2021 North American Virtual Conference 

Registration Now Open!

We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for The 10th Annual International Association for Public Participation’s (IAP2) North American Virtual Conference, September 13-16, 2021.  

Early registration discounts are available until July 1, 2021. 

This year’s conference theme Sound Partnerships: Community Engagement in Times of Change offers a reflection from the past year highlighting the lessons learned and the innovations that came from carrying public participation values through a global pandemic and racial justice reckoning. The event will be an inspiration and call to action as we continue to equitably advance public participation in our communities and neighborhoods. We look forward to seeing you virtually in September!

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Good People

Our 2020 Greater Good  Emerging Leader Award winner  Ryan Hanschen is  Engagement Specialist for  the City of Boulder. 

Ryan  models the values, principles and ethics of IAP2 as he assisted with implementation of the city’s Engagement Strategic Framework. 

Building Good Skills

Building a better world takes tenacity, skill, experience, wisdom, and compassion. Make sure that you're striking out into the world with the tools you need to be successful! 

To build a good practice takes time and tools. Join colleagues for IAP2 USA's popular online training. New courses are being added regularly. 


A World of Good

When you join IAP2 USA, you join a community of Public Participation (P2) practitioners, access to training unique to P2, and support from world class professionals.

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A Message to Our P2 Community

Dear IAP2 USA Members and Community,

We can’t talk about public input into public decisions without talking about tragedy of voices being silenced through the violence of racism and systemic biases that breach public trustThe killings of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, George Floyd in Minnesota, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky, and violence against so many others due to racism and its legacy have revealed to all there’s much work to be done. Racism and systemic biases are antithetical to all IAP2 USA stands for. Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

NAC Virtual September 13-16, 2021

Mark your calendar for September 13-16, 2021 for the virtual North American Conference. The situation around COVID-19 may be uncertain, but at IAP2, we’re certain of this: our virtual Conference is headed for success. 

Registration opens soon.


Webinar - June 8: Adapting the IAP2 Spectrum for an Indigenous Context

This webinar will introduce an innovative, visual tool for practitioners to understand the IAP2 spectrum from an Indigenous perspective and ways that they can integrate principles of mutual learning, inclusion, and empowerment in their work.



Check the Calendar to develop your skills as a P2 professional! 

Get a quick lesson or a taste of tools and techniques from IAP2's popular webinars or tasters series.

Professional Certification
Become an IAP2 Certified Public Participation Practitioner! ...do you have what it takes?

Core Values Awards
Celebrate Excellence in Public Participation — participate in the annual Core Values Awards program.

Mentorship Program
Connects those new to the profession with experienced P2 practitioners.
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Student Services
Growing the next generation of P2 practitioners through mentorship and professional development.

Recent IAP2 Learning Webinars

March Learning Webinar: 2020 Core Values Awards Winners

Hear from and learn about the 2020 Core Values Awards' winners from the USA and Canada. 


December Learning Webinar: COVID-19 Check-in

Four practitioners share their experiences in running P2 processes in a time when traditional in-person sessions have been severely restricted. Trainer/practitioner Susanna Haas Lyons, Azkaa Rahman of the City of Edmonton, Elizabeth Buehler of the Corporation of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Alysia Osborne of the City of Charlotte, North Carolina discussed what they’ve learned. 


COVID-19 & P2 - IAP2 USA is here for you!

COVID-19, P2 and Managing With The “New Reality”

We know that your lives are being turned upside down. Plans that you have made are changing and it seems that every time you turn around there is something new being said. Feeling overwhelmed is an understatement! We're here to help.

Check out our online resources page for more information!


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