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It’s been a long time coming, and we can finally announce it: the next IAP2 North American Conference (NAC) is set for Banff, Alberta, September 14 - 16, 2022 at the Banff Centre for Arts & CreativityWe can’t wait to see you and bring our conference theme, Connecting with purpose, to life! 

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.

COVID-19 measures: The Banff Centre has implemented its own COVID policies for visitors accessing the Centre. To learn more about the COVID-19 measures at the Banff Centre, please consult their website here. IAP2 Canada will be following federal and provincial COVID-19 public health protocols, at minimum, for our conference. Out of respect for other attendees, regardless of which protocols are in place, we will be encouraging all participants to wear masks.



TOP 5 Reasons Join us in Banff

  1. Connect with other P2 practitioners during and outside of the sessions.

  2. Engage in discussions about key public participation (P2)  issues and emerging trends.

  3. Network with your peers, speakers, prospective clients and suppliers.

  4. Participate in hands-on workshops and learn new skills in the company of your P2 peers, without worrying about the mute button.

  5. Soak in Banff and revel in its beauty while having fun with your P2 peers!

What is included in your conference registration fee?

  • Access to all sessions and workshops throughout the conference
  • Welcome reception on Wednesday (Sept. 14)
  • Breakfast, snacks and lunch on Thursday (Sept. 15) and Friday (Sept. 16)
  • Core Values Awards Gala and dinner (Sept. 15) 
  • Access to field trips (note: some field trips might have an extra charge)
  • Access to the recorded conference sessions (up to two weeks after the conference), so you can catch-up on the ones you missed.

See you in Banff! Register here.

Consult our Cancellation Policy.


We know that travelling to Banff requires an extra step in transportation, so we have arranged some options for you to get from Calgary International Airport to Banff and back.

  1. IAP2 Canada has partnered with Direct Travel to provide all the services you'll need for getting to and from the conference. Direct Travel has negotiated discounts with the airlines. They can coordinate your flights and ground transportation and have staff available around the clock to help deal with any issues that might arise. Contact Direct Travel for more information: iap2canada@dt.com.
  2. We are arranging for charter buses to take you between YYC and Banff on Sept. 13 and 14, and back to Calgary Airport Sept. 16 and 17, at a discounted rate of $57.32 (tax included). Contact iap2canada@dt.com for more information and to book.
  3. Conference-goers can also receive a 15% discount on the Banff Airporter, which offers ten trips daily, each way. The discount is good for travel between September 11 and 18. Contact conference@iap2canada.ca to obtain the promo code.


You can already reserve your hotel room at the Banff Centre! Alternative accommodations: Banff & Lake LouiseCanmore 


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Core Values Lead



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