IOA Annual Conference
March 30–April 1, 2020
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

IOA Annual Conference


The IOA annual conference serves as the premier venue to promote ombuds awareness, increase individual knowledge, and enhance professional skills. The annual conference features keynote and plenary speakers, workshops, presentations, and panel discussions to address a conference theme and provides countless opportunities for connection and engagement.

Welcome to the world of Portland

Event Location

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 S.W. Naito Parkway
Portland, Oregon 97201


Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Portland 101

  • Everything you need to know about traveling to and around Portland.
  • Find maps of the city and region.
  • Turn your smartphone into a local tour guide with apps that help you track train schedules, map food carts, explore public art and more.
  • America's best food city (per the Washington Post) offers farm-to-table dining, innovative food carts, acclaimed craft beer, stellar coffee and more.
  • Portland's unexpected attractions range from gardens and museums to retailers of coffee, doughnuts and books, while tax-free shopping, cycling and hiking top the to-do list.
  • It’s easy and fun to explore Portland’s neighborhoods filled with cultural offerings, local retailers, restaurants and tax-free shopping.