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HIA of the Americas

SOPHIA's HIA of the Americas Workshop
Fall 2014 - Oakland, CA

HIA practitioners will gather for the fifth HIA of the Americas workshop, now hosted by SOPHIA. The objectives of this two-day workshop are to:

Focus of the Workshop

During the two-day workshop attendees will have the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of HIA practitioners through a mix of presentations and small working groups. Past HIA of the Americas workshops have resulted in the development of materials including the "Minimum Elements and Practice Standards for HIA" and the "Guidance and Best Practices for Stakeholder Participation in HIA".

HIA of the Americas differs from other field-building conferences, as it specifically targets HIA practitioners in the U.S., Canada, and Central and South America—with a focus on current HIA practice. The National HIA Meeting is intended for a broader audience with varying levels of HIA knowledge and experience, and the International HIA Conference has a strong emphasis on HIA practice around the world.

Click here to see the 2013 HIA of the Americas workshop agenda.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the HIA of the Americas Workshop?

HIA of the Americas is a two-day workshop hosted by the Society of Practitioners of HIA (SOPHIA) that is designed to:

How is HIA of the Americas different from other field-building conferences?

HIA of the Americas is different from typical conferences in several ways.

What if I am interested in attending an HIA conference but I haven't completed or started an HIA yet?

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