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At the heart of the Interpretive Policy Analysis network lies the International Interpretive Policy Analysis conference (IPA). Since the first event in Birmingham in 2006, successful conferences have been held in  Amsterdam, Essex, Kassel, Grenoble, Cardiff, Tilburg, Vienna, Wageningen, Lille, Hull and Leicester.

The International Interpretive Policy Analysis conference includes:

  • ‘normal paper sessions’,
  • methodology workshops in which early career scholars can receive feedback from more experienced scholars,
  • practice seminars in which practitioners participate.

The general conference is preceded by a pre-conference course on methods of Interpretive Policy Analysis.