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How do I register?  To register for an event, simply click on the event name. If online registration is available, click on the registration link. 

If online registration is not available please download the registration form and fax or mail it in to the appropriate location. Please note that the majority of our courses are handled by independent consultants and inquiries should be sent directly to them.

For a list of all international IAP2 event opportunities, please visit their webpage.

Upcoming events

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • (EDT)
    • 30 Nov 2020
    • 11:59 PM (EST)
    • Online
    Register

    Please use this for paying for your Certification Application fee of $250.00.

    • 08 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 31 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    Register

    Please use this to pay for your IAP2 Canada Core Values Awards application.

    • 10 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 20 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online

    Taught by Delaney, this is part 1 of the IAP2 Foundations program, which is a prerequisite for IAP2 Professional Certification.

    Find more information about the Foundations course and register here.


    • 11 Aug 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • online
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    Local governments around the world increasingly portray their work as “participatory,” but scholars have identified persistent challenges, particularly for historically disenfranchised communities. Successful participatory processes can promote collaborative problem-solving and correct structural inequities, but they can also reinforce existing power inequities and undermine benefits.

    There is also the matter of perception: how residents see participatory processes may be different from the way practitioners perceive them. Allison Smith of the City of Louisville, KY, and Daniel DeCaro of the University of Louisville will discuss research into the ways that institutional and systemic racism shapes residents’ perception of a city’s governance practices and look at ways of improving the public participation process.

    Remember the two-stage process for registering for these webinars: your confirmation email will contain a link to the webinar site. Fill out that form in order to get your login information.

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    Rejoignez-nous le mardi 11 août  11h (heure du Pacifique) / 14h (heure de l’Est) pour le webinaire en anglais « Charlotte Encore - Evaluating P2 to Address Historic Disenfranchisement and Empower Communities » avec Allison Smith de la ville de Louisville, KY et Daniel DeCaro de University of Louisville. Vous auriez la chance d'apprendre comment le racisme institutionnel et systémique peut influencer la perception qu'ont les résidents envers les pratiques de gouvernance municipale. En face à ces défis, le webinaire examinera comment améliorer les processus de participation publique.

    N'oubliez pas le processus en DEUX ÉTAPES : votre courriel de confirmation comportera un lien. Il vous suffit de cliquer sur ce lien et de remplir le formulaire pour recevoir vos informations de connexion.

    Les webinaires sont gratuits pour les membres de l’AIP2 Canada. Les non-membres peuvent participer au tarif de 50 $ par webinaire.


    • 18 Aug 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM
    Register

    IAP2 Canada is hosting Zoom drop-in sessions for 2020 Virtual North American Conference presenters! You can test Zoom features with us and we can help answer any questions you might have. This session is for presenters only.

    • 19 Aug 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 17
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    Understanding the fundamentals of engaging in a digital world has never been more important. The rapid shift to providing more engagement opportunities online in response to the global pandemic means more people are navigating this terrain and trying to figure out how to maintain the best practices of public engagement planning and implementation. This three-hour workshop is designed to acknowledge the prevalence of digital media in comparison to other engagement techniques, explore its impacts including opportunities and challenges, and reinforce best practices for planning and implementing engagement digitally.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    This online course will be offered in one, three hour session.

    Cancellation policy

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this course participants will be able to:

    • Recognize the prevalence of digital media use in comparison to other engagement techniques

    • Discuss the potential impacts and considerations for a rapid shift to primarily or completely digital engagement

    • Assess digital engagement experiences through the lens of principles

    • Examine various aspects of the digital engagement planning process

    • Explore possible challenges, risks, and barriers in relation to digital engagement

    • Discern the relevant details of a digital engagement scenario. 

    • Choose appropriate tools and/or techniques to address digital engagement needs.

    • Defend choices using concepts explored during the workshop.

    COURSE OUTLINE

    Trainer: Maria deBruijn

    Engagement practitioner. Facilitator. Curriculum designer. Instructor. Relationship builder. Maria is a much sought after critical thinker and consummate problem solver, with over 20 years of achieving successful outcomes. She has advised and supported many organizations in enhancing their engagement efforts, developing and facilitating business planning and strategies, and providing professional development and training. Her experience includes highly complex, multi-party projects featuring multi-stage engagement processes. Maria is IAP2 trained and holds a Master’s degree in Communications and Technology specializing in digital engagement.

