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North American Conference Program: September 14-16, 2022

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Banff, where you will join more than 400 other public participation practitioners, gathering in-person to enjoy the sights, grounds and views of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity (Banff, Alberta). Over three days, you will find workshops, sessions, field trips and poster presentations to challenge us all to think more deeply about our public participation practice.  

This year’s conference theme is “Connecting with Purpose”: connecting through differences; connecting to achieve diverse representation; connecting with Indigenous ways of knowing; connecting through the screen; connecting with the P2 community.

    Check out our schedule-at-a-glance below or find out more details about:

    • Our Keynotes!
    • Workshop and field trip descriptions for September 14 
    • Session (60 & 90 minutes) and poster-presentation descriptions for September 15 
    • Session (60 & 90 minutes) and poster-presentation descriptions for September 16 

    A BIG thank you to our devoted presenters, conference committees (Steering, Programming, Sponsorship, Connections), volunteers and sponsors for making this conference possible!


    Join us in-person in Banff! Our in-person program will include workshops and field trips, in addition to sessions, poster-sessions and keynote addresses. Selected sessions will offer simultaneous translation. All in-person participants will have access to our recorded conference sessions two weeks after the conference, so you can still enjoy sessions that you may have missed. We are committed to providing a safe space and will have COVID-19 protocols based on current public health guidelines. 

    You can reserve your hotel room at the Banff Centre. You can also 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. 


    Our Virtual Lite option (online/hybrid) will allow you to access live streams of selected sessions straight from Banff. These hybrid sessions will also include simultaneous translation. Virtual Lite participants will also have access to our recorded conference sessions two weeks after the conference. View the Virtual Lite Program and register here.


    We have done our best to present a final program. However, sometimes life intervenes, as such we reserve the right to make changes as needed to the program presented here. You can meet our Keynotes here.

    All times are in MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME. The computer screen icon indicates that session is hybrid and will include simultaneous interpretation (English-French).


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