General Assembly

The decisive body of the IOF is the members in General Assembly. A General Assembly may be either Ordinary or Extraordinary. The Ordinary General Assembly shall meet biennially. Each IOF member has the right to send three delegates to a General Assembly. Each member represented at the General Assembly, except for provisional members, has one vote.

The next IOF Ordinary General Assembly will take place  in July 2020, in connection with the World Orienteering Championships in Denmark.

Since the IOF was founded in 1961, the IOF Congress and General Assembly has been held as follows:

No. Year Venue
1 1961 Copenhagen, DEN
2 1963 Leipzig, GDR
3 1965 Kamtschia, BUL
4 1967 Mooserboden, AUT
5 1969 Budapest, HUN
6 1971 Kiljava, FIN
7 1973 Magglingen, SUI
8 1975 Bosön-Stockholm, SWE
9 1977 Innsbruck, AUT
10 1980 Malente, FRG
11 1982 Liége, BEL
12 1984 Maynooth, IRL
13 1986 Ry, DEN
14 1988 Torbole, ITA
15 1990 Cambridge, GBR
16 1992 Filzbach, SUI
17 1994 Varna, BUL
18 1996 Jerusalem, ISR
19 1998 Sintra, POR (ordinary General Assembly)
and *Extraordinary General Assembly
20 2000 Graz, AUT
2001 Tampere, FIN**
21 2002 Fontainebleau, FRA
22 2004 Västerås, SWE (ordinary General Assembly)
and *Extraordinary General Assembly
23 2006 Aarhus, DEN
24 2008 Prostejov, CZE
25 2010 Trondheim, NOR
26 2012 Lausanne, SUI
27 2014 Lavarone, ITA
2015 Inverness, GBR **
28 2016 Strömstad, SWE
29 2018 Prague, CZE
30 2020 Triangle Region, DEN

*An Extraordinary General Assembly was held in conjunction with the Ordinary General Assembly.

**An Extraordinary General Assembly held in conjunction with the Presidents’ Conference.