IAIA17 - 37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment

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Climate change represents a key challenge to the sustainability of global ecosystems and human prosperity in the 21st century.  Climate change goes beyond project impacts, as it affects many diverse global issues:  from water, food, and energy security to impacts on human rights and vulnerable peoples. Global climate change raises important questions of international and intergenerational justice.

Event Type:
Conference/Seminar
Date:
Apr. 4-7, 2017
Venue:
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hôtel
Location:
Montréal , QC , Canada

IA science and practice are strongly challenged by climate change. IA will contribute to ensuring that future development outcomes are not jeopardized by present-day decisions, and to identifying resilient adaptation measures to reduce and manage the adverse effects of climate change.

Using our skills to adapt or mitigate the adverse effects of climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face as professionals and citizens. You are invited to join IAIA in Montréal to share information, best practices, success stories, innovations, and lessons learned with delegates from all over the world.

Climate change represents a key challenge to the sustainability of global ecosystems and human prosperity in the 21st century. The impacts of climate change are predominantly adverse, exacerbating environmental and social/economic issues and challenges linked to the degradation of ecosystems; loss and change in biodiversity; desertification; air, water, and land pollution and more.

Climate change goes beyond project impacts, as it affects many diverse global issues: from water, food, and energy security to impacts on human rights and vulnerable peoples. Global climate change raises important questions of international and intergenerational justice.

IA science and practice are strongly challenged by climate change. IA will contribute to ensuring that future development outcomes are not jeopardized by present-day decisions, and to identifying resilient adaptation measures to reduce and manage the adverse effects of climate change.

IA calls for better use and integration of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in decision making; paying more attention to risk assessment; and reviewing the way we predict, design, and mitigate for long-term cumulative impacts and how we deal with new uncertainties in our analyses. In addition, it is anticipated that the IA community will put more emphasis on the effects of climate change on projects themselves.

Using our skills to adapt or mitigate the adverse effects of climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face as professionals and citizens. You are invited to join IAIA in Montréal to share information, best practices, success stories, innovations, and lessons learned with delegates from all over the world.

  • Integration of climate change in EIA, SEA, environmental and social management plans, and regional and project planning
  • Revised IA baselines integrating climate change data, uncertainties, and impacts
  • Adaptation and resilience from developed and developing countries
  • Climate finance and risk management
  • Major infrastructures adaptation measures and risk assessment
  • Capacity building transfer and communication about climate change to decision makers and different stakeholders
  • Climate change impact on policies, legislation, regulations, and “climate justice”
  • Climate change compensation and reduction/carbon capture and storage, market, and pricing
  • IAIA’s role in “climate smart(er)” impact assessment and the future
  • Climate change, extreme events, and impact assessment

  • Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
  • Mining and other large industries
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Biodiversity and ecology
  • Corporate stewardship and risk management
  • Cultural heritage
  • Disaster and conflict
  • Energy:  Oil, gas, renewable fuels, power generation, and transmission
  • Governance and regulations
  • Health impact assessment (HIA)
  • Impact assessment law and policies
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Gender relations and environmental impact assessment
  • Public participation
  • Socioeconomic impact assessment
  • Strategic environmental assessment (SEA)
  • Large-scale territorial developments and assessment
  • Cumulative effects assessment (CEA)
  • Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP)
  • Capacity building in EIA
  • Social impact assessment (SIA)

The Association québécoise pour l’Évaluation d’Impacts (AQÉI) is honored to host the 2017 IAIA conference in Montréal. AQEI is comprised of 275 members from different sectors (private, government, non-profit organization, university), many of them working around the world in impact assessment. AQEI’s objectives are to gather all individuals, professional or non-professional, generally interested in impact assessment in view of:

  • Exchanging information on experiences and problems encountered
  • Raising the professional standards of impacts assessment
  • Broadening and improving the use of impact assessment
  • Establishing links, cooperation, and exchanges with Canadian and international associations that share similar objectives

Join over 1000 delegates from 80+ nations at the only international, interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the art and science of impact assessment.

Check out what last year's delegates had to say:

  • 'It's the most relevant and complete conference of its kind.'
  • 95% would recommend future IAIA conferences to colleagues
  • 89% met at least one person they planned to contact after the event
  • 87% acquired significant new information, knowledge, or techniques applicable to their work

IAIA17 is expected to attract more than 1000 international delegates from 80+ nations around the world with a large concentration expected from North America. The annual conference provides a platform for delegates representing a variety of sectors to share and engage with each other.

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IAIA welcomes booths, display tables, delegate pack inserts, and final program advertisements at its annual conferences. Please see the IAIA17 Exhibitor Info brochure for more details about display options and the benefits available to your organization.

IAIA is the only international, interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the art and science of impact assessment. One of the strengths of IAIA conferences is its diversity in participants from different sectors: IAIA conferences draw 1000+ attendees from consultancies, government, industry, academia, research institutes, donor agencies, development banks, and NGOs in over 80 countries.

  • Enjoy direct access to new business leads from around the world.
  • Showcase your services to a captive and cutting-edge clientele.
  • Network, widen, and maintain contacts with your peers, clients, and those who conduct, evaluate and require IAs and IA tools.
  • Be inspired by attending and participating in stimulating and thought-provoking discussions.
  • Learn about cutting-edge IA theory and practice from around the world.
  • Disseminate and demonstrate your product and receive feedback.
  • Expand your products and services based on needs identified by delegates.

  • Standard Booth: A formal booth including signage, table, chair, and power outlet, with a complimentary registration for one booth attendant and promotional benefits for the company.
  • Premier Booth: An upgraded booth with more space and display options, with an extra complimentary registration and even more advertising benefits.
  • Display Table: A basic table with two chairs and one complimentary registration.
  • Delegate Pack Inserts:Include a flyer, CD-ROM, or memory stick in each delegate pack.
  • Advertisements:The final program is the official guide to the conference – the primary print piece on-site and the best place to directly promote your company's services and products to hundreds of attendees.  Various ad sizes are available.

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