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Request for Proposals Extended to April 16!

We know that life happens. If you are feeling short on time, we have good news. We have extended the deadline for Requests for Proposals for the 2021 IAP2 North American Conference: “Sound partnerships: Community engagement in times of change.”

The Conference is set for Sept. 13 - 16, and once again, it will be online. 

IAP2 welcomes innovative ideas and practice-based presentations that explore the theme: Sound partnerships: Community engagement in times of change.  

We recognize that the past year has introduced new challenges and opportunities for public participation - it has been a time of great change across the world, our nations, and within our communities. It is also a time of great possibility, as the need for good public participation is relevant now more than ever. 

How are we growing and adapting our public participation practices? How are we building partnerships, to overcome these challenges or build new opportunities? 

If you have practical approaches, tools, or inspiring stories to share with our practice, we want to hear from you. 

Please review the full Call for Proposal, the Application Questions and Apply. The deadline to submit a proposal is extended to Friday, April 16th, 2021, 11:59 PM (PST). 

Questions? Contact Erin Zimmermann at erin@iap2usa.org

Volunteer for a Committee

The situation around COVID-19 may be uncertain, but at IAP2, we’re certain of this: a virtual Conference can be a success. Now, we need YOU to take part in the organizing subcommittees. You are welcome to apply to all three committees!

Check out these opportunities:


The Sponsorship Committee is in charge of putting together relevant, compelling opportunities for potential conference sponsors to support the conference program. You’ll get to help build relationships and give attendees and vendors a chance to meet and experience some of the best people, firms, organizations and products in the field.

For newcomers to the field, this is a great opportunity to meet people; for seasoned practitioners, this is a chance to put your wisdom to work. This Conference has a history of long-standing sponsors!

Read the job description and apply hereDeadline to apply: January 30, 2021.


One of the things we learned from the 2020 Conference is that youcanconnect with colleagues, hang out with old friends and meet new ones and generally have fun in a virtual setting! 

As a Fun and Networking Committee member, you will be responsible for the social portions of thevirtualconference. The Steering Committee will be looking to you to identify and implement activities that will get people interacting and virtually engaged - giving participants the opportunity to have fun and network.

Read the job description and apply here. Deadline to apply: January 30, 2021.

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