Events Calendar

IAOP conferences, like OWS, are where thousands of industry professionals and partners have gathered since 1998 to exchange best practices, resources and tools, strategies, solutions, innovative ideas and more.


There’s nothing like a face-to-face conference to recharge your batteries, fuel your creativity and renew your sense of mission. IAOP's conferences are must-attend events when you’re seeking to gain new knowledge, expand your professional network and strengthen your connection to the community.  Join your peers from the buy-side as well as providers and advisors from every industry and function at IAOP conferences, symposiums and forums throughout the year. You’ll find engaging learning experiences in a variety of formats, encounter diverse perspectives, and explore new ways to level up your collaborative partnerships.

All of the great content from IAOP conferences and events can be found in PULSE central, IAOP's Knowledge Center.  By attending IAOP conferences and events, you’ll earn credit hours toward the renewal of the Certified Outsourcing Professional (COP) designation. 



  • OWS22 - TBD (hybrid)
    The event you know and love for its unmatched learning and networking is back - in its 25th year!  We're working hard to ensure when we meet again, in person and virtually, we can do it safely while providing maximum value to attendees.  We're close to making a big announcement on the when and where, until then check back here for updates. In the meantime, let us know if and how you'd like to get involved!

  • FOW21 - September 14, 2021 (Online Forum)
    Developed by IAOP’s Future of Work CoE leadership team, this event will focus workforce and workplace of the future, including the largest disruptions to work like the pandemic, remote work, talent supply chain, gig work, and automation.  This event is complimentary for IAOP members.

  • GOV21 - October 13 & 14, 2021 (New York City)
    Developed by IAOP’s Collaborative Supplier Governance CoE leadership team, the GOV21 program will focus on how governance models have changed post-pandemic and what you can do to ensure your strategic partnerships remain healthy.

  • DT21 - November 2021 (Online Forum)
    Digital technologies are transforming the outsourcing industry and related business models and IAOP aims to support its members in this journey.  This event, created by IAOP's Digital Technologies Center of Excellence leadership team will focus on the use of digital technologies to deliver extraordinary growth and optimization opportunities. This event will be complimentary for IAOP members.

  • IS21 - December 2021 (Washington D.C.)
    Produced by IAOP's SRO & Impact Sourcing  CoE, the event will focus on the why and the how of this transformative business model of doing well by doing good through socially responsible outsourcing and through the business practice where companies prioritize suppliers that intentionally hire and provide career development opportunities to people who otherwise have limited prospects for formal employment.



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