and networking. Given the current landscape and work environment, the proposed theme for this session is around strategies, practices, and considerations for research/evaluation work during the pandemic and post-pandemic world. Two to Three Alaska researchers and evaluators will be selected to lead these discussions. This session will use breakout rooms. More details will be posted after proposals are selected.

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