A global gathering of the international OD community

In a world facing unprecedented challenges, the role of Organization Development in fostering global optimism has never been more crucial. The conference aims to bring together thought leaders, practitioners, and scholars from around the globe to explore and discuss innovative strategies and best practices in utilizing OD as a catalyst for positive change.

Join us at this conference as we explore the power of OD in fostering global optimism and shaping organizations that not only thrive but also contribute positively to the well-being of people and the planet. Together, let’s chart a course towards a more optimistic and sustainable future.

This year, we will be hosted by Adriana de la Fuente in Mexico City, a captivating destination that seamlessly blends its rich history with a vibrant modern spirit. From its ancient roots to its contemporary urban landscape, the city beckons explorers with a wealth of cultural, culinary, and artistic experiences that reflect the heart and soul of Mexico. Our venue for the conference, the iconic Camino Real Polanco Mexico, will delight attendees with its architecture and design as well as facilities.


Leaders in the field of Organization Development will share their insights on the role of OD in fostering global optimism and shaping a brighter future.


Participants will engage in hands-on workshops and explore real-world case studies, gaining practical knowledge and skills to implement OD strategies in their respective organizations.

Panel Discussions

Panelists will discuss emerging trends in OD, on topics such as digital transformation, diversity and inclusion and the future of work, and their impact on global optimism.


Participants will have opportunities to visit  cultural sites like Frida Khalo and Anthropology Museums, the Bellas Artes Palace and the Teotihuacan Pyramids, to name but a few. 


In groups, attendees will have the opportunity to visit various local companies to get a deep view inside OD practices and tools and learn from what other are doing. 


Attendees will have ample opportunities to connect with peers, fostering a global community dedicated to advancing the practice of OD.


Mexico City, the vibrant and bustling capital of Mexico, stands as one of the world’s most populous and culturally rich urban centers. Nestled in the Valley of Mexico, surrounded by majestic mountains, the city is a captivating blend of history, modernity, and diversity.

Colonial-era architecture shares space with the ruins of the ancient Aztec capital. The juxtaposition of these historical layers creates a unique tapestry that reflects Mexico City’s deep-rooted past. 

Mexico City’s allure extends beyond its landmarks and cultural attractions. The warmth of its people adds a friendly and inviting aspect to the urban landscape, and let’s not forget about the culinary delights that await, a burst of flavours that any palate will enjoy. 


The conference will take place at the iconic Hotel Camino Real Polanco México, a renowned 5-star hotel in the exclusive Polanco area. It is located in the residential and commercial area of Anzures, and is a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Originally built for the 1968 Olympic Games, this hotel has an attractive Mexican-modern architectural style, designed by renowned architect Ricardo Legorreta. It is considered a Hotel-Museum for its beauty, functionality and distinctive color scheme, along with pieces by world-class artists inside and outside the property.

If you’d like to stay at the Camino Real during the conference, please visit our ‘where to stay’ section of the travel page which has the information to make a booking. 


International Consultant and professional Coach with 20+ years’ experience in working with Management Directors and Government Officials on leadership and promoting positive changes and human development. She is the Founder and Principal of the Coaching Interdisciplinary School and has led OD processes in 72 countries.

From 2008 to 2009, Adriana was the first Mexican Governor of District 4170 of Rotary International. She has been a columnist in several written media in Mexico and Central America, and has participated as a guest commentator in radio and television programs in Mexico.

Adriana holds a degree in simultaneous interpretation and a diploma in etymology, Latin and applied terminology from the Centro de Estudios Superiores en Lenguas in Mexico. She holds a master’s degree in Spanish, a diploma in philosophy from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, a postgraduate degree in human and transpersonal development from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico and a postgraduate degree in analysis and design for the development of organizations from Regis University in Colorado (USA).

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