Update on IAP2 Conference (Oct. 14-19)

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Conference is coming up soon in Portland, OR and with it come extra ways to participate in this year's event. First, during pre-conference training (Oct. 14-16) all three IAP2 Certificate Program courses will be offered along with more than 10 other excellent training sessions. This is the most diverse training program ever offered at an IAP2 conference. For more information or to register, visit www.iap2.org/displayconvention.cfm. IAP2 has also opened up sponsorship opportunities - if you or your employer are interested, visit www.iap2.org or contact Roberta Bourn at . Third, all conference presenters and registrants are invited to prepare a poster that presents their new ideas in public participation. They are looking for ideas developed through practical experience or academic research. Posters will be presented at the Ideas Fair session on Monday October 17, 2005, from 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference. A numbered catalog of the poster displays will also be available. Prepare a brief description of your poster idea (about 50 words) and your contact information and send it to Paul Leistner, 2350 S.E. 57th Ave., Portland, OR 97215 USA or email .

Added by Amy Lang on September 11, 2005