Spaces filling up at Sacramento IAP2 Skills Symposium!

Plenty of opportunities to learn
at the 2020 Sacramento Symposium

Newcomers to public participation and seasoned pros alike find lots to learn at the IAP2 USA Skills Symposium, March 9 – 13, in Sacramento, California.

First of all, a big THANK YOU! to all those who have registered for courses so far! The early-bird deadline has passed, but there are still spaces available.

Have you taken the Foundations course yet? This is the basis of P2 know how and the prerequisite for professional certification, and you can take both modules in one five-day period. The three-day Planning for Effective Public Participation takes you right to the basics: what P2 is and its rationale. You’ll learn about the Five Steps and discuss how to develop P2 objectives that can become part of an organization’s process. It’s a great introduction for newcomers to the practice, managers and experienced practitioners who need a refresher.

Techniques for Effective Public Participation is the two day “sequel” to “Planning”, and lets you add dozens of practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit—powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project. You’ll learn how and when — and even whether — to use each technique, what their strengths and weaknesses are and the resources you’ll need. 

Call for Proposals: Midwest Chapter’s 2020 Regional Conference

Call for Proposals Now Open:
Apply to present at the Midwest Chapter’s 2020 Spring Conference

The IAP2 USA Midwest Chapter will host our Spring Conference in St. Louis, MO, April 30 – May 1, 2020. The call for session proposals is now open! Please consider applying to share your knowledge and experience with fellow IAP2 members. 

The 2020 conference theme is: Breaking Down Walls: Meeting the Challenge of Inclusion in Public Participation (P2)This third annual regional conference will explore new ways to address this and other challenges in public participation. Proposals for sessions addressing this theme, as well as other topics relevant to P2, are welcome. 

You can access the call for proposal form here. Please download the document and complete it in Word format.

Proposals must be submitted to Midwest@IAP2USA.org by 5pm Central time on January 13. Proposers will be notified of the committee’s decision by Friday, January 24.

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!

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 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!

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…

Just 6 WEEKS LEFT to save at #iap2nac!

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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.