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MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

It is the policy of IAOHRA to convene an annual education and training conference for representatives of member agencies as well as for non-member agencies engaged in the field of human rights. Read complete Conference Planning Guide here.



2019 IAOHRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

The 2019 IAOHRA Annual Meeting and Conference was held August 18 - 22, in Orlando, FL. The theme for this conference was "IAOHRA at 70: Made By History. Forging Our Global Future.". The conference was held at The DoubleTree Downtown, 60 South Ivanhoe Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32804.


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Conference Materials 

2018 IAOHRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

 

The 2018 IAOHRA Annual Meeting and Conference was held August 26 - 30, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The theme for this conference was “Advancing the Civil and Human Rights Agenda: the Fierce Urgency of Now". The conference was held at The Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elam Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
 

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel (Conference Hotel)
35 West 5th Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

August 26-30, 2018

 

Conference Resources

 

2017 IAOHRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE REPORT

 

The 2017 IAOHRA Annual Meeting and Conference was held September 24 - 28, in Seattle, Washington. The theme for this conference was “Entering A New Era: Uniting to Protect and Promote Human Rights For All". The conference was held at The W Hotel, 1112 4th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98102.

See conference related materials below. 

  1. Conference Agenda

  2. Complete Conference Program 

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2016 IAOHRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE REPORT

 

The 2016 IAOHRA Annual Meeting and Conference was held August 7 - 11, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year’s theme “Liberty, Justice and Human Rights for All” invokes U.S. history, the decades-long fight for equal rights and equal justice under law, and now a quest to define who is included in “justice for all.”  The conference program includeds compelling speakers and plenary sessions on LGBTQ issues and civil rights, fair housing, state and local implementation of international human rights standards and strategies, racial equity, dangerous speech, and police /community relations.  

 

See conference related materials below:

  1. Conference Agenda

  2. Complete Conference Program

 


2015 IAOHRA ANNUAL CONFERENCE REPORT

 

The 2015 IAOHRA Annual Meeting and Conference was held September 27 – October 1 in Birmingham, Alabama. This conference gave special recognition to the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Speakers included Dr. C. T. Vivian, civil rights icon; Mayor William Bell, City of Birmingham; Gail Christopher, Vice President of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation; Morris Dees Founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center; The Honorable UW Clemon; and Dr. Bob and Jeanie Graetz leaders in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.  The meeting included a tour which visited historic civil rights landmarks in Birmingham, Selma and Montgomery which included a march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.

 

See conference related materials below:

 

  1. IAOHRA Program Booklet

  2. Post Conference Overview and Blog