North America



The IAF North America Region was established on 1 January 2023 through a merger of the Canada and United States of America regions.

Within the North American region, we are committed to helping IAF members gain value at the global, regional, national and local levels. Globally, we love to see members plug into the many programs and benefits available within the Association, such as certification, mentorship and the Facilitation Impact Awards, alongside truly international attendance at global digital meetups. Regionally, we are looking ahead to the return of in-person conferences, which will include opportunities to get together with national colleagues. In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you if you’d like to lead one of our digital learning meetups this year! And locally, we encourage our members to get together in person near where they live. IAF membership offers professional development, credibility and support at multiple levels, and we’d love for you to get involved.

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Sutherns, Regional Director for North America.


Rebecca Sutherns, PhD CPF
Regional Director for North America

Conference of the Americas


Save the date for the 2024 IAF Conference of the Americas: April 3-5 in San Diego, California!

We’re excited to announce the theme for the conference is Facilitation Leadership: Connecting and Shaping Tomorrow’s World.

We're calling for proposals for panel discussions, case studies, success stories and presentations aligned with the theme. Preference will be given to interactive or experiential learning sessions.

For more information, visit Conference of the Americas call for proposals on our website.

Proposals are due on 18 December 2023.

Image call for proposals for the Conference of the Americas 2024