|IAIA Monthly E-News||April 2012|
Table of Contents:
1. IAIA12 Updates
Pre-Registration Closes on 11 May: Advance registrations for IAIA12 will be accepted through 11 May. Any registrations after this date should be presented on-site at the registration desk in Porto. Payment will be accepted by cash (US$ or Euro), personal/traveler’s check (US$ drawn on a US bank only), or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).
Annual General Meeting: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is IAIA’s business meeting. Any item you wish to raise at the AGM should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org in writing 30 days before the meeting, which will be held on 30 May.
Hotels: Be sure to mention IAIA12 when booking your hotels to get the group rate. Several of the hotels with IAIA12 room blocks have mentioned that delegates are booking at higher rates by using other booking options. A list of suggested hotels (with booking instructions) is posted at http://www.iaia.org/conferences/iaia12/planning-your-stay.aspx.
Petrogal is a proud sponsor of IAIA12.
IAIA12, the 32nd annual IAIA conference, will be held from 27 May – 1 June 2012 in Porto, Portugal. For more information, visit http://www.iaia.org/iaia12.
2. Special Issue on 'The State of the Art of Impact Assessment', IAPA Vol 30(1) 2012
We are delighted to announce that this special issue is now available on-line. As this is the first edition of Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal (IAPA) (which is now in its 30th year) to be published by Taylor and Francis, it has been made free access to all. The link to access all papers in this special issue is: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tiap20/30/1.
We believe that the six papers, covering Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Policy Assessment, Social Impact Assessment, Health Impact Assessment, and Sustainability Assessment provide a comprehensive and insightful overview of the current state of these fields of practice, and point to some interesting and challenging directions for the future.
We hope you will find them useful. Please feel free to circulate this email to your networks.
3. IAIAConnect Pass
Previously, non-IAIA members were only able to view group discussions on IAIAConnect, our online professional community; they were not able to reply or make postings of their own. Now, for US$30/year, non-members can purchase a “Connect Pass” which will give them access to IAIAConnect including the ability to post and contribute to discussions and announcements, join topical groups, receive digests, and network with IAIA members and other Connect Pass holders. Passholders will also receive monthly e-newsletters from IAIA. (Note, however, that access to IAIA’s quarterly journal and members-only web pages is not included in the Connect Pass fee.) The Connect Pass replaces the Associated Individual membership category.
To purchase a Connect Pass, visit the online store.
4. Non-Conference Training
Historically, IAIA has offered training courses ONLY in conjunction with our annual conferences. Now, thanks to a program developed by IAIA’s Training and Professional Development Committee (TPDC), you may see IAIA’s logo on some of these same courses offered outside of our annual conference.
If you see a special IAIA-endorsement logo on a course flyer, that means the course has been vetted by the TPDC and was delivered successfully (as measured by participant evaluations) at an IAIA conference or special event within the past six years. This is a new program, and we look forward to being able to offer an increasing number of training courses to impact assessment professionals around the world.
5. Save the Date: IAIA13
Mark your calendars for 10-18 May 2013 to attend IAIA’s 33rd annual conference. IAIA13 will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The theme will be “Impact Assessment: The Next Generation.” The first announcement, call for papers, and conference website will be available soon. Watch for details in future e-news announcements.
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