23rd Annual Global Conference

20-25 October 2021

Onsite in Geneva, Switzerland & Live Online

Sponsor and Advertise

Develop Relationships, Make Valuable Contacts, and Showcase Your Programs and Products

More than 1400 cross-sector professionals from across the globe will attend Reimagining Leadership Together. ILA's 23rd annual global conference brings together business executives and entrepreneurs, public sector and ngo leaders, researchers and students, educators and development professionals - all committed to learning and working together to improve leadership knowledge and practice in our local and global communities. If you care about improving the world through better leadership, become an ILA sponsor. Your sponsorship will support ILA's trusted leadership resources and the trusted space of our conference gatherings, a space full of aha moments, networking, inquiry, and practical paths forward. You don't want to miss having your program or organization be a part of this conversation!

Contact Bridget Chisholm at bchisholm@theILA.org or +1.202.470.4818 x103 to discuss your sponsorship today. 

+ Partner $30,000


  • Opportunity to work with ILA staff on conference programming
  • Recognized during plenary sessions and invited to record a welcome message that is played during one of the plenaries, posted on ILA website, and used in conference social media promotions
  • Eight complimentary conference registrations
  • ILA Organizational Membership for Two Years
  • Recognized as the sponsor of the Author Meet & Greet and Poster Reception held on Friday 22 October or choose to sponsor a keynote plenary
  • Host a traditional booth/stand in the exhibit area (exhibit area is open Thursday 21 October & Friday 22 October) OR elect to host unlimited “Pop-Ups” (Pop-Ups are held throughout the conference, included are two high top tables, up to six stools, and a small tabletop sign will be provided; you will be able to display up to two banners next to your “Pop-Up”)
  • Host a reception on Friday 22 October in Geneva; ILA will provide you with a private event room and $1,000 of your sponsorship will be allocated toward your food and beverage expenses (ILA Member Communities and other sponsors will also be hosting receptions at this time in the same area of the congress center)
  • Invitations for eight people to attend the ILA Leadership Reception in Geneva (day and time TBA)
  • Logo and a link to your website on marketing messages, header of conference app, and on sponsor web page
  • Logo will also have premium placement in the print and PDF program
  • Premium logo placement on the sponsor thank-you banner displayed on site in Geneva
  • Logo on screensaver in 15+ breakout rooms and at general sessions
  • Recognized as the sponsor of a conference stream (opportunity to work with program committee on a curated panel for the stream)
  • Recognized as the sponsor of a special event and a full- or half-day workshop (ILA has several special events planned for you to choose from; full and half-day workshops are submitted via the call for proposals, you will have the opportunity to select one to sponsor or elect to work with ILA staff to curate one)
  • Provide ILA with a full-page advert for the full-color conference program
  • Three messages with your logo will be sent via the conference app
  • Provided with the attendee list three weeks in advance of conference for two-time honor system use (during conference registration, attendees are asked if they are OK with their email address being shared with conference sponsors, about half of the attendees agree)
  • Invited to have a collateral piece you provide placed on every seat at a plenary or a luncheon
  • Create an html message and ILA will send it to the entire ILA database once within a calendar year (exposure to over 18,000 leadership professionals worldwide)
  • Provide ILA with a header banner advertisement and we will include it on the ILA Interface Newsletter three times in a calendar year

+ Transformational Sponsor $18,000


  • Recognized during plenary sessions
  • Six complimentary conference registrations
  • ILA Organizational Membership for One Year
  • Host a traditional booth/stand in the exhibit area (exhibit area is open Thursday 21 October & Friday 22 October) OR elect to host six “Pop-Ups” (Pop-Ups are held throughout the conference, included are two high top tables, up to six stools, and a small tabletop sign will be provided; you will be able to display up to two banners next to your “Pop-Up”)
  • Host a reception on Friday 22 October in Geneva; ILA will provide you with a private event room and $750 of your sponsorship will be allocated toward your food and beverage expenses (ILA Member Communities and other sponsors will also be hosting receptions at this time in the same area of the congress center)
  • Invitations for six people to attend the ILA Leadership Reception in Geneva (day and time TBA)
  • Logo and a link to your website on marketing messages, header of conference app, and on sponsor web page
  • Logo will also have premium placement in the print and PDF program
  • Premium logo placement on the sponsor thank-you banner displayed on site in Geneva
  • Logo on screensaver in 15+ breakout rooms and at general sessions
  • Recognized as the sponsor of a conference stream (opportunity to work with program committee on a curated panel for the stream)
  • Recognized as the sponsor of a special event or a full- or half-day workshop (ILA has several special events planned for you to choose from; full and half-day workshops are submitted via the call for proposals, you will have the opportunity to select one to sponsor or elect to work with ILA staff to curate one)
  • Provide ILA with a full-page advert for the full-color conference program
  • Two messages with your logo will be sent via the conference app
  • Provided with the attendee list three weeks in advance of conference for two-time honor system use (during conference registration, attendees are asked if they are OK with their email address being shared with conference sponsors, about half of the attendees agree)
  • Invited to have a collateral piece you provide placed on every seat at a plenary or a luncheon
  • Create an html message and ILA will send it to the entire ILA database once within a calendar year (exposure to over 18,000 leadership professionals worldwide)
  • Provide ILA with a header banner advertisement and we will include it on the ILA Interface Newsletter two times in a calendar year

