2015 IAP2 USA Skills Symposium 

Wednesday 27 May through Sunday 31 May, 2015

Humphrey School of Public Affairs,
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

This year IAP2 USA is supplementing the annual North American conference with an exciting training opportunity. In response to members’ expressed desires, we are planning a five-day training event that will deliver a smorgasbord of learning to our membership and network.

The event will involve a wide range of workshops of varying duration and topics exploring skills, tools and techniques that support effective public participation. This training will be undertaken in a rich learning environment, with activities building a creative and supportive space for participants whether they spend a day or the whole week at the event.


Schedule at a Glance

 Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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    Two-Day course
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  Saturday, May 30, 2015


All courses, except the IAP2 courses will be offered at $300/person/day for IAP2 members and $375/person/day for non-members. The IAP2 Foundations and EOP2 courses will be offered at $350/person/day for IAP2 members and $425/person/day for non-members. There will be a special rate for full-time students. The daily rate includes materials, lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks.


We will be offering a special rate for students – details are still being worked out but, we believe it will be approximately $75/day. If you are a full time student and would like to take one of these courses please notify us at info@iap2usa.org. Provide us with your name, contact information and which courses you are interested in.

Cancellation policy


Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown, a five minute walk from the conference facility, has offered a discounted rate for the event.  Call their reservations line at 1-877-699-3216 to ask for a room within the “International Association for Public Participation Block”.  The block expired on May 6, but the hotel will continue to accept as many reservations as possible based on availability up until the day of arrival.

Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: 612-333-4646


IAP2 USA would like to thank:

University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center

University of Minnesota Extension, Center for Community Vitality 


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Local Accomodations:

Aloft Minneapolis
900 Washington Avenue S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415

Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
(West Bank)
1500 Washington Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-333-4646 or 1-877-699-3216

Other hotels, bed and breakfasts, or even camping can be found on the Explore Minnesota website.

Questions? Comments? Contact amelia@iap2usa.org

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