2006 Annual Conference

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1st Annual Conference of
International Ombudsmansman Association

April 2nd - 5th 2006

La Jolla Marriott and
University of California, San Diego  



As part of a new organization, IOA members have much to be thankful for and to celebrate. By working together, the 2006 IOA Annual Conference in La Jolla, California will be an experience that we'll all remember with professional pride. 

Friday March 17, 2006 is the cut off for early bird conference registration.We have extended the early bird rate from March 3rd to March 17th.

You must fax in your registration form to the office by Friday, March 17th in order to receive the early bird fees fax to 1-908-842-0376. Please note you do not have to send in your payment by March 17th to receive the early bird fees but we must confirm your faxed registration. If you plan on paying by check please fax a copy of your registration form to the office then mail a copy with your check.

We will be sending out email confirmations weekly for those registration forms we receive.  If you do not receive an email confirmation a week after you fax then contact the office at info@ombudsmansassociation.org or call 1-908-359-0246. You will also receive a confirmation packet in the mail 10-14 days after you register.

Agenda Overview

  • Conference headquarters is the La Jolla Marriott Hotel

  • Dress for the entire conference is “business casual”

Sunday, April 2, 2006 at the Marriott Hotel        

Pre-Conference Courses are offered. There is a separate registration/cost for all pre-conference courses. Note: some courses may have an attendee limit.

  • The Welcome Reception and Talent Show will be held Sunday night at the Marriott.

Monday, April 3, 2006  at the Marriott Hotel                  

The General Conference begins with a full-day of plenary and concurrent sessions.

  • Sessions are planned early on Monday for each ombudsmans sector to meet (Academic, Corporate, Government, Non-Profit, International, and others) so you have time to network with colleagues in your specific sector and discuss common/uncommon issues and what specific information you would like to leave the conference with.

  • The Annual IOA Business Meeting will be at lunch. An alternative dining area will be available for non-members.

  • The Annual Off Site Event is Monday evening at the spectacular Birch Aquarium. A separate registration for this event is required.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at The University of California, San Diego

  • A full day of plenary and concurrent sessions is planned.

  • Buses will pick up attendees at the Marriott and transport to/from the University.

  • A Networking Lunch is planned.

  • Enjoy the evening on your own to explore local attractions.

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at the Marriott Hotel

  • A half-day of plenary and concurrent sessions is planned.

  • The conference ends Wednesday at noon.

If you have any questions regarding the conference please contact Shawna Wilker, the Director of Meetings at swilker@association-partners.com or call 1-908-359-0246.