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2022 IAP2 NAC

Welcome to the 2022 IAP2 North American Conference

Connect with purpose, to life!

The 2022 IAP2 North American Conference (NAC) offers a unique opportunity to meet, communicate and collaborate with other P2 specialists and champions from across Canada. Our diverse community of professionals, citizens, academics, and decision-makers are committed to involving the public in decisions that affect them. As the pre-eminent organization for public participation and public engagement in Canada, our conference offers a unique opportunity to meet, communicate with and share stories with other P2 practitioners and champions from across Canada.

Our theme this year is “Connecting with Purpose”: connecting through differences; connecting to achieve diverse representation; connecting with Indigenous ways of knowing; connecting through the screen; connecting with the P2 community.

Missed the in-person event in Banff, Alberta from September 14 - 16, 2022? You can still access the content at your own pace through our Digital Experience! The conference sessions were recorded and have been made available to registrants through our virtual hub.


Free Webinar - Digital Engagement Strategies for a Divided Room

How can digital and hybrid approaches support engagement when participants are polarized? We have all learned that power, privilege, and the inability to understand one another’s perspectives are key challenges for engagement today.

Risk-averse organizations might turn away from public engagement for fear of contentious online discourse, or lean into highly controlled digital strategies with flat surveys and limited conversation spaces; but many are leaning into the challenge to build digital and hybrid engagement spaces that are dynamic, equity-minded, welcoming, and creative.

Hear from experienced digital engagement practitioners about strategies and tools for bringing diverse voices into conversations and offering opportunities for consensus, while supporting safer/welcoming spaces for a divided public.


This free webinar is brought to you by:

Technology Lead Sponsor

Technology Sponsor


Why You Should Join Us For the Digital Experience


Be Inspired

Be inspired as P2 leaders, innovators, and pioneers share their expertise, insight, and advice and open your eyes to fresh perspectives.



Advance Your Career

Stay relevant and informed on best practices, critical topics, and innovations in the world of P2.



Find Solutions

Gain access to the latest companies, tools, services, and technologies to help shape the future of your organization.



Meet Our Keynotes

These dynamic social champions offer unique perspectives on important topics. Get ready to return to work inspired and re-energized!


Shalini Sinha

Change-Maker, Activist & Academic

Founder, Inclusiv



Steve Mesler

Former Olympian & Co-Founder of Classroom Champions

CEO, Classroom Champions



Our Pre-Conference Field Trip Experiences

Attendees discovered a unique cultural learning experience and a glimpse of “pre-contact” customs in what is now called Alberta.

Nakoda Îtipi and Ryder Style Craft from Eden Valley in the Stoney Nakoda First Nation shared two pre-conference workshops: a tipi-raising in the morning and a tipi-lowering in the afternoon. You can choose to attend the morning or afternoon, and there is no pre-requisite to attend either session. They experienced teepee teachings and Star Knowledge, based on an ancient concept known to early man: “As above, So below”, and which were, for a time, outlawed by the Canadian federal government.




The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity's Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge, with deep respect and gratitude, our home on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, in the beautiful and special territory of Treaty 7. We recognize the past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, Tsuut’ina Nations, and Métis from Region 3, who help us steward this land, as well as honour and celebrate this place.

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