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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

New ideas – new methods – on view at the 2019 NAC!

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Got time to learn something new?
It can happen at #iap2nac!

Is there really nothing new under the sun? Sure there is — at the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference, September 4 – 6 in Charlotte, North Carolina! You’ll find sessions, workshops, field trips and lots of networking that can expand your scope and your network in the public participation field! Register today!

Check out some of these “must have” sessions:

For a breakaway from the everyday, Experience 5 Unusual Participatory Techniques in 90 Minutes offers some techniques you might not hear about often, or haven’t had a chance to try. Campfire Session? Silent Disco? Photovoice? You and others in the room will get to choose five from a list, and spend 15 minutes experiencing each, then discuss the pros and cons of each. No lecture – no teaching – just fun and interaction!

Successful engagement doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming. Take10CLT: Making Cities More Successful in Just Ten Minutes looks at the way our host city, Charlotte, took it to the streets. Employees were encouraged to take ten minutes a week and engage one resident on the question, “How can we make our city better?”. Part 2 of the project specifically covered housing, policing and jobs. Learn how some 10,000 conversations were generated and how you can make a Take10 initiative work in your city.

So you’ve planned and implemented a comprehensive, diverse, and meaningful public engagement process. You have received lots of great input, and now, you get to demonstrate you and your client are responsive, transparent and accountable. That can be an overwhelming task, but in Writing Engaging Engagement Summaries, you can learn how to organize and analyze the feedback your process received, and turn that information into something both interesting to read and useful for client and stakeholder alike.

There’s so much more (visit the Schedule-at-a-Glance here), PLUS Day One workshops in P2 for Decision-Makers; Race, Equity and Inclusion; Digital Engagement and Transportation. Watch for more details on those coming soon!

Register before June 30 to get the early-bird price 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!

If your business is engaged with engagement, we have numerous and varied sponsorship opportunities, including the new Conference app! Show your commitment to P2, reach new customers or get up-close-and-personal with existing ones! Download the sponsorship package here.

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

We’ll see you in Charlotte!

All the best,
IAP2 USA / IAP2 Canada

Announcing the 2019 IAP2 North American Conference Program

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Over 50 professional development opportunities.
New ideas! A chance to re-energize!

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Register today! Hotel Reservations
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Become a Sponsor! Sponsorship Application

 

You want your community and the people in it to thrive and be their best. How can you build your P2 skills to help make that happen? This year’s IAP2 North American Conference — September 4 through 6 in Charlotte, North Carolina — is where you need to be! Over 50 learning opportunities, including sessions, workshops and field trips are on tap this year, all geared to the theme, “Leveraging P2 to Create Thriving Communities”.

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Take a look at the Schedule-at-a-Glance. Look for the themes that interest you, like “Cities and Communities”, “Infrastructure,” “Race, Equity, Inclusion”, “Tips, Tools, Techniques”, “Youth”, and much more. Look at the sessions, with fresh insights on widely different P2 angles, delivered by presenters from 14 states, across Canada and from Australia and Finland. Information on field trips and workshops will be coming soon.

IAP2 NAC Conference App Preview ImageWe know what you’re thinking right now: “I have a P2-related business. How can I support this brilliant conference and show how I feel about P2?” We’re glad you asked! We have some new and innovative sponsorship opportunities! The Participation Company, Jambo and Borealis have already come on board: check out the many levels of sponsorship we have to offer! NEW in 2019: the 2019 Conference app offers new ways for your company or organization to start and build new relationships with attendees and followers alike!

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Are you a student, Ameri-Corps, non-profit staff member or community volunteer? You may be eligible for a scholarship to attend! Successful applicants will receive entry to all conference events!

Space will fill up quickly, so don’t delay! Register by June 30 to get early-bird discount pricing. Reserve your room at our host hotel, The Sheraton Charlotte. Special Conference pricing is in effect by August 4. Remember: your registration also gets you into the Core Values Awards gala, Thursday, September 5, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

See you in Charlotte!
IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada

Intermountain Chapter Update!

Hello IAP2 Members & Friends!

We have some exciting events coming up that we wanted to spread the word about:

Networking Breakfast with IAP2 USA Board Member Jay Vincent: February 13th, 8-9:30 a.m.

Jay leads Outreach Experts and does policy and public engagement on a variety of projects, including those in the energy sector. He developed the most recent National Dialogue theme and is coming to speak with the students at UVU. This breakfast is a great opportunity to understand what’s happening on the national scale and network with Jay. The breakfast will be at Market Street and we can accommodate up to 20 people. If there is more interest, I’ll find a bigger space. Attendees will buy their own breakfasts. RSVP to Stacee if you can attend. Jay Vincent Bio

2019 National Dialogue: February 20th, 5-7 p.m., at Utah Valley University

We’ll have quite a few students participating in this discussion and I would love to see a mix of practitioners in our fields and others that you think are applicable. Please share the flyerregistration link, and/or Facebook invite. Registration is required and the event is capped at 100 people. The event is free and refreshments will be served. We hope to see you all there!

Chapter Update: 

Officer elections are now complete and we are proud to announce the new IAP2 Intermountain Chapter Board!

