2008 Annual Conference

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2008 Annual Conference

3rd Annual Conference of
International Ombudsman Association
April 13th - 16th, 2008
The Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA
"Making a Difference-The Ombudsman Impact"


The 2008 International Ombudsman Association 3rd Annual Conference will be held in Boston, MA with Pre-Conference courses on April 13, 2008 and General Conference sessions during April 14-16, 2008. This conference is intended to help attendees increase awareness, knowledge and skills in order to become more effective catalysts for change within their organizations. We intend that keynote and plenary speakers, workshops, presentations, and panel discussions address the conference theme, "Making a Difference---The Ombudsman Impact".

IOA is going "Green". IOA is trying to reduce the amount of photocopies produced for the conference.

Sat, April 12, 2008 - Board Meeting only
Sun, April 13,2008 - Pre-Conference Courses
Mon, April 14,2008 - Day One of General Conf.
Tue, April 15,2008 - Day Two of General Conf.
Wed, April 16,2008 - Day Three of General Conf.

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2008 is the Hotel Reservation Deadline
  • Friday, March 14, 2008 is the Early Bird Registration Deadline

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Notice of cancellation must be in writing via facsimile or e-mail. Cancellation by telephone is not allowed. To cancel via e-mail, send the cancellation notice to: info@ombudsassociation.org. To cancel by fax send to +1 (908) 842-0376. If you must cancel your registration, you are encouraged to send a substitute to take your place. Please contact the office and notify us of the change so we can arrange for a name badge.

If you cannot find a substitute to take your place, please refer to the following cancellation policy:

10 business days prior to the course - 100% refund
5-9 business days prior to the course - 50% refund
0-4 business days prior to the course - No refund

If you have any questions regarding the conference or IOA in general please contact the IOA office at info@ombudsassociation.org