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!

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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!

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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.

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

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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Cultural Links and Mobilizing Volunteers in P2 – The 2018 North American Conference

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What happens when your city’s growth suddenly explodes and new initiatives demand public participation? “Engagement fatigue” and staff burnout follow — that’s what. The city of Austin, Texas, has seen its population grow over the last decade to the tune of 100 people per day, and the situation has not been helped by often vitriolic divisions of opinion.

The solution? The Conversation Corps: a team of trained volunteer facilitators, dedicated to promoting civil dialogue and pushing the envelope of P2 best practices. We’re excited to welcome folks from Austin with P2 is a Team Sport, the story of their five-year journey. You’ll get some on-the-ground insights on promoting a culture of civil discourse and how to work with other agencies to grow a P2 culture.

Vancouver, BC, is famous for its Chinatown, but that historic community has felt itself in danger of being swallowed up by the rapid growth of the city. Public processes have failed to be inclusive, leading to distrust and loss of community support for projects and plans.

In Inclusive Engagement with Vancouver’s Chinatown, Miranda Eng of Context Research will share their recent collaborative work with community members from Vancouver’s Chinatown to co-create a model to guide culturally respectful planning and design of engagement processes.

Those are two of nearly 30 sessions, plus workshops, panel discussions and field trips at the 2018 IAP2 North American Conference, Sept. 5 – 7 in Victoria, BC. Read more about the Conference and take a look at the Schedule-at-a-Glance to see what’s on offer.

Watch for more news about the conference and the events you can look forward to, and follow #iap2nac18 on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Remember: register on or before June 30, and take advantage of the early-bird registration rates! And book your room soon at one of our three partner hotels: they’ll be going fast!