Our Gift to You - the 2020 Year-at-a-Glance: this handy one-pager shows you what’s coming up in 2020! Print it off for easy reference. Put it on your fridge; pin it to your corkboard; a lot of exciting things are coming up, and we wouldn’t want you to miss anything!


Good People

Sabrina Colón"Build into your process milestones to assess what you’re doing and don’t be afraid to change course if your original public involvement plan is not reaching the audiences you hoped. There is nothing worse than working a plan you know isn’t solving the issue just because it’s what’s on paper." - Sabrina Colón

Building Good Skills

The 2020 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium is set for March 9 - 13, 2020 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West in Sacramento, California.

Five days to educate, engage and empower in the company of like-minded colleagues.

The schedule is still in development!

A World of Good

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! 

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

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Upcoming Events

It’s that annual special time for a P2 practitioner: five days to educate, engage and empower, learning new tools and techniques in the company of like-minded colleagues.

The 2020 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium is set for March 9 - 13, 2020 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West in Sacramento, California - room rates are $129/night ($148 with taxes)! Course registration fees will remain the same for 2020! 

The early bird deadline is coming up fast! Register by January 10, 2020 for exclusive pricing discounts!

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Join us in Banff, Alberta for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference on September 9 - 11, 2020. You will leave the 2020 conference rejuvenated, and inspired by speakers, colleagues, and awe inspiring views. We hope you join us!

Registration is now open!

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Are you interested in presenting at the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference? Call for session proposals are now open!

IAP2 February Learning Webinar

Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PDT)

Talking To Planners And Engineers About P2

In your public engagement practice, do you find that the hardest people to bring onside are your own staff -- the planners and engineers? Kylie Cochrane, head of public engagement with Aurecon, the international planning and design advisory group (and currently president of IAP2 International), has a lot of experience in talking to the experts. She'll share some ideas on how to convince them that it's "OK to let go".

Please also note: The two-stage process for signing up for webinars. The registration confirmation email you will receive contains a link to another web page. Please follow that link and fill in the form to receive your login information.


Back by popular demand: Join us to get a taste of tools and techniques from popular Skills Symposium courses on the 2020 Taster Series

These webinars give you live access to trainers, without leaving the office. 


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

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 the mentorship and student scholarship programs.

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