Iceland Conference 2017

Get excited! The IAPC’s 50th Annual World Conference in Reykjavik this November 9th – 12th

Registration Opening June 10th 

The IAPC will be celebrating half a century of IAPC conferences in the home of the world’s oldest parliamentary democracy: Reykjavik, Iceland. The theme of this year’s conference is “Political Volcano: Democracy at Risk.”

Panels will explore the “volcano” of populism that has erupted all over the world—examining not only those countries where populist rhetoric has propelled candidates to victory, but also those where it has failed, and why.

We’ll also look at threats to campaign security and how they influence the political process, and the real dangers of “Fake News.”

Invited speakers include Amy Walter, Robby Mook, and the Burmese political activist Aung San Suu Kyi.

On the social side, the conference will feature a trip to Thingvellir, where over a thousand years ago Icelandic chieftains debated politics and law. A “Viking Dinner” is included, offering a chance to try traditional Icelandic cuisine. Attendees will have the option of a trip to the beautiful Blue Lagoon, a geothermal spa surrounded by lava fields. The Gala Dinner will be held in the stunning Harpa Concert Hall overlooking the ocean. 

The Early Bird rates are 755 USD for IAPC members, $555 for guests. Don’t forget to pay your membership dues to receive the member rate! Early Bird registration will be open from June 10th to August 1st.