Special Meetings and Networking



An update on the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) launched on 1 October 2018. This session will include a focus on labor and working conditions, one area where coverage has been expanded under the ESF.

Tuesday 26 May | 09:00-12:00
Pre-registration is required.


The SYP Section invites early career IA researchers, practitioners, and post-graduate students to a half-day workshop to present their work, listen to seasoned IA practitioners and academics speak about their career path, and participate in a speed-mentoring activity. Stay connected by attending other SYP social activities during the week.

Tuesday 26 May | 08:30-12:00
Pre-registration is required.


Do you want to know a little bit about a specific topic of impact assessment before the conference begins? Is there an area of impact assessment that you’ve heard about but are not quite sure what it involves? Are you coming to the conference hoping to learn more about a specialty area, but aren’t certain if it’s where you should spend your time this week? Do you want to know more about IAIA’s Sections and start your networking early by meeting delegates before the conference begins? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider participating in the Impact Assessment Primers.

Join members of IAIA’s Sections for 90-minute introduction sessions where seasoned IAIA members, experts in their field, will provide you with a brief introduction to the topic, an introduction to the Section and its activities, advice and information on which IAIA20 sessions are related to the topic, and how you can start to build your capacity in that area.

Tuesday 26 May | 08:30-12:00


Seville is known as the world capital of tapas, and this cuisine will be showcased at the Welcome Reception. But what are tapas, you ask? Small plates of homemade and traditional specialties, and surprising culinary creations, such as brushstrokes of intense flavors and suggestive products of the highest quality. Tapas are the heart of our gastronomic culture, a way of eating that fits a way of life. You will discover authentic haute cuisine, an experience that is typically presented in the restaurant district of historic sites. To go out and enjoy tapas in Seville is to start merging with the soul of the city.

"If you eat the food, you will live the Spanish life.”

The welcome reception will be conveniently held at the conference venue, FIBES.

Tuesday 26 May  |  17:00-19:00
Pre-registration is required.


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You won’t want to miss this experience in a unique sixteenth-century hacienda. Enjoy dinner with your colleagues in one of the first rural constructions of the Sevillian Baroque.

The first references to this farm date back to an inheritance of 1542. The Hacienda de La Soledad la Nueva is the farmhouse of an olive grove, a typical farm in the province of Seville, highlighted by its important volumetry and also for its aesthetic and decorative aspects—faithfully recovered in the present.

A visit to the orange orchard, the different patios, and the seventeenth-century olive oil mill will be provided while enjoying appetizers with Sherry wines and other Spanish delicacies before dinner.

Thursday 28 May  | 19:30
Price:   $65
Pre-registration is required.


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