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Hosted by the Minnesota Evaluation Association

Evaluation has been constructed over time to reflect what our society perceives as “mainstream.” As a field and profession, evaluation centers normative identities, problems, and solutions to the dominant narrative of merit and worth, which is rooted in white supremacy and colonialism. Communities that do not fit into this mold include LGBTQ2S+, persons with visible and invisible disabilities, immigrants and refugees, Indigenous, Black/African American, and other communities of color, and many others. Often, the identities, problems, and solutions from these communities are filtered and distilled to be palatable to the dominant culture of evaluation and maintain the status quo.

When we remove the filters, there is a vibrant array of voices, representation, innovation, and knowledge that has not been given the space to shine.

At the Minnesota Evaluation Association, we want to normalize evaluation without filters and encourage these voices and ideas to take up the space that they deserve and on their terms through their own lenses. We want to gather in a space that values story, emotions, mistakes, non-linearity, and critical thinking toward liberation. 

The high-level (un)conference agenda includes:

7:30-8:30 AM: Check-in and coffee networking 

8:30-9:30 AM: Opening plenary with Victoria Marie, Wachinhin Maza Winyan (Iron Plume Woman)

9:45-11:00 AM: Breakout sessions 1

11:15-12:15 PM: Lunch (provided with ticket)

12:30-1:45 PM: Breakout sessions 2

2:00-3:15 PM: Breakout sessions 3

3:30-4:30 PM: Closing plenary with Justin Terrell

4:30-6:00 PM: Networking

Breakout Sessions

EVALUATION (UN)FILTERED's breakout sessions focus on the themes of Growth Mindset & Being the Change, Co-Creation & Power-sharing, and Embodiment & Healing. 


Join us at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation for the in-person event. 

Members and nonmembers are invited to attend. Ticket prices are based on membership type and also include an option to contribute to a scholarship fund:

  • Non-members: $85

  • Professional and organizational members: $65

  • Student members: $35

We want this event to be accessible. Please email us at for a free scholarship fund ticket if the price of the event is preventing you from attending. 

The opening and closing plenary sessions are available online through a limited number of virtual-only tickets. Ticket prices are based on membership type: 

  • Non-members: $10

  • Professional, organizational, and student members: Free

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility in either format (e.g., language, sensory, visual interpreter, etc.), please contact

    Plenary Speakers




    AEA affiliate 
    since 2004

    Minnesota Evaluation Association

    P.O. Box 581114,

    Minneapolis, MN 55458



    Twitter: @mnevaluation

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