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2013 Conference Theme: “IAP2 and the Future: Engaging our Growth, Staying True to our Roots”

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The IAP2 North American Conference Committee is pleased to announce the theme for this year’s conference, September 22-24, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah:

IAP2 and the Future: Engaging our Growth, Staying True to our Roots

Look for our call for presentations on www.iap2usa.org in April focusing on the following:

Strengthening Our Roots

  • IAP2 Foundations
  • Place/space distinctions
  • Seeking to engage everyone
  • Tried and true methods of engagement

Extending New Branches

  • Looking to the future of the organization
  • Partnering internally with our chapters
  • Partnering with other organizations
  • Collaborating with partners

Planting New Seeds

  • Education & Skill Building
  • New training, new perspectives, appreciative inquiry, collaboration, etc
  • Online engagement & social media
    • application in case studies
    • applied use of product for conference attendees

Growing P2

  • Making it real
  • Building higher levels of acceptance
  • Increasing advocacy and expansion of the practice
  • Developing the industry

Get engaged: We still need volunteers for the program, communication/marketing, finance, and sponsorship/fundraising committees. Fill out our volunteer form to sign up.

  1. Lewis Michaelson
    March 18, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Will you be offering the IAP2 Certificate Course in Public Participation in association with the Conference?

  2. March 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I have no idea. Let’s find out!

  3. Lewis Michaelson
    March 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    It was traditionally a major adjunct feature of our international conferences. In fact, it is how the training program got off the ground in the early years.

  4. March 27, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Pre-conference training is something the programming committee will be working on over the coming weeks.

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