IPS conferences are held on even-numbered years in the venues of state-of-the-art facilities around the world, and are superb events for any IPS member to progress in their planetarium professional knowledge and skills. IPS members, through their Affiliate
Representatives, determine the sites of the Biennial Conferences.
With the in-person IPS Conference that was to be at Telus World of Science Edmonton, Canada cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic, IPS is convening a Virtual Conference, August 3, 5, and 7.
Here's a taste of what conferences are like —video welcome to IPS2012, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (courtesy Robin Sip, Mirage 3D):
A complete list of conferences can be found on the History page
It is possible to apply for a stipend to cover the cost of the conference registration. More information is available on the Stipend page.
To bring IPS to your city...
If you are interested in proposing to host a future
IPS conference, please contact the IPS President for further information and read the Guideline Packet for Potential Bidders (PDFor .docx). The packet is Appendix C of the IPS Standing Rules. There are 3 parts to the document:
Letter to Prospective Conference Host
Conference Invitation Submission - How to Submit an Invitation to Host an IPS Conference
Conference Guidelines - The IPS Biennial Conference Guidelines