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IPS Conferences
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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.

2020 Conference

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):

Past Conferences

Cite de l'espace at night. Photo by Thomas Kraupe.

The 24th IPS Conference was held July 1-5 at
Cité de l’espace in Toulouse, France. 

Cite de l'espace at night.
Photo by Thomas Kraupe.

All details are available at the conference website.
There are over 1000 conference photos.

To read more, check out Planetarian articles from December 2015 and June 2017

The dome at Cite de l'espace in Toulouse


Apply for an IPS Conference Stipend

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...

gavel imageIf 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:
  1. Letter to Prospective Conference Host
  2. Conference Invitation Submission - How to Submit an Invitation to Host an IPS Conference
  3. Conference Guidelines -
    The IPS Biennial Conference Guidelines

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