Who Should Attend

The conference is intended for a broad audience, including State and local government administrators, Federal officials and policymakers, and researchers. While conference sessions focused on research and evaluation, they have policy and practice applications. A number of sessions were designed to support policymakers and practitioners in understanding, developing, and applying research, and several sessions spoke to the direct needs of practitioners. Attendees at the 2016 conference came from the Federal government, nonprofits, universities, research firms, State and local governments, and philanthropy.