- Get Involved!
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.
Here's a taste—video welcome to IPS2012, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (courtesy Robin Sip, Mirage 3D):
18–25 June 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Congratulations to the team from TELUS World of Science - Edmonton for presenting their updated bid during the 2017 IPS Council meeting and being selected as the site for the 2020 conference.
Council also expressed appreciation to the other bidders, Houston, Texas, USA and Bogota, Columbia, for their bids and encourages them to bid again for future conferences.
Conference website is ips2020.twose.ca.
2018: Toulouse, France
Apply for an IPS Conference Stipend
March 31 in year of the conference is the application deadline 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 (PDF or .docx). The packet is Appendix C of the IPS Standing Rules. There are 3 parts to the document: