The 2019 IAP2 North American Conference (Sept. 4 – 6, in Charlotte, NC) promises a wide range of learning and networking opportunities and features presentations from one end of the globe to the other!

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Check out some of these offerings!

Police departments everywhere are required to work in a variety of communities, with differing social and economic backgrounds. How do they and their leaders make decisions that enhance relations between them and those communities? In Community Policing, Positionality, and Power: Understanding Individual Roles and Taking Actions, you will experience table-top exercises that assist leaders with decisions based on a community’s crime statistics, income levels, geographic boundaries, home ownership vs. rental percentages, and end of grade testing scores.

Our Australian colleagues are going through an unprecedented boom in infrastructure development. That means opportunities to innovate and set new benchmarks in community engagement and improve communities beyond the steel and concrete. Take a look at the following two sessions: Transforming communities – creating Social Value through effective engagement. You’ll hear about the farreaching implications for how projects, communities and governments work together; bring your own insights to these interactive sessions.

Also from Down Under … P2 has become a serious business in Australia and New Zealand, with AUS$ 120 billion in infrastructure projects being delivered and a $60-billion pipeline in the works. In The View From Down Under: Engagement Trends in Australia and New Zealand, Kylie Cochrane and Mandi Davidson will fill us in on trends in community outrage and the opportunities and challenges there, show how using social research is helping design engagement programs and share ideas that you can apply to your own practice

And for The Big Finnish (actually, it’s not the finish, but we couldn’t resist), the city of Helsinki, Finland, has developed a game to help the participatory budgeting process. A game for ideating proposals on participatory budgeting introduces OmaStadi, a card game that makes the participatory budgeting process more approachable and understandable. The game, which was developed in collaboration with various groups, including immigrants, intellectually-disabled people and youth at risk of exclusion, gives people a chance to make strong proposals that solve real community problems and consider how their ideas improve the lives of others.

And there’s so much more, including opening-day workshops and field trips, and the one-day course on P2 for Decision-Makers, and the Core Values Awards Gala on Thursday at the NASCAR Hall of Fame (and your ticket to the gala comes with the Conference registration)! Check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance to get the whole picture!

And we can’t stress this enough: the deadline to register at the early-bird discount rate is June 30, so don’t delay!

Is money an object? If you are a student, AmeriCorps member, staffer with a non-profit or new community advocate, scholarships are available! Find out more here.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW SPONSORS! 76engage has just come onboard as an Exhibitor, and JEO Consulting will sponsor one of our health breaks! If your business caters to public participation practitioners or you want to show how you’re committed to P2 principles, we need to talk! Take a look at the broad range of sponsorship opportunities we’re offering this year, including the all-new Conference App, and download the sponsorship form here.


We’ll see you in Charlotte!

All the best,

IAP2 USA / IAP2 Canada

Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

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