"The most basic of human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them."  

Dr. Ralph G. Nichols


The International Listening Association

The International Listening Association (ILA) was formed in 1979. Since then, we have grown into an international community working in more than 19 countries. We are involved in listening in education, business, healthcare, hospitality, spirituality, music and many other fields. We promote the study of listening, exchange information, and pursue research into the ways in which listening can develop understanding in our personal, political, social and working lives. The International Listening Association serves as a dialogue space, a resource network, a news source and a worldwide community.

Upcoming International Listening Association Events

ILA 41st Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington, USA, March 25-28, 2020; registration link below

Review new details for the ILA Exchange: ILA Online Exchange Flyer; submit an ILA Exchange proposal form

Non-members: To request details about the ILA, our events, or to be placed on our emailing list Contact the ILA

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