Why would students want to attend IAIA15?

This is the largest conference in the impact assessment field, attended by approximately 1,000 professionals from 80 nations. IAIA15 is a unique chance to present your work and receive international feedback. The conference is your opportunity to network with other professionals and learn about current best practice principles, recent tools, and techniques for impact assessment.

Student Registration Fee Waivers

IAIA is pleased to offer a student fee waiver program for IAIA15. This program allows up to ten students a waived conference registration fee in exchange for providing in-kind services on-site at the conference. The 10-12 hours of in-kind services will include an organizational meeting and reporting on at least two sessions, with the balance of activities being organizational or administrative duties.
Eligible students must:

  • Be a current student member of IAIA, or apply for student membership.
  • Submit the student fee waiver application form by 6 December 2014. No exceptions!
  • Subscribe to the SEP (Students and Early Professionals) Section in IAIAConnect upon acceptance into the program, to facilitate communication.

Fee waivers are allocated in part based on geographic dispersion and on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information, contact Loreley Fortuny at IAIA HQ ( or phone (+1.701.297.7912) for program guidelines and an application form. You will be notified 19 December 2014 whether you have been accepted. Each student selected will be asked to pay a US$40 processing fee at that time.

Student Training Course Fee Waivers

A limited number of free training course registrations are available to student participants of IAIA15 once courses reach their minimum paid enrollments. If you are interested, please send your name, a 300-word statement of interest explaining how the chosen training course could contribute to your research or student career, and first and second course choices to ( by 21 March 2015. Allocations of the free training course slots will be made by 28 March 2015, based on the order in which the requests were received and subject to instructor approval.


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Mentoring Program

First-time conference attendees can expand their professional network by being paired with a mentor. Application deadline: 28 February 2015. For more information and to apply go to


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