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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 takes place at the Shaw Centre in the heart of Ottawa. Hosted by IAP2 Canada and IAP2 USA, this conference 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.

📅 Date: October 24 - 26

📍 Location: Ottawa, Ontario

Early Bird Registration for the 2024 IAP2 NAC

Register before July 1, 2024 for the 2024 IAP2 North American Conference in Ottawa and enjoy discounted rates!

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:

    • Hearing from Decision-Makers: Learn directly from those at the helm about the impact of public participation in crafting meaningful policies and decisions.
    • Making Connections: Share and discover innovative practices in our ever-evolving field, including the roles of digital engagement and AI.
    • Achieving Inclusive and Equitable Engagement: Discuss strategies and experiences in creating processes that reflect our society's diversity.
    • Integrating Indigenous Perspectives: Share insights on incorporating Indigenous knowledge and fostering reconciliation through engagement.
    • Building Bridges, Crossing Divides: Explore ways to facilitate dialogue and collaboration amidst polarization and conflict.
    • The Role of P2 in Democracy: Deepen your understanding of how public participation is vital in linking citizen needs with political action, fostering trust, and ensuring accountability in governance and business.

Why Attend 2024 IAP2 NAC?

Be Inspired

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.

Get Connected

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:

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Public Participation Practitioners

Consultants, facilitators, and specialists dedicated to designing, implementing, and improving public participation processes.

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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.

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Government Officials and Employees

From local to federal levels, those involved in incorporating public feedback into policy-making, urban planning, and public service delivery.

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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.

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Industry Professionals

Business leaders and professionals in sectors such as energy, environment, and development who prioritize stakeholder engagement in their project planning and implementation.

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Healthcare Professionals

Public health officials, healthcare providers, and health policy makers interested in community engagement for health initiatives and policy development.

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Teachers, administrators, and education policy makers looking to engage with communities and stakeholders in the educational process and policy reforms.

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Tech Innovators

Developers, designers, and entrepreneurs creating digital tools and platforms to facilitate public engagement and participation.

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Non-Profit and NGO Representatives

Individuals working on advocacy, community engagement, and development projects aiming to amplify community voices in decision-making processes.

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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.

Become a Sponsor

Join us in making the 2024 IAP2 North American Conference a landmark event. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, benefits, and how to become a sponsor, please access our sponsorship prospectus or contact conference@iap2canada.ca.

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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!

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