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It’s been a long time coming, and we can finally announce it: the next IAP2 North American Conference (NAC) is set for Banff, Alberta, September 14 - 16, 2022 at the Banff Centre for Arts & CreativityWe can’t wait to see you and bring our conference theme, Connecting with purpose, to life! 

  • Take advantage of our in-person EARLY-BIRD rates (until June 30)
  • Check out our Conference Program!
  • You can already reserve your hotel room at the Banff Centre! Join our LinkedIn Group to help you connect with other attendees in advance and, if desired, make arrangements for shared accommodations and travel or airport transfers
  • We are also offering conference scholarships. Apply here (deadline June 21).
  • Become a SPONSOR! Learn about our sponsorship opportunities.

The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity's land acknowledgment: We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, in the beautiful and special territory of Treaty 7. We recognize the past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, Tsuut’ina Nations, and Métis from Region 3, who help us steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.

COVID-19 measures: The Banff Centre has implemented its own COVID policies for visitors accessing the Centre. To learn more about the COVID-19 measures at the Banff Centre, please consult their website here. IAP2 Canada will be following federal and provincial COVID-19 public health protocols, at minimum, for our conference. Out of respect for other attendees, regardless of which protocols are in place, we will be encouraging all participants to wear masks.



TOP 5 Reasons To Attend In-Person

  1. Connect with other P2 practitioners during and outside of the sessions.

  2. Engage in discussions about key public participation (P2)  issues and emerging trends.

  3. Network with your peers, speakers, prospective clients and suppliers.

  4. Participate in hands-on workshops and learn new skills in the company of your P2 peers, without worrying about the mute button.

  5. Soak in Banff and revel in its beauty while having fun with your P2 peers!

What is included in your conference registration fee?

  • Access to all sessions and workshops throughout the conference
  • Welcome reception on Wednesday (Sept. 14)
  • Breakfast, snacks and lunch on Thursday (Sept. 15) and Friday (Sept. 16)
  • Core Values Awards Gala and dinner (Sept. 15) 
  • Access to field trips (note: some field trips might have an extra charge)
  • Access to the recorded conference sessions (up to two weeks after the conference), so you can catch-up on the ones you missed.

See you in Banff! Register here to join us in-person!

Consult our Cancellation Policy.


We know that attending this conference is not possible for everyone. During our conference, we will be virtually offering a number of live sessions. This is your chance to learn and participate in a session with your P2 peers!

All Virtual Lite attendees will receive access to the recorded conference sessions (up to two weeks after the conference), so you can enjoy them at your own pace later. 

Unable to travel? Register here to join us for our virtual lite conference.

Consult our Cancellation Policy.


  • Call for proposalsJanuary 28 - March 7, 2022
  • Evaluation of proposals? March-early April 2022
  • Conference schedule? End of April 2022


You can already reserve your hotel room at the Banff Centre! Alternative accommodations: Banff & Lake LouiseCanmore 


Technology Lead Sponsor

Opening Reception Sponsor

Core Values Sponsor

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