Banff National Park

2022 International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) Canada North American Conference

September 14 - 16, 2022

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Dr.
Banff, AB

Join us in beautiful Banff, Canada, for this year's IAP2 Canada conference! Let's discuss what “Connecting with Purpose” means  from connecting with diverse communities to connecting across digital platforms.

We are proud to sponsor the conference and help kick-start it during the opening reception as the Core Values Lead.

Getting Social: Authentic Connections and Community Building through Online Engagement

  • September 14-16 | Poster presentations are available for viewing throughout the day.
  • Poster Presenters: Shea Saladee & Stefani Wilkens, HDR

Social media has forever changed and will continue to shape project communication tools and strategies. ​​We’ll explore how to create intentional connections and relationships in a digital-first world, and address access, opportunity, equity, strategy and technology in order to demonstrate how social media can help organizations not only build a brand but become a trusted partner in their communities.

As more people turn to their screens to form connections, organizations need to be prepared to utilize fast-paced and emerging technologies, like social media, to reach diverse audiences, provide timely, accurate information and engage in meaningful dialogue. As we move into the future, it is imperative for industry leaders to understand the necessity and value social media can bring to projects.

A Community’s Project Brought to Life: Lowcountry Rapid Transit’s Equitable & Inclusive Video Series

  • September 14-16 | Poster presentations are available for viewing throughout the day.
  • Poster Presenter: Samantha Dubay, HDR 

A video series was developed for Lowcountry Rapid Transit, South Carolina’s first mass transit system that will transform one of our most overlooked, diverse and unsafe corridors. The series was targeted to stakeholders and communities whose quality of life will most be enhanced by the system. This poster session will present each video’s purpose and how each video utilized different videography disciplines and goals to garner public attention. Most importantly, the underlying theme of this series was to show the representation of the communities that this world-class transit system will serve, and how the project is being built for the community by the community.