2017 IAP2 North American Conference

"Pursuing the greater good... P2 for a changing world"


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. You’ll be able to discuss the issues in depth with your IAP2 colleagues in a welcoming environment, working together to meet the challenge of change while surrounded by the Colorado Rockies.

  • Do you want to learn about and discuss the challenges and opportunities currently facing the P2 profession?
  • Is it time to upgrade your skill set? This is an opportunity to learn from your peers about how they deliver good P2. 
  • Are you looking to connect with individuals and companies who are like-minded and driven like you? 

The conference is expected to attract worldwide participants from diverse backgrounds including government, industry, education, healthcare, community organizations and non-profit groups. This is a unique time for practitioners, students, policy makers, community advocates, community developers, planners and researchers to advance the thinking and practice of public participation. Join us!

Conference Schedule

Conference registration begins at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday. Spend the afternoon participating in valuable pre-conference workshops, networking with p2 professionals, or discovering Denver, then join us from 4:30-6:30 pm for the Welcome Reception.

Thursday will begin with a variety of conference sessions sure to increase your knowledge and challenge you to new heights. The day will be filled with sessions, speakers, and networking opportunities followed by our evening event, the 2017 Core Values Awards Gala. P2 never looked so good! Enjoy an evening filled with fun and laughter as we celebrate great works achieved by our Core Value Award winners whose projects embody all that we strive for in public participation practice. 

After a marvelous night of celebration and camaraderie, Friday morning will bring more learning sessions and networking opportunities followed by our conference finale and wrap-up. You will walk away prepared to take on new challenges, eager to pursue the greater good using good P2 for a changing world.

Conference Fees & Registration

2017 North American Conference Rates
Member Rate

  Non-Member Rate
Early Bird Registration - February 1 through June 30
$550      $700
Regular Registration - July 1 - September 5
At the Door Registration   $750     $900
Student and Americorps Members   $350    

International Members - Members residing outside the
United States email info@iap2.org to request
your registration code.

— Cancellation Policy


Early Bird registration is now open! The conference has sold out for the past two years, so book your spot early!

Hotel Westin Downtown Denver – At the base of the Colorado Rockies!

Why not play while you work? This beautiful hotel has many amenities including on-site dining, luxurious rooms, and easy access to surrounding attractions!

The IAP2 Conference Block rate guarantee of $189.00/night + tax expires at 5pm Mountain Time on Sunday, August 6. Reservations made after August 6 will be offered at that rate on a space available basis.

Arrive early, stay late! Conference rates will be provided two days before and after the scheduled conference dates based on availability. For extended reservations, call the reservation line at 888-627-8435 .

Cancellation policy: Individual reservations will automatically be billed for one night unless canceled 48 hours prior to arrival. An early departure fee of $50 will apply if a registered hotel guest checks out prior to the reserved checkout date.

To make a reservation call the reservation line at 1-888-627-8435 and ask for the “IAP2 Conference Block” or click on this link <> to make your reservation today!

Online Registration Link Coming Soon!

Westin Denver Downtown ♦ 1672 Lawrence Street ♦ Denver, CO 80202
Reservations: 888-627-8435 ♦ Reception: 303-572-9100

What to do in Denver...

Denver is home to many attractions with a vibrant downtown nightlight. Visit the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, the Denver Art Museum, and The Denver Zoo! 

Find out What to do in Denver!

Become a Sponsor!

The 2017 North American Conference sponsorship package is being developed. Watch for more information to be released in March. In the meantime, if you have questions please contact Amelia at ameliaiap2usa@gmail.com

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