IOA Conference 2020 Partnership Opportunities

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Partnership Opportunities for IOA Conference 2020 are now open. IOA's Annual Conference brings together 500+ attendees every year. We value your partnership and support, as our annual conference could not be possible without you.

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Who Is IOA and What Is an Ombuds?

The International Ombudsman Association (IOA) sets the standard for excellence in practice and demonstrates the effectiveness of the organizational ombudsman role to organizational leaders, policymakers, related professions and associations, and the public. We have more than 800 members who work in or with corporations, universities, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and non-governmental organizations.

Organizational Ombuds are designated neutrals appointed or employed by an organization. They facilitate the informal resolution of concerns of employees, managers, students and, sometimes, external clients of the organization, and bring systemic concerns to the attention of the organization for resolution.

IOA is a tax-exempt organization under IRS Section 501(c)6.


Sponsoring and exhibiting at IOA’s Annual Conference gives you the chance to share your newest programs, services, and products with more than 500 organizational ombuds and related professionals who gather to present and learn from their colleagues. Gain direct access and raise your visibility with this key audience; choose a sponsorship package, targeted sponorship, or exhibitor opportunity available at a variety of price points to work with almost any budget.

The IOA 15th Annual Conference in Portland will highlight the association’s 15 years of growth and innovation. The conference is a three-day educational gathering, plus three days of pre-conference courses that draws more than 500 attendees—organizational ombuds from academic, corporate, and institutional settings around the world.

Sponsorship Packages

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze
  • Brass

Targeted Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Promotional Swag Sponsorships:
    • Pen Sponsor
    • Lanyards Sponsor
    • Printed Program Pocket Book Sponsor
    • Annual Meeting App Sponsor
    • Tote Bag Sponsor
    • Room Drop Advertisement Sponsor
    • Hotel Key Card Sponsor
  • Social Networking Sponsorships:
    • Refreshment Break Sponsor
    • Attendee Lunch Sponsor
    • Pecha Kucha* Reception Sponsor
    • Welcome Reception Sponsor

Marketing Opportunities

  • Conference Program Pocket Book Advertising
  • One Mobile App Push Notification

Exhibitor Opportunities

  • Six Foot Exhibit Table and Four Days of Exposure
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Have questions?

If you would like more information about partnering with IOA, please email the office at [email protected] or give us a call at +1 (206) 209-5275.