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IOA 17th Annual Conference
Monday, April 04, 2022 to Wednesday, April 06, 2022
Category: Annual Conference

IOA Annual Conference

IOA is excited to announce our next virtual Conference will be held 4–6 April 2022.

The IOA Annual Conference serves as the premier venue to promote ombuds awareness, increase individual knowledge, and enhance professional skills. The annual conference features keynote and plenary speakers, workshops, presentations, and panel discussions to address a conference theme and provides countless opportunities for connection and engagement.

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The Second Great Pivot to Virtual

We would like to thank the more than 200 IOA members and supporters who took part in our recent IOA Conference Survey. After considering the survey input, as well as safety considerations and the persistent uncertainty regarding travel and budget limitations for the next six months, the IOA Board of Directors has decided to pivot our 17th Annual Conference to a fully virtual format. The safety of IOA members, families and friends, and the protection of our communities must take priority.

Although we are disappointed that circumstances do not permit us to gather together in person in Miami, Florida, USA this coming April, we are excited to build upon the success of last year’s first-ever virtual conference experience.

We are hopeful conditions will continue to improve in battling the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, we have decided the transition to a virtual gathering will allow the Conference Planning Committee and IOA staff to focus on building an event that invites collaboration and connection in unique ways, engaging ombuds and supporters worldwide.