"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.
ILA 41st Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington, USA, March 25-28, 2020; registration link below
ILA 41st Annual Convention Call for Proposals; applications due November 10, 2019
ILA 41st Annual Convention Student Scholarships available; applications due November 30, 2019
Non-members: To request details about the ILA, our events, or to be placed on our emailing list Contact the ILA