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2013 Conference: Seeking Community Feedback On Session Proposals

Update 07/02: We’re extending the community feedback phase through Friday, July 5. Keep the votes and comments coming. Thanks!

This just went out to our member list via email:


The International Association for Public Participation-USA is planning for a North American conference to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah September 22-24, 2013.

We would love your help in selecting sessions for inclusion in the conference program. We invited proposals for two types of sessions – concurrent sessions that will vary from 60 minutes to 2 ½ hours in length and plenary sessions no longer than 18 minutes each (we are calling them IAP2 Talks). We are so pleased that we received 39 concurrent session proposals and 14 IAP2 Talks proposals. When you look at the entire body, you will find an amazing range and diversity of possible sessions!

The mechanics of this crowd sourcing exercise are as follows. We are asking the question – would you like IAP2 USA to include this session on the conference program? You are invited to “vote” for any and all sessions that you would like to see us include in the conference program. You are also invited to provide comments on the proposals.

Don’t wait! This opportunity is available now through July 2nd.

The Conference Program Committee will look at the number of votes each proposal receives, as well as the comments submitted, and make the effort to include as many sessions as we can in the conference program.

Click here for the concurrent session proposals. And to access the link for the IAP2 Talks proposals, click here.

We want to hear from anyone who might consider attending this conference. Please forward this email to anyone and everyone you know who might be interested. Literally, the more the merrier!

What is IAP2 USA? IAP2 USA advances public participation in the United States by providing its affiliate members with tools and information to conduct high-quality public participation processes, by providing government, industry, nonprofit organizations and participants with educational resources to increase the quality and value of their participation in such processes, and by advocating for quality public participation programs based on our Core Values and Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://iap2usa.org.

Warmest regards,

Wendy Lowe
2013 IAP2 Conference Program Committee Chair

And with that, let the croudsourcing begin!

  1. Dawn Green
    July 2, 2013 at 8:10 am

    I am having trouble getting access to vote on the choices. Is the forum closed already? It’s July 2., I thought it was open until the end of the day.
    Also, my support staff;s email is on the list (Janice White) instead of me (Dawn Green) because she paid for the registration for the conference. How can we get that changed?
    Dawn Green
    dawn.green@strathcona.ca 780-464-8092
    Janice’s email is janice.white@strathcona.ca
    Many thanks

  2. July 2, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Hi Dawn. The expiration settings were wrong; the two forums are supposed to be still open today. Plus, we just extended the community feedback phase through Friday, July 5. Let me know if you’re still having trouble adding your input.

    See my email regarding the other question.

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