IOA 2022 Attendee Experience

What to Expect at Conference

Two Conference attendees talking over coffee

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 purposefully crafts networking time to ensure that no matter what time zone you reside in you'll still connect, meet, and rekindle friendships with new folks and people you've known forever.

Female presenter leading a conference session with many seated participantsSessions 

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 John Lee presenting at the 2019 IOA ConferenceKeynote Speakers

We will be announcing 2022 Keynotes in the near future. Please stay tuned to learn more.

Female presenter leading a conference session with many seated participantsVirtual Experience

We are thrilled to once again have access to a sophisticated virtual platform for #IOA2022. In addition to being an extremely user-friendly platform, our virtual venue will prioritize the connection and community that make our online conference feel like we are back in person. Meet up with new contacts and familiar friends, participate in community events, and connect with video. Learn more below.

IOA's 2022 Virtual Venue


Pathable is an interactive virtual space that allowed attendees to customize their schedules, set up their local time zone,  and join in on Conference activities when it's most convenient for them.


Personalize your Conference profile and take part in many different forms of in-platform networking. Meet up with your IOA Sector, post in one of our group forums, connect with other attendees via in-platform chat, and even set up a one-on-one virtual meeting with one or more attendees.

Join Online:

Pathable makes it easy to connect to #IOA2021. There is no need to download some fancy software or log in to multiple places. This sophisticated system runs online with embedded Zoom sessions,  online chat, and fast access to tech assistance. 

Watch Later:

Are you nervous you might miss a keynote? Are you having a hard time choosing between two breakout sessions? No need to worry, most of this year's conference content will be recorded and posted within Pathable for later viewing. And post-conference we will be putting these recordings on IOA's Online Learning Center.