IAP2 USA was organized in 2010 as an affiliate of the International Association for Public Participation, serving the needs of P2 practitioners specific to the United States while maintaining the standards set by the worldwide Federation. IAP2 USA improves and supports the field by advancing and advocating for public participation that aligns with our Core Values and Code of Ethics. Learn more.

2017 North American Conference
Call for Submissions Released

P2 for a changing world ...what does this mean for you?


The events of the past twelve months have left many people in the public participation community wondering, "What is the future of the practice?" With the changes we’re seeing in the world today, what role does P2 play? Does it have any place at all?"

These are hard questions, and the Sixth Annual IAP2 North American Conference will be the place to address them and try to find the answers.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 7.

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IAP2 March Webinar  Core Value Award Winners: Respect for Diversity

March 14, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (PST)

At the center of all that we do in the practice of public participation is inclusion. Every day we work hard to inform, consult, involve, collaborate with, and empower our communities and truly involve those who are affected by a decision.  

Our March Learning Webinar speakers are doing amazing work and people are noticing. In 2016 “Saint Paul Public Schools Facilities Master Planning”  won IAP2 USA’s Respect for Diversity, Inclusion and Culture award, and “Tides of Change: Cormorant Island’s Economic Development Plan” won IAP2 Canada’s Project of the Year: Diversity and Inclusion award.  

Both projects went above and beyond their calling, and the people called back! Cormorant Island saw a record high of 35% of their island population providing input, while SPPS- Facilities Master Plan was the first ever 5-year implementation plan voted in by their school board.  

These projects are great examples of what can be achieved when we strive for quality inclusion. Don’t hesitate or delay! Register now to join us on March 14th.  

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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.

Register now for the  2017 Skills Symposium!

Monday, February 27 – Friday, March 3, 2017
Bahia Hotel, San Diego, California

We keep saying the San Diego Skills Symposium has something for everyone, and it does! 

  • Where are you on your learning journey? 
  • What skills do you need for continuous improvement? 
  • What should you be signing up for? 

Click here for insights on what you could learn and where courses lie on the continuum of experience. Choose the courses that best fit where YOU are and what YOU need. 

Big Hairy ProblemAnd don’t forget the added extras: networking opportunities and solving Big Hairy problems together are an important value-add.

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Congratulations to our Core Values Award Winners!
Learn from the Best of the Best!

The many benefits of being a member of IAP2 USA are the opportunities to learn from one another, and right now you have an opportunity to learn from the Best of the Best: the winners of this year’s IAP2 Core Values Awards, presented September 29 in Montréal!


As a not-for-profit organization, IAP2 USA’s greatest strength is in its members, who step up to the plate and help, either on an ongoing or ad hoc basis. For more information on how your gifts and talents can enhance the various committees and initiatives, please click here ...and visit regularly.

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Upcoming events

IAP2 April Learning Webinar

What does and an Advanced Care Planning Program, Transportation and Infrastructure planning, and an Indigenous Community Planning Program. Have in common? Why, IAP2, of course! If you enjoy thinking and working outside of the box, this Learning Webinar is not one to be missed! Join us and hear from P2 professionals who utilized creative and ingenious methods to achieve great ends. 

No matter what field you are in, there is sure to be something for everyone!

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