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Virtual AGM, air quality webinar, and more

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    Virtual AGM, air quality webinar, and more

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    2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) announced

    The AGM is the annual business meeting of the Association. All members are encouraged to participate.

    As determined by the Board of Directors, this year’s meeting will be held electronically on 15 June 2020 at 13:00 GMT and will feature a vote on updates to IAIA’s bylaws. Check out the bylaws amendments and other meeting materials in the Members Only section of the website. A members-only webinar will be held prior to the AGM to explain the bylaws changes.

    Information on how to access the virtual AGM will be provided directly to members as the event approaches.

    Make sure to renew your membership or join us for the first time to participate in this year's AGM and gain access to everything IAIA has to offer.

    IAIA20: New dates confirmed

    To ensure the health and safety of our delegates, IAIA20 has been rescheduled to 18-21 May 2021 in Seville. Watch the conference website and your email for updates, as submissions and registration will be re-opening in the coming months.



    “IAIA is IAIA through its members”

    Past President Alex Weaver made this statement many years ago, and it is as true now as it was then. Next week is Volunteer Appreciation Week in the USA (19-25 April), and although our volunteers are dispersed around the world, we want to take this opportunity to extend our thanks for their contributions of time, talent, and expertise which make IAIA a vibrant and active community.



    IAIA staff working remotely

    IAIA staff continue to work remotely to provide uninterrupted member service to the greatest extent possible. Please email if you need to reach us, as we are not in the office to take phone calls.


    Interested in hosting a future IAIA annual conference in your country?

    IAIA is now accepting bids to host IAIA23. Contact Jennifer Howell at IAIA HQ to express your interest and receive information on preparing an effective proposal. The deadline for proposals is 15 March 2021.


    Free webinar on demand: Air Quality Impact Assessments

    Learn the basic steps required in any air quality impact assessment on demand with presenter and co-author Franco DiGiovanni as he takes you through IAIA’s “Guiding Principles for Air Quality Assessment Components of Environmental Impact Assessments.”

    UN Environment Chief: COVID-19 is not a silver lining for the climate

    Visible, positive impacts are but temporary, whether through improved air quality or reduced greenhouse gas emissions, because they come on the back of tragic economic slowdown and human distress.

    How to change the world

    As Earth Day is observed again this April and as plans are being put in place to move forward, you’re invited to draw inspiration from people and projects already working to make the world a better place.

    Communicating research to the public

    A key skill for researchers today is around public engagement and research communication. Taylor & Francis, the publisher of IAIA’s journal (IAPA), offers a podcast episode exploring why and how to do this effectively to engage the public in your research.

    Biodiversity & ecosystem services best practices

    IAIA’s international best practice principles series covers a variety of impact assessment topical areas, sharing best practices for practitioners. Check out “Biodiversity and ecosystem services in impact assessment.”

    Cumulative Effects 2020

    IAIA members receive a 10% discount for the Canadian Institute’s annual event in Calgary. Just enter D10-343-343FX01 to save! This conference has been postponed from 22-23 April 2020 to 22-23 July.


    UPADSD 2020: Urban Planning & Architectural Design for Sustainable Development. (Online) 8-10 July 2020. Rome, Italy.

    COSVARD 2020: 3rd International Conference on Smart Villages and Rural Development. 7-8 December 2020. Guwahati, India.

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