International Association for Impact Assessment

January 2017 e-news

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    January 2017 e-news

    IAIA17 updates

    IAIA17, “Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change,” will be held 4-7 April 2017 in Montréal, Canada.  For more information, visit the conference website. #iaia17

    Important Dates:

    13 January:  Presenting author & session chair registration deadline
    13 January:  Early bird registration deadline
    13 February:  Draft papers due (optional)
    15 February:  Young Professionals Bursary applications due
    15 February:  Training course and technical visit pre-registration deadline
    22 February:  Photo contest submissions due

    Upcoming registration deadline: Be sure to register by Friday, 13 January to take advantage of the discounted early bird rates. After 13 January, regular rates will apply. All session chairs and presenting authors are required to register by 13 January to appear on the program.

    Young Professionals Bursaries available: Up to 15 Young Professionals Bursaries will be awarded in the form of waived registration fees. Applicants must be 30 years of age or younger, have never before attended an IAIA conference, and be living and working in a low-income/middle-income economy. Applications are due 15 February. Find full application details, as well as other IAIA17 opportunities for students and young professionals, on the IAIA17 website

    Training courses and technical visit updates:  Space is still available in all training courses and technical visits.  Courses and visits that do not meet the minimum number of participants by 15 February will be canceled, so be sure to register soon if you are interested.  (Registrations for courses and visits after 15 February will be accepted subject to availability.)   

    Climate change photo contest: IAIA members and affiliate members are invited to compete in the IAIA17 Photo Contest, focusing on the theme of climate change. Illustrate the effects of climate change and efforts to mitigate and adapt by sharing great photos of people, communities, natural environments, events, and more from all over the world. The winning photos will be displayed at the IAIA17 conference and will also be published on the websites of IAIA and AQÉI. Get full details online, and submit your photos by 22 February.

    Sponsorship:  There are still many opportunities to sponsor IAIA17.  The fun run, lunches, coffee breaks, and more are still available, or select from a variety of theme forums and concurrent sessions to sponsor.  More information, including a Sponsorship Opportunities Brochure noting benefits offered to sponsors, is available online.

    A special thanks to these IAIA17 sponsors who have already pledged their support:  Golder Associates; The Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF); Ouranos; WSP Canada; Stantec; Hydro-Québec; Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change; Tourisme Montréal; Gran Tierra Energy; Export Development Canada; Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency; Fisheries and Oceans Canada; Rio Tinto Alcan; European Investment Bank; Engineers Canada; Government of the Northwest Territories; Quebec Health Department; NORAD; Société du Plan Nord; Nunavut Impact Review Board.

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