Coffee Break

AEA Coffee Break Webinars (CBD)

We're pleased to offer a series of short coffee-break-length demonstrations of 20-minutes each that introduce tools of use to evaluators.

Via this site, you can view and PREregister for upcoming webinars (below) or sign in and go to the Webinars eLibrary to download archived recordings of previous Coffee Break Demonstrations.

If you are not a member, and would like to participate in the Coffee Break webinars, we offer multiple membership options that will allow you to register for any Coffee Break webinars that you wish for one year from the month of payment. The regular e-membership is $85 and gives you access to each coffee break webinar for free.  This is discounted to $30 for full-time students. These e-memberships include electronic only access to four journals. To upgrade and get one-year access to all of AEA's coffee breaks, please click here to join or contact Zachary Grays in the AEA office at

Upcoming Coffee Break Demonstrations

CBD186: Social Network Analysis of Lobbying Behavior and Strategies - John Burrett

Scheduled Thursday, July 24, 2014, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EDT
This presentation provides an example of applications of social network analysis.  In this case, we show how SNA can reveal different patterns of lobbying of Government of Canada officials, by different organizations, of differing types, focusing for example on the subjects of energy and international trade.  Both are pretty interesting in the Canadian context, because you have the energy industry versus environmental lobbyists, and in trade, you have, in particular, the dairy and livestock industries trying to maintain their trade protections.  Social network maps, along with analytical graphics in Tableau, can effectively show differences in strategies, and to my point of view, differing levels of expertise in government relations.

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CBD187: Interactive Data Visualization - Chris Lysy

Scheduled Thursday, July 31, 2014, 2:00 - 2:20 PM EDT
The context for a single measure lives in disaggregated data.  Yet with standard reporting techniques this context is often undeliverable to large audiences.  This presentation will provide a visual story on the creation of an interactive tool in Tableau designed to deliver context.  It will touch on the differences between static visuals and interactives while discussing an approach grounded in Ben Shneiderman’s visual information seeking mantra.     

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