Stacee Adams, President

David Jones, Vice President

Wendy Green Lowe, Treasurer

Mia Caselli, Communications Chair

Duke Richardson, Secretary

Kenya Rene, Utah State Rep.

Kammie McClintock, Idaho State Rep.

Cassie Hemphill, Montana State Rep.

Beau Hunter, Past President

Stay tuned for more about the newly elected board in an upcoming IAP2 Intermountain Newsletter!

Have a great week!

IAP2 Intermountain Chapter

The Skills Symposium: last day to register is February 21st.

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The cutoff date is less than 10 days away for the 2019 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium (Feb. 25 – March 1, Austin, Texas), and you really don’t want to miss this! The opportunity comes but once a year, to learn about aspects of the P2 profession that you don’t get anywhere else.

Do you have to engage a lot of people in a relatively short time-frame? Large Scale Engagement Techniques examines three popular methods for large-scale, dialogue-based public participation on public policy issues: the 21st-Century Town Hall, Deliberative Polling, and Citizen Juries. Each process helps participants learn about an issue, create space for in-depth deliberation and generate detailed feedback on public policy options.

How do you get people’s attention so you can move past the “usual suspects” and “same voices singing the same song”? Meaningful Tools, Powerful Outcomes promises some new techniques for bringing more people into the conversation. You’ll learn how best to use Socratic Circle, PhotoVoice and Ideas Fair, and you’ll walk away with new excitement and motivation to try something different.

And do you have a tried-and-true method for determining whether your P2 process “worked”? In Evaluating and Measuring P2, you’ll learn about theories and practical strategies to help you evaluate your public participation efforts. You’ll get a chance to apply foundational tools like logic models, examine the differences between process and impact evaluation, and review the components of an evaluation plan.

And there’s still some room in our other courses, too! Check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance and register by February 21.

See y’all in Texas!

Unprecedented Explosion of Emerging Chapters

Wendy Nowak

When Orange County gained Emerging Chapter status this past September, it was the first new chapter in IAP2 USA since Greater Los Angeles started in 2015. The new emerging chapter, led by Wendy Nowak, Principal at Placeworks, is one of twelve regions where IAP2 USA members expressed interest in becoming individual chapters in 2018.

The regions where practitioners are expressing interest in Chapter formation include: D.C. – Baltimore Maryland, Upstate New York-Northeast, North Carolina, Greater Atlanta (Georgia), Tennessee, Indiana, Nebraska, Texas, Hawaii and in California: Orange County, Sacramento, and San Francisco – Oakland.

Midwest Chapter: Meet us in St. Louis May 16 – 17

Save the date! Spring Chapter Conference May 16 – 17, 2019.  More details will be shared soon, but we plan to begin mid-day on Thursday, May 16th and end late afternoon on Friday, May 17th.

St. Louis, here we come! The Chapter board has selected the grand “gateway city” for our spring 2019 regional conference. Whether you’re a local, frequent visitor, or completely unfamiliar with this community, consider spending the weekend (or longer!) exploring this amazing city. And to ensure a great conference, email to join the committee and make it happen! Stay tuned for dates, and program information.

Midwest Chapter Annual Meeting to be Held February 22

The IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter will hold our Annual General Meeting on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Noon Central time. In this 30-minute teleconference, we will review the 2018 Annual Report and financials, answer your questions, and provide a quick preview of upcoming Chapter activities and opportunities to get involved.

All Midwest Chapter members are welcome and encouraged to attend, so stay tuned for more information via email and on the Chapter website.

2019 IAP2 North American Conference – Session Submission Applications OPEN

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Submit your session proposal NOW for the

2019 IAP2 North American Conference!

Do you have ideas or insights on how to engage the public in enhancing their communities? Do you have a case study to share? IAP2 USA and IAP2 Canada are seeking session proposals for the 8th Annual IAP2 North American Conference. We invite presentations that explore the conference theme of Leveraging P2 to Create Thriving Communities. The sessions will be either 60 or 90 minutes in length and must include audience participation. There are also opportunities for poster sessions.

Our conference location in Charlotte, North Carolina, provides an ideal location to explore our conference theme. The 250th anniversary of the “Queen City” is an opportunity to celebrate its history and people while using lessons learned from the past and present to build a thriving community for the future.

But don’t delay! The deadline to submit a proposal is Thursday, February 21, 2019. Take a few minutes and read the Call for Session Proposals, where you will get an idea of what the Program Committee is looking for and find tips on how to create the best possible session. Then, download the Session Proposal Application and submit it by the deadline to ameliaiap2usa@gmail.com. Please send any questions to Amelia Shaw at ameliaiap2usa@gmail.com. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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Nominations Open for Intermountain Chapter Officers!

Fall greetings, IAP2 Intermountain members & friends!

The time has come to nominate the best of the best for IAP2 Intermountain Chapter Leadership Team officers and representatives. We want passionate and engaging individuals to help fill these roles and continue to motivate involvement in IAP2 and perpetuate the momentum we’ve gained in learning and improving engagement in our local communities.