"I valued the networking at the conference –
meeting with other professionals in the same field and sharing stories and experiences,
across so many professions, cultures and countries."IAIA's conferences are held in a different location each year, drawing 500-700 environmental professionals from 70+ nations. Lively exchange and learning opportunities are provided through technical visits, training courses, workshops, theme forums, concurrent sessions, poster displays, networking, and social activities. Recent conference hosts include Mexico, Switzerland, Ghana, Australia, Korea, Norway, USA, Canada, Morocco, The Netherlands, Colombia, Hong Kong, Scotland, Portugal, South Africa, and New Zealand.
"I learned how similar issues are being handled elsewhere,
that some of the issues we are struggling with are also challenges elsewhere and our approach is novel."
"I connected with people I can hire for future projects."
33rd Annual Meeting of the International Association for Impact Assessment
13 - 16 May 2013 | Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Impact Assessment: The Next Generation. The conference theme embraces the impact of current global change now and in the coming decades and how impact assessment (IA) itself will evolve as a result. The "next generation" refers to both a new generation of practitioners and new approaches to IA practice internationally to address issues of global concern. The next few decades are seen as a nexus of environmental effects to the global commons (e.g., climate change, biodiversity, soil degradation and loss, ocean productivity, loss of aboriginal cultures) coupled with increased urban, human and economic development. These global changes have profound implications to the trajectory of IA and of nations. You, as a participant in this conference, need to be part of this new future.
Regional special meetings are organized to make information exchange and networking opportunities available to those who might not be able to attend the international conferences, as well as to focus attention to specific issues. IAIA held a special meeting on "International Experience and Perspectives in SEA" in Prague, Czech Republic, in September 2005 and another on "Assessing and Managing Cumulative Environmental Effects" November 2009 in Calgary, Canada. Other special meetings include: