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Mission and Purpose

IAP2 USA advances public participation in the United States by providing its members with tools and information to conduct high-quality public participation processes, by providing government, industry, nonprofit organizations and participants with educational resources to increase the quality and value of their participation in such processes, and by advocating for quality public participation programs based on our Core Values and Code of Ethics.


IAP2 USA was founded in 2010, but its history goes back to 1990, when IAP2 was first founded in the U.S. As of December 2012, IAP2 USA has a little over 500 members.

Specializations and activities

IAP2 USA provides tools and services for public participation practitioners, peer-to-peer networking online and via local chapters, communities of practice (CoP), and an annual North America conference in collaboration with IAP2 Canada.


IAP2 USA is funded mostly through membership dues.


The IAP2 USA blog can be found at

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