    • 24 Aug 2020
    • (MDT)
    • 27 Aug 2020
    • (MDT)
    • Online
    The Canadian Trainers Collective is pleased to offer the online version of Planning for Effective Public Participation. Planning is the first of the two modules of the Foundations training program and we will be offering the second module, Techniques, online in November 2020. The virtual Planning course will be delivered over 4 days, August 24-27 with 2 sessions per day. For more information and how to register please see our website


    (Canadian Trainers' Collective, l-r Gale Simpson, Lara Tierney, Gay Robinson, Jan Bloomfield)

    • 24 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 27 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 18
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    This course provides an overview of the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Starting with the context of Indigenous Peoples in North America prior to contact, following initial relationships between settlers and Indigenous communities and acts of colonization, participants will explore the interactions and policies that have contributed to the current context of Indigenous interests in Canada today.

    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in two segments: one, three hour session and one, two hour session.

    Just like face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

    — Cancellation policy —


    Learning Objectives:

    Through this session, participants will:

    • Recall a historical overview of experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada

    • Reflect on the current interests of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the impact of government policies of assimilation, including the Indian residential school legacy

    • Discuss complexities regarding the intersection between Indigenous Peoples and various types of development and decision-making in Canada 

    • Discuss strategies for effective and meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities

    COURSE OUTLINE

    Trainer(s): Steve Francis & Anne Harding, CP3

    Steve FrancisSteve Francis is the President of 3S Consulting Services, a Calgary based Indigenous consulting company. A member of Nekaneet First Nation in southwest Saskatchewan and a law school graduate, Steve provides strategic guidance and workshops focused on Aboriginal consultation and Indigenous participation in energy development. He is passionate about educating organizations and their personnel about Indigenous interests and proposing policy solutions that benefit Indigenous people and the federal or provincial Crown respectively.


    Anne HardingAnne Harding, CP3 is the Owner of Forum Community Relations Inc., a Calgary based consulting company dedicated to promoting and creating space for meaningful engagement, reconciliation, and relationship-building. Anne has also worked in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations at Suncor Energy since 2007. She has engaged with over 60 Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on economic development, community engagement, education, training, and resource consultation initiatives. Anne holds an MA in Corporate-Aboriginal Relations and a CP3 (Certified Public Participation Professional) designation through IAP2 Canada.

    • 25 Aug 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom
    • 19
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    Public participation practitioners understand the need to involve others in decision making. It builds connections, increases buy-in and reduces blind spots. But too often, once that input has been given, it enters a “black box” of mystery and, seemingly magically, out pops a decision that may appear to bear little resemblance to the advice received. This course will help participants plan and facilitate effective group collaboration by being explicit about how decisions will be made, by whom, and based on what considerations, before actually making them. Learn tips and techniques for designing and leading collective decision-making processes that are not only more transparent and defensible, but ultimately quicker and wiser too.

    Participants will leave the course with:

    • Greater conscious awareness of how decisions are or could be made.

    • Specific considerations to break down a decision-making process into its component parts.
    • Techniques for effectively facilitating a group decision-making process.
    • A high energy, engaging learning experience to make the learning content more sticky and memorable.
    PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.


    This virtual course is offered in one, three hour session.

     - Cancellation Policy

    Trainer: Dr. Rebecca Sutherns

    Dr. Rebecca Sutherns, is a dynamic speaker, engaging facilitator and astute strategist with over 20 years of experience. She is the CEO of Sage Solutions, a facilitation and consulting firm that delivers strategic clarity and time well spent, through helping purpose-driven leaders align what's important to them with what they actually do. Rebecca holds a PhD in Sustainable Communities and a Master's in Public Administration. She is a skilled mediator, sought after conference presenter and avid traveller.

    • 25 Aug 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM
    Register

    IAP2 Canada is hosting Zoom drop-in sessions for 2020 Virtual North American Conference presenters! You can test Zoom features with us and we can help answer any questions you might have. This session is for presenters only.

