IOA 2022 Attendee Experience

What to Expect at Conference

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Community Building

Every year, members of the International Ombuds Association, colleagues and friends collaborate and meet at the IOA Annual Conference. This year, the Conference Committee has built an event with plenty of opportunities to connect, meet, strengthen and create friendships no matter what time zone you hail from.

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Find the resources and educational sessions that are most relevant to you. We offer a wide variety of breakout sessions hosted by some of the brightest thought leaders in the ombuds community. ​Additionally, almost all of IOA’s Conference sessions are approved for CO-OP professional development hours.

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The IOA Conference provides a platform for conversation and relationship-building. Check out a few of the ways you can better connect with your fellow conference attendees.

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Easy to Navigate Virtual Spaces

We are thrilled to be using two sophisticated and interactive virtual spaces for #IOA2022. In addition to being user-friendly, our virtual venues prioritize the connection and community to help make our online conference feel inviting. Meet up with new contacts and familiar friends, participate in community events, and connect with video.

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