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Welcome to the 2022 IAP2 North American Conference

Connect with purpose, to life!

The 2022 IAP2 North American Conference (NAC) offers a unique opportunity to meet, communicate and collaborate with other P2 specialists and champions from across Canada. Our diverse community of professionals, citizens, academics, and decision-makers are committed to involving the public in decisions that affect them. As the pre-eminent organization for public participation and public engagement in Canada, our conference offers a unique opportunity to meet, communicate with and share stories with other P2 practitioners and champions from across Canada.

Our theme this year 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.

Join us in Banff, Alberta from September 14 - 16, 2022 at the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity as we connect with purpose, to life!

Why You Should Join Us

Stay Connected

Join more than 400 other P2 practitioners and champions from across Canada and make connections that matter.

Be Inspired

Be inspired as P2 leaders, innovators, and pioneers share their expertise, insight, and advice and open your eyes to fresh perspectives.

Advance Your Career

Stay relevant and informed on best practices, critical topics, and innovations in the world of P2.

Find Solutions

Gain access to the latest companies, tools, services, and technologies to help shape the future of your organization.

Meet Our Keynotes

These dynamic social champions offer unique perspectives on important topics. Get ready to return to work inspired and re-energized!

Shalini Sinha

Change-Maker, Activist & Academic

Founder, Inclusiv

Steve Mesler

Former Olympian & Co-Founder of Classroom Champions

CEO, Classroom Champions

Register For A Pre-Conference Field Trip

Discover a unique cultural learning experience and a glimpse of “pre-contact” customs in what is now called Alberta.

Nakoda Îtipi and Ryder Style Craft from Eden Valley in the Stoney Nakoda First Nation will share two pre-conference workshops: a tipi-raising in the morning and a tipi-lowering in the afternoon. You can choose to attend the morning or afternoon, and there is no pre-requisite to attend either session. You’ll experience teepee teachings and Star Knowledge, based on an ancient concept known to early man: “As above, So below”, and which were, for a time, outlawed by the Canadian federal government.

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.

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