Engaging attendees of a 4-H volunteer conference in a multiple-methods approach to conference evaluation met the needs of our conference planning team by resulting in diverse opportunities for determining impact, assessing satisfaction, and understanding conference participants' experiences. The multiple-methods approach also appealed to conference participants by providing them with a variety of ways to share input and reflection while building a sense of community and belonging. Every participant was involved in multiple assessment strategies. We received both quantitative and qualitative data for assessing conference success and gathered impact data by using multiple creative evaluation tools.
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Edwards, H. C., Culp, K., & Jordan, J. W. (2019). Using an Innovative Multiple-Methods Approach to Evaluate Extension Conferences. The Journal of Extension, 57(2), Article 22. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.57.02.22