Repositioning Culture in Evaluation and Assessment

The Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment (CREA) is pleased to announce that registration is open for our Inaugural Conference!

“Repositioning Culture in Evaluation and Assessment”

April 21-23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois

Hosted by the College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Keynote speakers include:

Eric Jolly
President, Science Museum of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN)

Rodney Hopson
Immediate Past-President, American Evaluation Association (AEA) Duquesne University (Pittsburg, PA)

Maria Araceli Ruiz-Primo
Director, School Research Center and the Laboratory of Educational Assessment, Research, and InnovatioN (LEARN) University of Colorado-Denver

The conference will also include two invited panels entitled “Perspectives on Repositioning Cultural in Evaluation and Assessment” featuring past presidents of AEA and American Educational Research Association, including: 

  • Jennifer Greene (AEA, University of Illinois)
  • Karen Kirkhart (AEA, Syracuse University)
  • Gloria Ladson-Billings (AERA, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Carol Lee (AERA, Northwestern University)
  • William Tate (AERA, Washington University in St. Louis)

In addition to the above noted internationally renowned scholars, we are pleased to offer a diverse conference schedule that includes more than 120 papers, roundtables and symposia representing scholars, researchers, and practitioners from the U.S. as well as seven non-U.S. countries and indigenous nations. (

Registration includes the opening plenary session and reception at the Chicago Cultural Center on Sunday, April 21 and all sessions at the Palmer House Hilton on Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23. The reception will consist of light appetizers and an open bar. The fee also covers plenary luncheons on both Monday and Tuesday. Reduced registration rates are available to currently enrolled graduate student in order to encourage their participation.

All participants should register before March 20 to avoid late registration rates. More information on Registration can be found at note there will be no onsite registration.

Accommodations: A limited number of rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Palmer House Hilton special conference rate. Room reservations MUST be made through a dedicated website – to reserve your room please visit Please note that Chicago is host to a large, city-wide conference April 22-25, 2013, so conference attendees needing hotel accommodations should reserve lodging early.

We hope to see you in April!