THE first OIDFA Congress was held in 1982 at Le Puy-en-Velay (France), and subsequent congresses have been organized by a different nation every two years until the recent interruption because of the Covid pandemic.
The next Congress will be: 4th — 6th August 2023,
virtual and on-site, with classes and tours before and afterwards.
OIDFA Congress 2023 will be a hybrid Congress with virtual and on-site activities in Nova Gorica (Slovenia) and Gorizia (Italy).
Virtual activities include classes, lectures, exhibits, visits to locations around the globe, and participation in on-site events (for example the General Assembly). ‘Open the Drawers, Behind the Scenes’ is the theme for many of the virtual lectures and courses.
On-site activities include classes, lectures, meetings, exhibitions, dinner, vendors/suppliers, and trips to museums and places of local interest. The on-site Congress includes the General Assembly of the organization. Dates for classes and tours are in the planning stages. More information about the sister cities can be found here.