IOA Conference 2020 Newcomer Information

Here Are Some Helpful Resources

Are You New to the IOA Conference? You have come to the right place. Learn about what conference looks like, explore last year's program, and get informed about what is available for you to explore. This page will continue to be updated with new information. So be sure to come back and check-in.

Common Newcomer Questions:


Photos from Conference 2019

#IOA2019 Annual Conference - New Orleans LA, USA

What Will I Learn?

The 2020 Conference Schedule has been posted. Take a moment to review the more than 24 available courses. If you plan to join others at the newcomer luncheon, consider staying for the IOA Mentoring Committee's session, "What Would a New Ombuds Do? Navigating Ethical Principle Dilemmas."

Past Conference Programs:


How Do I Meet People?

Coming to your first conference can be pretty intimidating, but we are here to welcome you. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to connect with others in the industry. 

Some of IOA's Networking Events Include:

  • Newcomer’s Luncheon: Learn about the benefits of IOA membership and mentoring opportunities.
  • IOA Welcome Reception
  • Sector Meetings
  • IOA Annual Business Meeting (Members Only)
  • Pecha Kucha
Registration Information