2022 Conference

#IOA2021 Conference by the Numbers


   3   Keynote Presentations
   22  Breakout Sessions
   16  Networking Sessions


       500+  Participants!
         61    Presenters
         11    Staff Members



      1450+  Form/Chat Posts
      1000+  Messages Sent
         20     Private Meetings


    20+  Hours of Recordings
     15   PDH Available
      6    Learning Circles


Virtual Venue Access

The Conference may have come to an end, but your access to the Virtual Venue has not. You and all of your new ombuddies can keep the conversation going and continue watching recordings all the way through December 2021! We hope you stay in touch and continue engaging with other attendees on the Virtual Venue and also on the IOA website.

Virtual Venue Login

Community Building

Every year, the IOA Conference is the best way to collaborate and meet with hundreds of your fellow ombuds and this year is no different. The Conference Committee has purposefully crafted networking time to ensure that no matter what timezone you reside in you'll still connect, meet, and rekindle friendships with new folks and people you've known forever. Learn more on the attendee experience page. We also want to ensure you have time to meet our sponsors and exhibitors.


Self-select the education that is most relevant to you. We offer a wide variety of breakout sessions hosted by some of the brightest thought leaders in the ombuds community. ​View the Conference Schedule to learn more.

Keynote Speakers

We will be announcing 2021 Keynotes in the near future. Please stay tuned to learn more.
  • Lisa Arora, Expert Visual Facilitator
  • Donna Hicks, PH.D. Internationally Renowned Authority on Dignity
  • Dylan Marron, Digital Creator

Thank You to the IOA Conference Sponsors & Exhibitors

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  2021 Conference Sponsors  

 Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor


Mars, Inc.

Bronze Sponsor




2021 Exhibitors
American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution