Because the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and staff is our top priority, IAIA and the local IAIA22 organizing team continue to monitor COVID-19 developments as well as the health policies and recommendations in Vancouver and British Columbia. We are planning to hold IAIA22 in person as planned, and we will work with the conference venue to take extra safety precautions as needed. If anything changes warranting a re-evaluation, we assure you we will assess, address, and respond to the new situation. Any updates will be listed below as they become available.


7 December 2021
IAIA continues to monitor COVID-19 developments, specifically the Omicron variant, and as of today, are planning to hold the conference In Vancouver 4-7 May 2022, together with a virtual component for attendees who can not or choose not to travel. We remain committed to providing participants with the best possible conference in accordance with instructions and recommendations issued by government and health authorities. Any decisions that we make will be in the participants' best interest and updates will continue to be posted here. In the meantime, we encourage you to monitor requirements for international travel to Canada at


30 August 2021
To address potential travel restrictions and social equity concerns, and to continue providing educational opportunities to impact assessment professionals worldwide, the IAIA Board of Directors and staff have decided to offer a virtual component to IAIA22. An overview of the virtual option is available, and more details will be provided as they are developed.


23 August 2021
Starting 13 September 2021, the provincial government of British Columbia will require proof of vaccination for people attending conferences. This requirement will be in place until 31 January 2022, subject to an extension.