IAOHRA 2013 Annual Conference - August 25 -26, Denver, Colorado
TO: IAOHRA Members
FROM: Jean Kelleher (formerly Niebauer), President
DATE: June 25, 2013
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that IAOHRA will host a conference and annual meeting August 25 and 26 in Denver. We have decided to plan the conference in conjunction with the EEOC/FEPA Conference planned for August 27 - 29 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. If your agency is a FEPA, you have received details from EEOC headquarters. We are collaborating with the EEOC -- IAOHRA members will be able to register for EEOC/FEPA Conference plenary sessions and workshops, and more information on registration and cost will be provided soon.
Our theme is
50 Years After the March on Washington - Where Are We Now/Where Are We Going?
On August 28, 1963 civil rights, labor and religious organizations and individuals from across the US gathered in Washington to march for equal access to jobs, justice and freedom. That historic day served as the catalyst for the creation of many of our current member organizations. The IAOHRA 2013 conference will review where we are today and where we are going 50 years after the march. This one day conference featuring prominent national speakers and experts will provide an update on recent Supreme Court decisions, review what Mayors are doing to promote the UN Human Rights principles, and share agency best practices, solutions and resources.
We are still in the planning stages, but wanted to provide notice of the annual business meeting and to make sure you have the proposed agenda to make your travel and hotel plans.
Sunday August 25, 2013
4:00 PM-6:00 PM IAOHRA Board Meeting
6:00 PM-8:00 PM Reception Hosted by President
Monday August 26, 2013
9:00 AM -11:00 AM Plenary Speaker & Panel
11:15 AM -12:45 PM Commissioners & Directors Forum
12:45 PM-1:30 PM Lunch & Regional Caucus Meeting
2:00 PM -4:00 PM Corporate Business Meeting & Election
4:30 PM-7:00 PM Membership Networking
We hope that you will be able to attend. We are striving to keep costs down by linking this conference with the EEOC/FEPA conference, which is part of agency contracts with the EEOC. Even those members who are not FEPAs, but rather Fair Housing Programs or Human Relations Commissions, will find many training opportunities of interest.
Our Regional Chairs will be reaching out to you in the coming weeks. I look forward to seeing you in Denver!