Friday, October 30, 2009

IAP2 Australasian Conference

Last week the Australasian Affiliate's conference in Fremantle WA, was a huge success, attracting guests from Canada and South Africa and delegates from all around Australia and New Zealand. Check out their experience in pictures at on the IAP2 Australasian website

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Member Engagement Coming Soon

At the Annual General Meeting in San Diego in September President Anne Pattillo outlined the challenges and opportunities of the past few years. She was followed by President Elect - and now President - Desley Renton - putting to the meeting a proposition from the Board for IAP2 to become a Federation of Affiliates. This proposition will engage the entire membership and an engagement plan is under construction as forecasted in a recent edition of the e-News. This week (Friday in the Northern Hemisphere and Saturday in the Southern) the IAP2 Board will meet to discuss the next steps for this engagement. So stay tuned! In the mean time if you a member of IAP2 you are able to check out the power point presentations provided by Anne and Desley at the AGM on the governance page in the members only section of IAP2.

Helping get the plan together and providing invaluable advice on some of the technical requirements are Blair McNaughton from the Wild Rose Chapter in Calgary, Alberta Canada and Tim Bonnemann from the Northern California Chapter in San Francisco, USA.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

IAP2 Parlez-Vous Francais?

IAP2 has established a social networking site for its French Speaking members, friends, colleagues and networks.

If you are interested in sharing your ideas, research, discussions in French please sign on and join the AIP2 Ning Site.

AIP2 has been asked to be in partnership with the City of Clamart to give advice on the organisation of the city's meetings on local democracy.

Civic engagement is a hot topic as Europe gets ready to host the United Nations Climate Change conference in Copenhagen (COP15). AIP2 is involved in helping foster citizen discussion on these critical subject.