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.

Conference of the Americas

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

If you'd like to be involved in planning the conference, we'd love to have your help. Please join us for a planning committee meeting on Thursday, September 5 from 9-10 am EDT. We know some of you previously stepped forward - we're now ready for you to dig in! And if this is new to you, it's not too late to join the fun. 

Zoom details are below: 

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 979 6776 3123

Passcode: 857065

Find your local number:

Rebecca Sutherns, PhD CPF
Regional Director for North America

In-person meet-ups 

  • DC/Northern Virginia – Friday, September 22, 2023 at 9 am – meet the IAF National Capital Region (DC, Maryland & Virginia) community for coffee at Founding Farmers (Reston Station). Message Erin Gordon for details.
  • DC/Northern Virginia – Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 1pm – meet the National Capital Region facilitator community (and friends) at Paradise Springs in Clifton, Virginia. Message Erin Gordon for details.