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.
Hear from national experts highlighting pertinent and timely human and civil rights crises facing us today, and learn about available resources and ways you can become part of the solutions. Discussions will include those on Fair Housing; Discrimination; Hate Violence and Trends; Health and Economic Disparities; Excessive Use of Police Force, Violence and Reform; the "I Can't Breathe" Movement; Protests and What They Mean; Where Do We Go From Here; and the Charge to Human and Civil Rights Workers.
Recording of this event now available.
This year’s conference will be a great event for learning, networking and reflecting on our rich civil rights history from the west coast. The theme for this year is "2020 Vision and Inclusion: Celebration & Challenges" The conference will be held August 9-14, 2020, at the Hotel Indigo, Downtown Los Angeles, California.
We will also have some specialized training for those who choose to attend on August 14-16, we will announce the topics soon.
Conference Registration Fee Schedule for 2020 IAOHRA Conference
$595 Members (after early bird date)
$595 Non Members
$695 Non Members (after early bird date)
$199 Daily Rate
The meeting will be hosted by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.
HOTEL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Make your hotel reservations now for the 2020 IAOHRA Conference, Phone: 1-866- 246-3446 use group code IHA or reserve your room online.
Hotel Indigo : Los Angeles Downtown
899 Francisco St, Los Angeles, California 90017
Conference registration opening soon! Check back soon for more details.
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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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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