Benefits of Membership
IAP2 is made up of a diverse and growing group of people who design, implement, use, and participate in public participation processes. Anyone who works with the public to develop policy, make decisions, or implement programs will benefit from membership in IAP2.
Annual International Conference – Share your experiences with hundreds of IAP2 members, learn the latest trends and innovation in public participation, attend skills workshops, and see local public participation projects first hand. Member discounts and special programs are available.
IAP2 Public Participation Training – IAP2 certificate training consists of three modules that focus on the fundamentals of public participation. After completing all three modules, students receive a Certificate in Public Participation from IAP2.
Chapters - IAP2 chapters provide local networking, workshops, information, and exploration of ideas.
Online, partially peer reviewed journal – The ‘IJP2’ is an on-line, multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information among researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, and citizens about public participation and its impact around the world.
eNews – IAP2 keeps you up-to-date with regular news from the field of public participation including: upcoming conference information, participation happenings, training opportunities, job postings, industry events, chapter highlights, and IAP2 news.
Members-only Web site – exclusive access to:
- Past issues of Interact Journal
- Past issues of Participation Quarterly
- A message board for direct communications with other members
- Online membership directory
- Conference proceedings
- IAP2’s Annual Report
Job Bank – IAP2 posts jobs that you are trying to fill. Members can get information on available positions on the IAP2 Web site and via eNews.
Bookstore – IAP2’s online bookstore provides an extensive selection of resources from the field of public participation.