- 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.
We are aiming to have the conference website (as pages linked to this page) and registration for the conference ready by April 2019 with actual costs of registration (in U. S. dollars) available at that time.
The domain name ips2020.twose.ca has been obtained for this conference.
The 24th IPS Conference was held July 1-5 at
Cite de l'espace at night.
Apply for an IPS Conference Stipend
It is possible to apply for a stipend to cover the cost of the conference registration.
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: