2019 IAP2 North American Conference — are YOU participating?

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Up to 300 Participants!
> 40 Sessions!
Workshops, Field Trips and Engaging Speakers!
Something for all at the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference!

In just two months, the P2 world will converge on Charlotte, North Carolina — and we mean the world will converge: attendees from across North America, Australasia, Asia and Africa, and session presentations from practically one pole (Finland) to the other (Australia). Will you be a part of it?

If so, we’re excited to see you … We have just over 50 spots left and then we will be sold out – so don’t delay!

Register today! Hotel Reservations
Schedule-at-a-Glance Conference Details
Become a Sponsor! Sponsorship Application

This is the annual chance to meet up with other P2-minded people and learn new things in a variety of ways! Have great conversations and share experiences and expertise! Join the engaging and stimulating pre-Conference workshops and field trips! Learn how the best P2 is being done at the annual Core Values Awards Gala (your registration includes your ticket to the Gala).

Check out the program for the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference, Sept. 4 – 6. You’re bound to find something that you can add to your P2 toolbox. We’ve added themes to the Schedule-at-a-Glance to help you decide. And forward this flyer to your friends and colleagues!

Want to attend but don’t think you can afford it? If you’re a student, AmeriCorps member, staffer with a not-for-profit or a new community advocate, you could qualify for a scholarship. Find out more here.

Check out the Sponsorship package and see the ways you can get your business name in front of a whole lot of P2 folks!

And remember to book your room at our host hotel, the Sheraton Charlotte, by August 4, to get the special Conference rate (US $149/night)!

We’ll see you in Charlotte!

IAP2 USA / IAP2 Canada

 Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

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Show your commitment to P2,reach new customers or get up-close-and-personal with existing ones! Download the sponsorship package to get started today!

Midwest Chapter Update: Regional Conference Recap

Successful Regional Conference in St. Louis Provided Learning, Networking

Last month, 55 Midwest Chapter members and friends gathered in St. Louis for the 2019 Regional Conference. The two-day conference was full of interesting sessions, networking, sharing, and professional growth. A big thank you to presenters of our 10 exceptional sessions, conference organizers, and many volunteers who made the event successful. 

We are especially pleased that attendees found so much value in the conference, and shared these comments in their evaluations: 

  • Session was very enlightening and helpful.
  • Fascinating and very informative, helpful perspective, great format
  • Great discussion and very needed!
  • Inspired me to learn more
  • Wow!!! Amazing teaching. I learned a lot!
  • Great to meet so many peers

Want to know more?

  • The presentations from the conference are available here to view and download. Thank you to the presenters who graciously made their presentations available. 
  • Notes from our lunch session are also available to view and download
  • Looking to receive AICP CM credits for the conference? Details are available here
  • Please help us learn from this conference and make our future events even better! We have a brief survey and would very much appreciate your feedback. Access it here.

SIX DAYS LEFT to save! IAP2 North American Conference!

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2019 North American Conference starts with diversity focus!

Register now and SAVE: early-bird pricing ends MONDAY!

“Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.”
– Verna Myers

Register today! Hotel Reservations
Schedule-at-a-Glance Conference Details
Become a Sponsor! Sponsorship Application

The 2019 IAP2 North American Conference (Sept. 4 – 6 in Charlotte, NC) promises to be much more than sessions and presentations. You don’t want to miss Day One — Wednesday — with its field trips and workshops!

Plan to attend the workshop on Race, Equity and Inclusion, to gain practical tools for taking that step past diversity and focusing on inclusion. In the Driver’s Seat goes into the relationship between P2 and transportation; and — new this year, the P2 for Decision-Makers Workshop, goes into the how-to, why-to, when-to and when not to engage the public on policy and project decisions.

Something else new this year: SESSION THEMES — so you can make the most of your time!

Tips, Tools, Techniques
Race, Equity, & Inclusion
Advocating for Good P2
Transportation
Youth Engagement
Online Engagement
Cities & Policing
Cities & Communities
Reaching the Hard to Reach
Research
Politics & P2
Environment
Empathy & Sensitivity
Creating a Culture of P2
Planning for Good P2
Indigenous Inclusion
Communications
Infrastructure

Whatever themes you choose, it’s all about “Leveraging P2 to Create Thriving Communities”. The Schedule-at-a-Glance shows what’s in store, like The Art and Science of Online Engagement— designing a process and making sure “seldom-heard” communities are included. Learn about the campaign to spread the message of P2 far and wide through The Ambassador Program; or learn how to overcome built-in racial inequity in P2 processes with Let’s Talk Race: Operationalizing Racial Equity Principles Within Community Engagement.

But unless you have money to burn, DON’T DELAY! The early-bird deadline is Monday, July 1, so register here, and save!

Welcome to our new sponsors! Bang the Table joins the list of exhibitors at this year’s Conference, while IAP2 USAIAP2 Canada, the Greater Los Angeles and Colorado Chapters are all sponsoring scholarships to encourage a new generation of P2 practitioners.

