Panel Discussion:
Encouraging Use – Presenting Data in Creative and Compelling Ways

July 10, 2017

5:30-6:30 Reception (EST)
6:30-8:00 Panel Discussion

Nobody wants to read another 100 page evaluation report that is crammed with words and a few lonely charts and graphs. As evaluators, we put valuable time and effort into perfecting our designs and approach. We get just the right experts into place to collect and analyze data, but in the end we more often than not end up generating long reports that get placed on a shelf (or in an online repository) and quickly forgotten. The quantity of information out there and the many competing demands for people’s time and attention can be overwhelming. In order to get people interested and excited about our evaluation findings, we need more efficient and creative means of communicating our data and results. This panel will showcase how web design, data visualizations and multimedia products can be used to take your reporting and dissemination efforts to the next level.


  • Stephanie Evergreen (TEI faculty and Heavy Hitter at Evergreen Data/Consulting)
  • Mike Shoag (Managing Director of Government Services at Forum One)
  • Tessie Catsambas (TEI faculty and CEO of EnCompass LLC)
  • Introduction/Chair: Beeta Tahmassebi (TEI Director of Operations)


Rockville Hilton, Potomac Ballroom
(Conveniently off the DC Metro Red Line, Twinbrook Station*)
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

*Note–The DC Metro has scheduled single-tracking on the Red Line during the period of this event, so check travel times to Twinbrook Station in advance.

Attendance is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to save your seat.

The event has been planned to coincide with TEI’s July 10-22 training programs. Registration for TEI courses is NOT a prerequisite for attending the panel.


Image above: A confidence variable graph as inspired by
Programs and Events
July 10-22, 2017
Presenting Data in Creative Ways Panel, July 10
Demand-Side Evaluation Panel, July 20
September 2017 Program
Project Management & Oversight for Evaluators, Sept 19-28, 2017
Project Management & Oversight for Evaluators, Dec 5-14, 2017
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