    • 26 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 28 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 15
    Register

    Once you’ve completed IAP2 Planning for Effective Public Participation, you are ready to add 50+ practical tools and methodologies to your public participation toolkit. Working experientially with seasoned IAP2 trainers and your peers, you’ll now learn powerful techniques you can put to immediate use in your next project.

    This module breaks down specific methods including World Café, Interviews, Revolving Conversations, Deliberation, and Advisory Groups. You’ll leave armed with a wealth of reference material, IAP2 tipsheets, and the ability to select appropriate procedures for each new project. You’ll also learn how to establish and maintain effective communication during the process.

    This is part two of Foundations two modulesThe Planning Module is a prerequisite to Techniques.

    PLEASE NOTE:International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

    Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This virtual course will be offered in five, three and two hour segments with multiple sessions over the week (both in morning and afternoon). Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

    Cancellation policy

    Learning Objectives

    Participants who have completed the Techniques course will be able to:

    • Understand key characteristics of a wide variety of traditional and emerging techniques and technologies

    • Assess and select techniques to meet identified public participation objectives

    • Modify and combine techniques to meet various objectives and circumstances

    • Determine the skills and resources needed to use different techniques effectively

      Course Overview
      • Review of Planning for Effective Public Participation
      • Inclusive design
      • Techniques to Share information
      • Techniques to Collect & Compile Input
      • Online Engagement
      • Techniques to Bring People Together
      • Open Public Forums
      • Specialized Processes
      • Representative Processes
      • Advisory Committees
      • Technique Selection Exercise
      Trainer: Tannis Topolnisky, CP3

      Tannis Topolnisky

      Tannis has 18 years of public engagement experience and has been a licensed trainer of the IAP2 Foundations and IAP2 for Decision Makers courses since 2011.  Her passion is in creating the space where people come together to make a difference in the individual, the organization, their relationships and beyond into programs, policies and decision making. She has experience in a wide diversity of projects where impacts on health, livelihood, relationships, well-being and community are most common.  She has worked with organizations and on projects that have received national and international recognition of excellence, including IAP2 Canada and IAP2 International Core Values Awards.  She is an IAP2 mentor for new practitioners and an assessor for new IAP2 Foundations candidate trainers.

       “What is a teacher? I'll tell you: it isn't someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

      • 01 Sep 2020
      • (EDT)
      • 04 Sep 2020
      • (EDT)
      • 4 sessions
      • Zoom
      • 19
      Register

      This  training course combines the work of risk communication expert Dr. Peter Sandman with the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) core concepts for meaningful and effective public participation and stakeholder engagement. In these challenging times you need strategies and behaviours to work together more effectively when communities and stakeholders are outraged. This course is recommended for seasoned practitioners who have practical experience working with the public. The workshop is practical, hands-on and participatory with a mix of video, lecture and group exercises.

      PLEASE NOTE: International IAP2 members require a code to register. Please contact info@iap2canada.ca to obtain it.

      Please note that scheduling online training is very different from face-to-face. This online course will be offered in four, three hour segments over the week.

      Just like the face-to-face training, we expect all participants to attend all sessions listed in the event.

      Note that the session times are Eastern Time.

      Cancellation policy

      Learning Objectives

      Participants who complete this course will gain skills that result in:

      • How to identify and assess the root causes of public frustration, anger and outrage.
      • Understand 12 reasons for reactions and be better able to predict and prevent public anger.
      • Learn 6 strategies to prevent or reduce public outrage so more effective public engagement can take place.
      • Specific tools and techniques for working with the angriest people.
      • How to address internal resistance to trying new ways of engaging with the public.
      • How to ask questions and engage meaningfully with value and empathy.
      • How your attitude and behaviour impacts public anger, and how to show up more effectively.
      • A new way of thinking about public outrage, and enhanced skills, knowledge and behaviours to apply in your next public engagement challenge.


      Trainer: Stephani Roy McCallum

      Stephani Roy McCallumStephani is Chief Storm Rider at the Courageous Leadership Project where she steps into the storm of high emotion and conflict, and rides it to clearer skies. She is an internationally-recognized trailblazer who has worked on five continents facilitating tough conversations on high stakes, high emotion issues. As a trained co-active leadership coach, she brings 25 years of public engagement experience in bringing people together to build new perspectives and collaboratively create brave solutions, growing their own leadership and capacity. Steph has been the recipient of multiple awards for her work, including and IAP2 International Award for Project of the Year. Stephani sees a world where a new kind of leader is needed, willing to have brave, honest conversations about the things that matter most. When leaders show up with fierce courage, open-hearts and a deep commitment to integrity groups can move from stuck to possible. Stephani believes that brave, honest conversations are how we solve the challenges in our world, together.   

