IOA 2023 Experience On Display

Calling the Artist in You 

Conferences are a great opportunity for those practicing and supporting the Ombuds profession to exchange and empathize over shared experiences and challenges. In a field where relationships are integral, traditional podium and panel formats allow for a particular type of interaction.

“Experience: on Display” brings a new format to our participation in the annual conference. It creates an immersive platform for participants to relate to each other in new physical, visual, and experiential ways. 

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What is it?

“Experience: on Display” is an exhibit of art created by you, the conference participants. This co-created experience will help engage conference-goers to network and reflect in deeper ways than customary formats.

We need you…your experience, your creativity, and your art.

Silent Auction - New this year!

Attendees will have the chance to take home select work at our inaugural silent auction, which will be held during the Experience On Display event in support of IOA conference scholarships. Winning bidders must pick up and pay for items at the IOA Registration Desk on Wednesday morning before 12 p.m.

How to Participate:

  1.  What is a feeling or experience you’ve had related to this work?

    Think about a part of your experience in, aspiring to, or supporting the ombuds role - this is for practicing ombuds, retired ombuds, aspiring ombuds, ombuds supporters, conflict management professionals and you! What is a feeling or experience of connection you’ve had related to this work? How has this year been?

  2. Express this experience.

    How might you express this experience? You can use any medium that speaks most to you, painting, film, photograph, sculpture, writing you name it. Submissions will be displayed as part of a pop-up online gallery, available for viewers to explore throughout the days of the conference. During the conference, we will have a time when all conference attendees can join us for an interactive, in the moment, group art project followed but an artist’s gallery talk and Q & A.

  3. Complete this “Submission for Art Form."  Recommended submission date: 20 March 2023. You will receive a response from Adam and Teresa prior to the conference to confirm details.

  4. Remember… have fun and create!

    If you have any problems or questions please contact Teresa Ralicki at [email protected] or Adam Barak Kleinberger at [email protected].

    Note: This is not sponsored by IOA.

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Submissions closed on 20 March 2023.


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