Connect. Learn. Community.


  • 26 Sep 2023
  • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy N, St Paul, MN 55104
  • 114



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. The identities, problems, and solutions from communities that don’t fit this mold are filtered and distilled to be palatable to the dominant culture of evaluation and maintain the status quo.

Removing these filters reveals a vibrant array of voices, representation, innovation, and knowledge that have not been given the space to shine.

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

Join us at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation on Tuesday, September 26, 2023 for  EVALUATION (UN)FILTERED. This registration is for the in-person event only. The option to participate in the plenary sessions virtually is available here.

The (un)conference will have ample space for gathering and sharing learning, reflection, and engagement around three themes:

  1. Co-creation & Power-sharing. Inspiring, connecting, educational, perception-shifting.

  2. Embodiment & Healing. Grounding, engaging all senses, integrative, holistic, playful, emotional release (laughter, crying, etc.).

  3. Growth Mindset & Being the Change. Reflective, accountability, radical engagement, walking the talk.

The high-level (un)conference agenda includes:

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

8:30-9:30 AM: Opening plenary

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

4:30-6:00 PM: Networking

Learn more about the conference and call for proposals and keep your eyes open for speaker and session announcements.

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

A virtual plenary only option is available for those unable to join in-person.

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

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

In addition, we will have a COVID-19 policy for attendance which can be viewed here.

You must purchase a ticket by Thursday, September 15th to attend this event.  A limited number of tickets will be sold for the event; cancellations are allowed up to five days before the event. If we reach the max amount of guests, those on the waitlist will be invited to purchase a ticket if one becomes available.

Please send questions to the MNEA board at 



AEA affiliate 
since 2004

Minnesota Evaluation Association

P.O. Box 581114,

Minneapolis, MN 55458



Twitter: @mnevaluation

MNEA is a 501(c)6 organization 

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