Welcome to the International and Cross Cultural Evaluation (ICCE) Topical Interest Group (TIG) Homepage! 

The ICCE TIG aims to share lessons and experiences from/with evaluators around the world.

As a TIG, we foster idea exchange amongst AEA members on topics related to international and cross-cultural evaluation. The ICCE TIG is one of the largest at AEA averaging over 600 members across 36 countries.

Our TIG supports efforts such as the International Travel Awards, International Buddy Program, ICCE conference sessions, an AEA365 week, and other events as identified by our members. Membership to the ICCE TIG is open to any AEA member.

We welcome you to join us in having these important conversations!


ICCE TIG Activities Related to the Annual AEA Conference

AEA Annual Conference: Each year AEA members present on international and cross-cultural evaluation topics at the AEA conference. In 2022, the conference is being held in-person November 7-12 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The call for the proposals closed on April 22nd and accepted abstracts were announced in July/August. More information about the conference can be found here.  

Annual TIG Meeting: Each year around the time of the conference the ICCE TIG holds an annual meeting with its members to discuss the year’s past TIG events and plan for the coming year. The 2022 meeting will be held virtually, on November 15 from 5-7pm Eastern. 

International Buddy Program: Through this program we connect international, first-time conference attendees with US-based evaluators with conference experience. The objective is to provide an opportunity for both evaluators to share experiences and to ensure that our international participants feel welcomed at the conference. 

Silent Action: At the annual AEA conference, attendees contribute items from around the world for participants to bid on. This is a great opportunity to network and socialize and bid on great books, novelties, and foods from around the world. Proceeds from the auction go to support the International Travel Awards. We are always looking for more fun items, so join us and bring something fun for the auction! More information on this event is included in the conference program.

International Travel Awards: Thanks to the proceeds from the Silent Auction, the ICEE TIG, in collaboration with AEA, grants several travel awards to first-time international participants to attend the AEA conference. Look for the annual email announcement from AEA for more details on how to apply for this program.

Other ICCE TIG Activities

ICCE Posts on AEA365: Each year the ICCE TIG contributes a week of blogs on AEA365. Take a look here to read through the learnings on international and cross-cultural evaluation that our members have been sharing. If you are interested in contributing, please email the ICCE Chair.

Quarterly TIG Leadership Calls: The ICCE Chairs participate in quarterly calls with AEA and other TIG leadership. Through these calls we help advocate for our TIG members’ needs and interests as well as stay abreast of information and updates from AEA.

TIG Leadership Participation in the International Working Group: The ICCE Chair serves as a member of AEA’s International Working Group (IWG). The IWG advises AEA’s Executive Director on international issues and informs AEA policies that affect international members and conference participants. The IWG also helps support AEA’s International Engagement Strategy.

Other Ad hoc TIG Activities: Throughout the year we may hold additional activities for ICCE TIG members such as panel discussions, conference brainstorming sessions, or networking events. These events are dependent upon member interest and ideas for the upcoming year are usually discussed in the annual TIG meeting. In 2022 we held a pre-conference brainstorming session where we shared conference session ideas and shared more about the TIG activities for the year. See here for slides from that meeting.


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