First Announcement and Call for Session Proposals

First Announcement and Call for Session Proposals

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2012

The 33rd annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on 13-16 May, 2013. The theme of the IAIA13 conference is "Impact Assessment: The Next Generation." 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.

The following four themes reflect possible session streams:

  • A New Generation of People and Engagement
  • A New Generation of Extractive Resource Industries
  • A New Generation of Issues and Solutions
  • A New Generation in Regulatory Frameworks

Special focus days are planned for industry and health impact assessment, along with technical visits, training courses, and numerous networking opportunities.

Online abstract submission for workshops, panels, theme forums and other sessions will be open soon and will be available on the IAIA13 pageunder Submissions. (Click the "Sign up for updates" link there to be notified when it opens.) Session proposals will be due by 31 August. The Preliminary Program will be posted in October, after which abstracts for paper presentations may be submitted until 31 December. IAIA expects over 800 delegates from 80+ nations to attend this conference.

IAIA's Western and Northern Canada affiliate (IAIA-WNC) is the local host and organizer for IAIA13.

IAIA welcomes sponsorship in any amount for IAIA13. For more information, please see the Sponsorship Opportunities flyer or contact Bridget John or Richard Roberts.


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About IAIA: For over 30 years, the International Association for Impact Assessment has been holding annual conference events that bring together impact assessment professionals and environmental decision makers from government, academia, industry, and donor agencies for networking and professional exchange. IAIA promotes best practice in impact assessment and has members from over 120 nations.