      • 08 Sep 2020
      • (MDT)
      • 11 Sep 2020
      • (MDT)
      • Virtual
      Register

      IAP2's North American Conference is going virtual!

      The NAC Virtual Conference will be held from September 8-11 via Zoom between 9am-5pm Mountain time.  Check out the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      The Conference format and context may have changed, but our goals of bringing you top notch professional development, networking opportunities, and an engaging participant experience have not. 

      You can look forward to exploring ’Mountains of Possibility’ with some stimulating content. Plenaries are being updated so the Conference reflects the times we live in, as COVID-19 and racial justice dominate the public agenda. We are thrilled that many of the presenters scheduled for Banff have agreed to go virtual with us. We’d like to extend a BIG thank you to them as they pivot to ensure you get what you need from their participatory sessions.

      Plans also include fun activities, workshops, networking opportunities, and issue-specific caucusing for those involved in sectors like government, transportation, education, health care, environment, and others.

      *** NEW for the Virtual Conference. Once you register for the Conference you will also need to register for workshops (3 hours) and sessions (90 or 60 minutes) you want to attend. You will not need to register for the plenary sessions; watch for information on the networking and fun events, coming soon! ***

      **** If you are an IAP2 USA or IAP2 International member, please contact info@iap2canada.ca for your password. ****

      *

      La Conférence virtuelle se tiendra sur Zoom, du 8 au 11 septembre, de 9 h à 17 h, heure normale des Rocheuses. 

      Bien que le format et le contexte de la Conférence aient changé, notre objectif demeure de vous offrir des possibilités de perfectionnement professionnel et de réseautage d’excellente qualité ainsi qu’une expérience de participation enrichissante. Voir le programme détaillé ici.

      La majorité des séances seront présentées en anglais, mais nous aurons deux séances bilingues, et une séance en français. Nous prévoyons aussi d'offrir des services d'interprétation simultanée pour certaines sessions! Plus de détails à suivre prochainement.

      Vous pouvez donc vous attendre à explorer des sommets de possibilités ainsi que des sujets stimulants. Les séances plénières ont été remaniées afin de refléter la situation actuelle, à l’heure où la COVID-19 et le thème de la justice raciale sont au cœur des préoccupations publiques. Nous sommes très heureux que plusieurs présentateurs qui devaient offrir des cours à Banff aient accepté notre offre d’événement en ligne. Nous souhaitons les remercier CHALEUREUSEMENT puisqu’ils ont su s’adapter rapidement afin que vous puissiez tirer pleinement profit de leurs séances participatives.

      Nous avons également prévu des activités divertissantes, des ateliers, des possibilités de réseautage ainsi que des caucus portant sur des sujets précis pour les participants œuvrant dans les secteurs du gouvernement, des transports, de l’éducation, de la santé, de l’environnement et autres.

      *** NOUVEAUTÉ cette année. Nous demandons aux participants de la Conférence de s’inscrire aux ateliers et aux séances auxquels ils souhaitent participer. Les places pour certains événements sont limitées, alors assurez-vous de vous inscrire d'abord à la Conférence, et ensuite aux séances et activités qui vous intéressent (besoin d'un mot de passe). Consultez le programme détaillé ici; d’autres détails sur nos conférenciers seront publiés sous peu! ***



      • 08 Sep 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 48
      Register

      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 08 Sep 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 31
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 08 Sep 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 35
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 08 Sep 2020
      • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 45
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 35
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 43
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 45
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 40
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 44
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 45
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 37
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 47
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 38
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 41
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

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      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 48
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

      If you would like to register for this session you will need to register for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference.

       

      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 41
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

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      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 47
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

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      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 37
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

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      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 33
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      Thank you for registering for the 2020 IAP2 North American Conference!

      For session details, please see the Schedule-at-a-Glance.

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      • 09 Sep 2020
      • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (MDT)
      • ZOOM
      • 50
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