Special meetings, networking, and social events (on site)


world bank Workshop

This workshop provides an update on the World Bank's Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) launched on 1 October  2018. This session will include a focus on a particular area of topical interest, based on experience from ESF implementation (TBC).


Wednesday 4 May | 09:00-12:00  | Room 13

Pre-registration by 13 April required.



SaskPower Regional Evaluation Process for their Small-Modular Reactor Project

SaskPower is pleased to host a session to introduce the Regional Evaluation Process for their Small-Modular Reactor Project. Enjoy breakfast as you learn about one of the first projects to be reviewed under Canada's new Integrated Review Panel Assessment Process. In this case the proponent is voluntarily undertaking a regional evaluation process involving multi-stakeholder input to inform their project decision making. Join us for a presentation and panel discussion.


Sponsored by Hatch.

Breakfast provided.

Friday, 6 May | 07:30-08:30 | Room 1

Pre-registration by 13 April required.




In-person and virtual delegates can interact with each other during these virtual gatherings. Network, exchange ideas, and make new friends during these casual, Zoom-based conversations. Join through the event links in Pathable.


Thursday, 5 May | 17:40-18:40 PDT (00:40 UTC 6 May)

Friday, 6 May | 12:30-13:30 PDT (19:30 UTC)

Saturday, 7 May |  07:30-08:30 PDT (14:30 UTC)




Learn about and help shape IAIA's new climate action initiative to develop SEA guidelines for the renewable energy sector: covering hydropower, wind, tidal, solar, geothermal and bioenergy as well as retiring coal-fired power plants and associated coal mines. Barry Dalal-Clayton and Miles Scott-Brown will explain this multi-phase initiative and present progress to date. IAIA seeks your guidance and input. Grab your lunch and meet us upstairs.


Friday, 6 May | 12:50-13:50 | Room 13

Open event; no pre-registration required.



Students and Young Professionals (SYP) Workshop

The SYP Section invites early career IA researchers, practitioners, and post-graduate students to a half-day, in-person workshop to present their work, listen to seasoned IA practitioners and academics speak about their career path, and participate in a speed-mentoring activity.


Wednesday 4 May | 08:30-12:00 | Room 14

Pre-registration by 13 April required.



awards Luncheon

IAIA is pleased to recognize its 2022 award winners. The presentation of awards will take place over lunch (Exhibit Hall A) on Thursday, 5 May. All are welcome! See page 41 for a list of award winners.



Welcome/poster reception

Catch up with old friends and meet new ones at the welcome reception. This is conveniently held at the conference venue. The Vancouver Conference Centre offers a breathtaking setting overlooking the Coast Salish Sea with a dramatic mountain backdrop. Sample some of Vancouver's finest West Coast cuisine and enjoy local beer and wine. This relaxed event provides the perfect opportunity to begin the week's activities.

Posters are on display at the reception (and throughout the week), so take advantage of this opportunity to meet the authors!


Monday 4 May  |  17:00-19:00 | Exhibit Hall A

Pre-registration by 13 April required.



Mentor/mentee meet and greet

The mentoring program helps students, early professionals, and first-time delegates feel more comfortable and less overwhelmed with their IAIA conference experience. The Mentor is an experienced IAIA member who acts as a discussion partner on common topics of interest for the professional development of the Mentee and as a friendly point of contact for guidance and navigation through IAIA (e.g., conference format and introductions to other members).  


Wednesday 4 May | 12:15-12:45 | Room 11

Pre-registration by 13 April required.




Attendees will experience the ambiance and flair of the City of Vancouver at the conference banquet. This port city is one of the most ethnically diverse in all of Canada, and the food scene—rated as a top dining destination in North America—is sure to impress even the most seasoned travellers. For this seated dinner, the regional cuisine will showcase a fusion of many flavors, with distinct influences from the Northwest, Japan, India, and China. 


Friday 6 May | 18:00-20:00 | Ballroom

Pre-registration by 13 April required.



speed networking

Hundreds of people will attend IAIA22. How many will you meet? 

If you have ever tried speed dating, then you already know the concept—we have just changed the focus! How it works: You will be seated in rows so that you are facing another person, and every three minutes one row will be asked to move up one seat so they are facing someone different. You will spend the three minutes conversing with your partner about yourself, your work, your interests, why you are attending IAIA22, anything you like. Over a period of an hour, you will meet 15 new people, people that you may not otherwise get to meet in the normal course of a diverse international conference. The aim is to make new professional connections that you can build upon throughout the conference and beyond.


Sponsored by Hatch

Thursday 5 May | 17:40-18:40 | Room 19

Pre-registration by 13 April required.




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