2017 Annual Conference

Registration is NOW OPEN!


IOA's Annual Conference is a great way to network and learn from other ombuds from all around the world. We have an outstanding program planned for you this year including: 

  • Thirty-six concurrent sessions on a very diverse set of issues and topics
  • Three keynote speeches with Ilene Butensky, CO-OP, Loraleigh Keashly, PhD and Laura van Dernoot Lipsky.
  • Two plenary sessions
  • Volunteer Recognition and First-time Attendees Luncheons to show your support and network with colleagues what you've learned each day
  • An opportunity to hear from the IOA Board of Directors and ask questions
  • Time to connect with others in your ombuds practice sector
  • The compelling Pecha Kucha presentation
  • And much, much more...

Join us before the conference, from April 21 - 23, for our Foundations and Specialty Courses!

Hotel and Travel information is now available. 

In the meantime, learn more about Minneapolis and things to do there, here


New Travel Information: The U.S Customs and Border Protection has issued an Immigration Advisory Notice with regards to new U.S immigration entry requirements affecting the nationals of the following countries:
Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen
Nationals from these countries may travel to the U.S. only if they are in possession of a permanent resident card (Green card) or any of the below visas:
  • A1 and A2 (Government Officials and immediate family)
  • C2 (Travel to U.N.)
  • G1 and G2 (Representatives and employees of international organizations)
  • G3 and G4 (Representatives to and employees of international organizations)
  • NATO
For more information, please visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site.

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