Annual Education Forum

The 21st Annual PDI-POA International Protocol Education Forum
18 – 21 July 2022, San Antonio, Texas, USA


2019 Forum Plenary

For members of PDI-POA, the Forum is a chance to expand your knowledge, refresh your skills and reunite with colleagues from around the world.  For non–members and individuals interested in learning more about protocol, it is the perfect introduction to the protocol field.  The program of each Forum provides practical, thought-provoking information useful to protocol professionals from around the world.


Janiel Toh PDI-POA Member

“PDI-POA has always been my source of inspiration in achieving gold standards in the protocol world.  I feel very connected to fellow protocol officers around the world. Professional exchanges like the education forums enhance our understanding of practices unique to countries, that way we can provide value propositions and maintain professional protocol in our events.”

— Janiel Toh, Member since 2015, Singapore


Event Information

International Protocol Education Forum 2022

Who Attends the Forum?

PDI-POA Forum attendees come from a wide variety of fields. These include national, state/provincial, regional, and city governments, NGO’s, intergovernmental agencies, cultural and academic institutions, public and private corporations as well as training and consulting practices.

PDI-POA Forums draw protocol professionals from around the world. In recent years participants represented countries including Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Kosovo, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Sudan, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom and the United States.

Participation in the International Protocol Education Forum is open to PDI-POA members as well as the general public.

Discounted Registration Rates for Members

Members of PDI-POA receive discounted registration rates for the Annual International Protocol Education Forum as a benefit of membership. 

Forum Theme

The theme of the 20th Annual International Protocol Education Forum was Protocol Adapts: Tradition and Change. The theme for the 21st Annual Forum will be shared in spring 2022.

Become a Sponsor: Support the Forum and PDI-POA

PDI-POA welcomes your participation to support continuing education in protocol. We are developing a wide array of sponsorship opportunities that can be tailored to fit your marketing goals and budget. Please check back on this site or send an email directly to us at [email protected]

How & When to Register

Registration dates will be shared on this site and through regular communications via the PDI-POA Mailing List.

If you have any questions regarding the forum, please contact us: [email protected]


U. Desmond Alufohai PDI-POA Member“What I love about our organization is the education and information, that it provides best practices to all our membership.  Cultural understanding is key.”

— U. Desmond Alufohai, Member since 2018, Florida, USA