2024 IAP2 North American Conference
Welcome to the 2024 IAP2 North American Conference: "Building Together: The Role of Community Engagement in Shaping the Future"! Join us in Ottawa, Canada's vibrant capital, for the IAP2 North American Conference (NAC) 2024. This pivotal event, hosted by IAP2 Canada and IAP2 USA, is a call to action for everyone who believes in the power of public participation (P2) to build stronger communities, especially at a time when democratic engagement is more crucial than ever.
What is #2024IAP2NAC All About?
Our conference theme underscores the importance of inclusivity, empowerment, innovation, and collaboration in driving positive change for our communities. Delve into current trends, challenges, and best practices in public participation while fostering a collective vision for a more inclusive, democratic, and sustainable future.
Explore our Conference Sub-Themes
Be part of the conversation as we empower individuals, organizations and communities to actively contribute to decision-making processes, fostering creativity, partnership, and shared solutions to complex issues.
Our sub-themes include:
Hear from visionary leaders and decision-makers about the transformative power of public participation and engagement.
Gain Knowledge & Skills
Engage in hands-on sessions to learn new techniques and tools that can enhance your P2 and engagement activities.
Connect with professionals from a wide range of fields and backgrounds, fostering new collaborations and partnerships.
Who Should Attend?
This conference is the must-attend event for anyone involved in or passionate about public participation and engagement, including:
Public Participation Practitioners
Consultants, facilitators, and specialists dedicated to designing, implementing, and improving public participation processes.
Community Organizers and Activists
Individuals leading grassroots initiatives and community-based projects who are looking to share their experiences and learn new strategies for effective engagement.
Government Officials and Employees
From local to federal levels, those involved in incorporating public feedback into policy-making, urban planning, and public service delivery.
Academics and Researchers
Scholars and students studying the effects, methodologies, and innovations in public participation, seeking to share their research findings and learn from practical applications.
Business leaders and professionals in sectors such as energy, environment, and development who prioritize stakeholder engagement in their project planning and implementation.
Public health officials, healthcare providers, and health policy makers interested in community engagement for health initiatives and policy development.
Teachers, administrators, and education policy makers looking to engage with communities and stakeholders in the educational process and policy reforms.
Developers, designers, and entrepreneurs creating digital tools and platforms to facilitate public engagement and participation.
Non-Profit and NGO Representatives
Individuals working on advocacy, community engagement, and development projects aiming to amplify community voices in decision-making processes.
Environmental Scientists and Advocates
Professionals and activists focused on involving the public in environmental conservation, sustainability, and policy issues.
Whether you are pioneering new engagement strategies, looking to learn about the latest trends and tools in public participation, or seeking to share your own experiences and challenges, this conference offers a rich platform for learning, networking, and collaboration.
Join us to explore innovative approaches to public participation, share best practices, and discover how we can work together to create more inclusive, equitable, and engaged communities.
Join Us in Building Together
Ready to contribute to the future of public participation? Mark your calendar for October 24-26, 2024, and prepare to be inspired, challenged, and equipped to make a difference in your community and beyond.Register now!