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Don’t let the early bird fly the coop!
Register by June 30 for discounted rates
at the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference

Field trips! Workshops! Awards! Themes of race, equity, inclusion; tips, tools and techniques; transportation and infrastructure, to name a few! Networking with like-minded folks! There is something for everyone at the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference, Sept. 4 – 6 in Charlotte, NC!

But if you like saving money (who doesn’t?), then you don’t want to drag your feet: the early-bird discount ends June 30 — six short weeks away!

Just look at what’s on offer this year:

Moving beyond a dark past is no small task. Our host city, Charlotte, has been grappling with a legacy of racial and economic segregation, especially as it put together its first comprehensive plan since 1975. Race, Equity, Design Thinking, & Engagement to Move Our City Forward describes how the plan wove equity into the whole process, developing measurable outcomes to achieve equitable development and quality of life in the city. You’ll get an inside look into the process and see how you can adapt the techniques this group used to your own processes.

What does it look like to apply human-centered design (HCD — otherwise known as “design thinking”) to your engagement efforts? What if you could work out your engagement strategy with key stakeholders before rolling it out? Applying Human-Centered Design to Your P2 Strategy offers a way of building “ownership” and trust by meaningfully engaging people early in the process. In this hands-on session, you’ll learn the fundamentals of HCD and practice applying the techniques to your own engagement strategy.

How do you build trust and participation on one of the most traumatic issues your country faces? Indigenized design for public engagement: lessons learned from the (Canadian) National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is an in-depth look at the dialogue that ensued from the inquiry. Presenters from SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue will walk you through the process from start to finish, including issue framing, process design, facilitation, reporting and knowledge mobilization before engaging the audience to co-develop principles for inclusive engagement.

And those are just three of the sessions. Look at the full Schedule-at-a-Glance to see what else is being packed into those three days!

Welcome to our new sponsor! HDR Inc. joins a growing coterie of businesses showing their support for and commitment to P2 by sponsoring the 2019 North American Conference. We’re excited to offer a broad range of sponsorship opportunities — including the new IAP2 Conference app: find out more here.

Register here before June 30, and get the early-bird discount, and make sure you book your room at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel by August 4 to get the special conference rate — $149/night.

Are you a student, AmeriCorps member, staff member at a non-profit or new community advocate? Find out more here about our Scholarship Program!

And remember, your registration is also your ticket to the annual Core Values Awards Gala, Thursday, Sept. 5 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame!

See you in Charlotte!
IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada

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