+ Supporter Sponsor $9,000


  • Three complimentary conference registrations
  • Host a traditional booth/stand in the exhibit area (exhibit area is open Thursday 21 October & Friday 22 October) OR elect to host three “Pop-Ups” (Pop-Ups are held throughout the conference, included are two high top tables, up to six stools, and a small tabletop sign will be provided; you will be able to display up to two banners next to your “Pop-Up”)
  • Invitations for three people to attend the ILA Leadership Reception in Geneva (day and time TBA)
  • Logo and a link to your website on marketing messages, header of conference app, and on sponsor web page
  • Logo will also have premium placement in the print and PDF program
  • Logo placement on the sponsor thank-you banner displayed on site in Geneva
  • Logo on screensaver in 15+ breakout rooms and at general sessions
  • Recognized as the sponsor of a special event or a full- or half-day workshop (full and half-day workshops are submitted via the call for proposals, you will have the opportunity to select one to sponsor)
  • Provide ILA with a half-page advert for the full-color conference program
  • One message with your logo will be sent via the conference app
  • Provided with the attendee list three weeks in advance of conference for one-time honor system use (during conference registration, attendees are asked if they are OK with their email address being shared with conference sponsors, about half of the attendees agree)

+ Builder Sponsor $5,000


  • Two complimentary conference registrations
  • Host a traditional booth/stand in the exhibit area (exhibit area is open Thursday 21 October & Friday 22 October) OR elect to host one “Pop-Up” (Pop-Ups are held throughout the conference, included are two high top tables, up to six stools, and a small tabletop sign will be provided; you will be able to display up to two banners next to your “Pop-Up”)
  • Invitation for two people to attend the ILA Leadership Reception in Geneva (day and time TBA)
  • Organization name on the sponsor thank-you banner displayed on site in Geneva (if logo representation is desired, see Supporter level above or add $2,000 to BUILDER)
  • Organization’s name and a link to your website on conference app and on sponsor web page; listing also in the print and PDF program
  • Sponsor a full- or half-day workshop; organization name with link to organization’s website will be placed on event web pages

+ Friend Sponsor $2,500


  • One complimentary conference registration
  • Host a traditional booth/stand in the exhibit area (exhibit area is open Thursday 21 October & Friday 22 October) OR elect to host one “Pop-Up” (Pop-Ups are held throughout the conference, included are two high top tables, up to six stools, and a small tabletop sign will be provided; you will be able to display up to two banners next to your “Pop-Up”)
  • Invitation for one person to attend the ILA Leadership Reception in Geneva (day and time TBA)
  • Organization name on the sponsor thank-you banner displayed on site in Geneva (if logo representation is desired, see Supporter level above or add $2,000 to FRIEND)
  • Organization’s name on conference app and on sponsor web page; listing also in the print and PDF program

+ HOST YOUR OWN RECEPTION $1,500

Host a reception recognizing your organization/university at the conference. Your reception will be listed on the ILA conference overview web page, in the online daily agenda, and in the full-color printed program. ILA provides the room, audio visual equipment (if desired), and arranges the set-up. Your organization is responsible for the ordering and payment of the food and beverage. Add access to attendee contact list three weeks in advance for one-time honor system use ($800).

What Our Fantastic Sponsors Say

Sponsorship at the ILA's annual global conference gives us exposure to the top scholars, thought leaders, and executives in the field. We make valuable connections at our booth and see our website traffic increase because of our presence in the conference materials. We're proud to be a part of this world-class event.

Jim Ludema
Director of the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University

Our experience as ILA sponsors was phenomenal. ILA proactively provided us with information in a timely manner and was always quick to respond to our queries and requests. I appreciated how they organized several conference activities in the exhibit hall that resulted in steady booth traffic and allowed us to connect with a variety of attendees. 

Maggie Stanley 
Acquisitions Editor, SAGE Publications, Inc.

The ILA annual global conference was a resounding success for Emerald. We found it a superbly organized event with great footfall around our Exhibit Booth and many opportunities to engage with delegates about work in progress and new project proposals - all hosted in a wonderful space in a spectacular city.

John Stuart
Book Publisher, Emerald Group Publishing

We have long sponsored receptions during the ILA annual global conference. The receptions have provided us the opportunity to meet new friends interested in learning more about our programs, reconnect with alumni and students, and celebrate the fantastic presentations, work, and scholarship of our community of learners making meaningful change in the world.

Leslee Creighton 
Associate Director of Engagement and Special Assistant to the Provost, Graduate School of Leadership and Change, Antioch University

We were pleased to be an ILA annual global conference sponsor. The conference brings together scholars and practitioners who have worked in leadership studies for decades with those who are just starting out in the field. The future of leadership studies depends in large measure on the productive conversations that occur in such friendly and enthusiastic spaces.

Sandra J. Peart
Dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond

Our program is proud to be a sponsor of ILA's annual global conference. Every time I come home from an ILA global conference, I am again affirmed that our sponsorship was well worth it. Our students and alumni attending the conference find a home away from home at Eastern's booth while we engage with others interested in learning about our PhD program.

Heewon Chang
Professor and Chair of Organizational Leadership & Education, Eastern University

Thank You for Sponsoring!

Conference Partner
 

Supporter Sponsors

Builder Sponsors
 

Baret Leadership Consultancy 



Contact Bridget Chisholm at bchisholm@theILA.org or +1.202.470.4818 x103 to discuss your sponsorship, advertisement, or hosted reception today.

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