Check out the latest enews, sent 15 April
Table of Contents:
1. IAIA18 updates
IAIA18, “Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition,” will be held 16-19 May 2018 in Durban, South Africa. For more information, visit the conference web site. #iaia18
Accommodations: Book your hotel today! All room blocks and the related discounts at the conference hotels will be released as of 13 April. For more information and booking details for each hotel, visit the Hotel Information page.
Registration is open until 20 April at http://conferences.iaia.org/2018/registration.php. . Pre-registration and pre-payment by that date are required to participate at IAIA18; on-site registrations will not be accepted Need help convincing your employer you should attend? Visit the “Justify your Attendance” page.
The final program will be posted online approximately 27 April and distributed in hard copy upon check-in at the conference. It will also be included in the IAIA18 mobile app.
Training courses, technical visits, [http://conferences.iaia.org/2018/program.php] and other events: Spaces remain in several pre- and post-conference events. Be sure to sign up by 20 April—on-site registration will not be available.
Special thanks to these sponsors who have pledged their support of IAIA: Republic of South Africa Department of Environmental Affairs, eThekwini Municipality, IsoMetrix, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, PRIZMA, Oil for Development NORAD, European Investment Bank, SEMADET Jalisco, Sichuan Tianyu Petroleum, ERM, The World Bank, Wood, Eskom, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and South African Airways – the official airline of IAIA18.
2. Symposium on SDGs in Asia
The newest topic in IAIA’s lineup of special symposiums is “Using Impact Assessment to Achieve the SDGs in Asia.” The symposium will be held 1-3 October 2018 in Kuching, Malaysia.
Abstract submission is open through 7 May 2018.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this symposium. Download the prospectus for more information about how to get involved and the benefits of being an IAIA symposium sponsor.
See the symposium website for more information. #iaiasymposium
3. 2018 AGM announced
IAIA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place Friday, 18 May, from 12:40-13:30 in Room 11 of the Durban International Convention Center. IAIA members and all conference participants are encouraged to attend this annual business meeting of the Association. The agenda includes meeting the IAIA Board of Directors, hearing the Treasurer’s report, and witnessing the presentation of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
4. Resources available: Climate change best practice principles, gender key citations updates
Climate change best practice principles have been updated. IAIA expresses its gratitude to Philip Byer, Weston Fisher, and Arend Kolhoff for their work on the update.
IAIA also expresses thanks to Francesca Viliani and Frank Vanclay for updating the gender and gender impact assessment key citations.
5. Upcoming Branch and Affiliate events
CONGRÈS AQÉI 2018 (Québec Affiliate): Under the theme "The human being at the heart of the impact study,” AQEI will hold its 26th conference 3-4 May 2018 at the Château Laurier Hotel in Quebec City.
Conferência Nacional de Avaliação de Impactes (CNAI’18) (Portuguese Affiliate): A Inovação na Avaliação de Impactes. 24-26 May 2018 in Porto, Portugal. See https://sites.google.com/view/cnai18/p%C3%A1gina-inicial for more information.
UVP-Gesellschaft e.V. (German Affiliate), is holding a conference on “Fit for the future with environmental assessment - new law and new fields of action,” 26-28 September 2018, in Goslar, Germany. The call for abstracts is open until 15 March. See http://www.uvp.de/de/14-uvp-kongress-2018 for more information.
Associação Brasileira de Avaliação de Impacto (ABAI), IAIA’s pilot Affiliate in Brazil, will be holding the Brazilian Congress of Impact Assessment (CBAI), October 22-26 2018. See http://avaliacaodeimpacto.org.br/evento/ for more information.
6. Other upcoming events
The 12th Asia Impact Assessment Conference (AIC 2018), hosted by the Japan Society for Impact Assessment (JSIA), will be held at the University of Shizuoka in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan, 20-22 August 2018. After the Fifth Japan-Korea conference, JSIA held the Sixth Japan-Korea‐China tripartite EIA conference (the First Japan-Vietnam-Korea-China EIA conference), and now they are announcing AIC 2018. The AIC has been held for international relationships among many practitioners, researchers, students, and other audiences from a variety of countries in Asia since 2003. For more information, see http://www.jsia.net/confernces_specialmeetings.html.