Remember:if you’re a student, AmeriCorps member, staffer at a not-for-profit or new community advocate, you may qualify for a scholarship. Find out more and apply here.

That’s just one of the many sponsorship opportunitiesthis year, including the exciting new Conference app, which keeps everyone up-to-the-minute on Conference events, and is an excellent way to get your business name in front of hundreds of potential clients. Find more information here, and download the sponsorship application form here.

 

 Thank you to our 2019 Conference Sponsors!

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Show your commitment to P2,reach new customers or get up-close-and-personal with existing ones! Download the sponsorship package to get started today!

Get out and about at the IAP2 North American Conference!

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Outdoor field trips – and lessons in self-care – at #iap2nac!

The 2019 IAP2 North American Conference(Sept. 4 – 6 in Charlotte, NC) promises a grand array of presentations covering the public participation field. But we’re also excited to offer some unexpected gems outside the session-rooms!

Register today! Hotel Reservations
Schedule-at-a-Glance Conference Details
Become a Sponsor! Sponsorship Application

You care for your stakeholders and clients, but how well do you take care of yourself? At lunch on Friday, hear from Janine Hamner Holman and personal coach Kelly Mobeck, as they tell us Why it’s non-negotiable for us to take care of ourselves!

Join us on Wednesday, September 4th for some pre-conference activities (included with your full Conference registration) that get you out on the town, learning how the Queen City has engaged the public in its ongoing development!

INSIGHTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD AT #IAP2NAC 2019

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FLASH: JUST 2 WEEKS LEFT TO SAVE WITH THE EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT!

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!

Register today! Hotel Reservations
Schedule-at-a-Glance Conference Details
Become a Sponsor! Sponsorship Application

Check out some of these offerings!

Bringing “the locals” onside: the IAP2 June Webinar

June Learning Webinar – Engaging the Rumour Mill

Picture this: you work for a large organization that has plans involving a small community (or several). Your organization means for it to benefit the people, but you run into deep-seated skepticism in a tight-knit community. How do you earn their trust and bring in a project that benefits all concerned?

That’s the situation Carrie McIntosh of the British Columbia Ferry Corporation found herself in. BC Ferries is a vital link among coastal communities, and she details her experiences in the next IAP2 Learning Webinar, “Engaging the Rumour Mill” (Tuesday, June 11, at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT). This is another “Victoria Encore”, reprising a presentation from the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference: one that attendees told us should be shared with others in a webinar.

You can read Carrie’s conference session outline here, and register here. Remember to follow the two-stage procedure for logging in: your confirmation email will include the link to our webinar provider; fill in the form to get your login instructions.

We look forward to your joining us!

All the best,
IAP2 Canada / IAP2 USA

How to Convince Your Boss: The IAP2 North American Conference

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It’s June, and September will be here sooner than you know it,which means the annual IAP2 North American Conference is right around the corner – September 4-6 in Charlotte, North Carolina! More than that, so is the deadline to get the early-bird discount (June 30th), so if you need to convince your “boss” to let you have those days-away, you’ll need to do it soon!

So with that in mind, we can help with Five (count ‘em – 5!) Big Reasons to go to the #IAP2NAC…

WEBINAR REWIND – Victoria Encore: Youth Shaping Cities

In May of 2019, Veronika Bylicki of CityHive reprised her presentation from last September, looking at youth — basically, people aged 18 to 35 — as one of the greatest untapped resources in decision making, planning and city-building. Yet they are the ones, Veronika says, who will have to “wear” the results of today’s decisions. She says it’s a missed opportunity and that decisions that are not taken with meaningful input from youth are less resilient, while engaging youth is a “triple-win” for youth, communities and cities.

So what’s preventing more youth involvement? One thing is a lack of knowledge that they can get involved, particularly at the civic level. Three barriers Veronika identifies are a lack of civic literacy, lack of confidence and a lack of credibility — that is, many young people don’t believe they know enough to have anything of value to offer.

IAP2 USA members can watch the webinar recording online anytime!

WEBINAR REWIND – Victoria Encore: Creating Communications & P2 Roadmaps (April 2019)

Communications and P2: the same but different! It still happens sometimes, that organizations consider public engagement to be the same as public communication. As a P2 practitioner, you know that each needs careful consideration and planning. Communications is a vital element of P2. Letting people “in” on the nature of the project, what it entails, how they’ll be affected and how they’ll be able to give input is necessary: if they don’t know, they won’t go.

Our April webinar was another Victoria Encore, featuring a presentation from the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference that attendees told us would make a great webinar. Lara Tierney and Kirsty Neill of Onpoint and Wade Wilson of Marcomm Works, talked about the differences between and the intersections of the two disciplines. Identifying that communications focuses on saying: what, how, and to whom; while engagement focuses on listening: to what you need to learn, from whom, and how you’ll collect that information. How do you marry the two to create a meaningful P2 process?

IAP2 members can view the recording of the webinar and download other information here.