24th ILA Global Conference - Wisdom in Times of Crisis. 6-7 October 2022 Online Conference | 13-16 October 2022 In-Person Conference in Washington, DC

International Leadership Association

24th Global Conference

6-7 October Online Conference
13-16 October In-Person Conference in Washington, D.C.

Join us at the International Leadership Association’s 24th Global Conference this October to explore wisdom and its role in times of crisis. Discover cutting-edge practice and theory, and meet and connect with the people whose work will inspire you — including successful business executives and public leaders, thought-provoking authors and researchers, experienced educators, game-changing coaches, and organizational development professionals. 

Why attend? Check out the top 5 reasons to attend & why your peers love this conference.

Stay tuned for more details, conference agenda, keynote speakers, and more. If you do not already receive ILA mail, be sure to sign up for our mailing list to be the first to hear when registration opens! 

Choose From 100s of Sessions

Interactive workshops, thought-provoking panels, and numerous presentations from global presenters are divided between days online and days in Washington, D.C. the following week.

Expand Your Professional Connections

Special networking activities include member community events, receptions, coffee breaks, and more. Discover new colleagues who share your commitment to leadership.

Engage With Top Leaders and Thinkers

ILA's signature bridging of theory and practice brings together top leaders and thinkers to discuss complex, pressing leadership issues.

Access 15 Streams & Specialties

Explore topics organized around Business, Development, Education, Peace, Scholarship, Healthcare, Indigenous and First Nations, Women, and more.

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Attendees at ILA2021 in Geneva, Switzerland
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Featured Speakers

Plenary sessions (Keynotes & Keynote Panels) bring together top leaders and thinkers to discuss complex leadership questions with ILA’s signature bridging of theory and practice. They challenge us to think more creatively and inspire us to reimagine leadership together. Additional plenaries plus dates and times of each will be announced soon. Please note: All plenary sessions, whether they are given in-person in Geneva or live online, will be recorded and available for registrants to view through the end of the year.  For complete bios, visit our plenary page. 

Scroll Through Our Featured Speakers!
New Speakers added weekly. For complete bios, visit our featured speaker page. For dates and times, visit our agenda page.

Live Online 6-7 October

Live In Person in Washington, D.C. 13-16 October

Margaret (Meg) Wheatley

Margaret (Meg) Wheatley

John Adair

John Adair

Two of ILA’s past Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Meg Wheatley and John Adair, will be sharing their wisdom via special, can’t-miss, virtual sessions. The online conference takes place 6-7 October! Details on the exact days and times of their talks will be posted soon. Learn more about these leadership influencers by reading the speaker bios on our featured speakers page!

International Student Case Competition

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International Student Case Competition

Announcing Our 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners!

ILA’s Leadership Legacy Program honors individuals who have made a significant lifetime contribution to the field of leadership through their published works and influential support of leadership knowledge and practice. Each honoree is presented with ILA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and has their work celebrated at our annual global conference. Agenda details regarding the in-person award presentations and special sessions will be available soon. 

Stella Nkomo Accepts Her 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from ILA President Cynthia Cherrey during a plenary session at ILA's 2017 global conference in Brussels
2017 Lifetime Achievement Winner Stella Nkomo accepts her award from ILA President & CEO Cynthia Cherrey at #ILA2017Brussels

Theme Statement

Wisdom in Times of Crisis

The 24th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference theme invites an inquiry into how wisdom might catalyze transformation in global systems contributing to environmental, social, economic, and political crises.  Read the complete theme and meet our program team

In-Person Conference Venue

Located in downtown Washington, D.C. and just blocks away from the National Mall and the White House, we couldn’t ask for a better spot to gather, connect, and share. ILA has secured special rates for conference attendees at three conference hotels. View the hotels by clicking the button below. 

Why Attend

#ILA2021Global Conference Co-Chair Amanda Ellis, Executive Director of Global Partnerships at ASU’s Global Futures Laboratory, discusses the critical importance of Reimagining Leadership Together, the big conversations that will take place at this year’s conference, and why everyone’s voice is needed.

Find out why Dr. Konstantin Korotov, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Faculty Lead of the Executive MBA Program at the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin), is bringing 40 students to this year’s ILA Conference!

What is the most important word in Reimagining Leadership Together? Peter Cunningham, #ILA2021Global Program Chair and Head of Leadership at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, shares his thoughts and why he’s so excited about this year’s conference.

Ibis budget Genève Aéroport

Novotel Genève Centre

Ibis Genève Centre Nations

Ibis Genève Centre Lac

InterContinental Geneva

Ibis Genève Aéroport

Thank You for Sponsoring!

Transformational Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

Builder Sponsors

Friend Sponsors

FIE: Foundation for International Education

The Catholic University of America - Division of Student Affairs

International Institute for Restorative Practices

James Madison University School of Strategic Leadership Studies

National Clearing House for Leadership Programs (NCLP)

Stylus Publishing

Ivey Publishing

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

Click here to view the 2022 ILA Global Conference Sponsorship Opportunities PDF.

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About ILA

The ILA is the largest worldwide community committed to leadership scholarship, practice, development, and education. We accomplish our mission to advance leadership knowledge and practice for a better world by creating a trusted space for leadership learning and by providing trusted leadership resources. For over twenty years the ILA has convened extraordinary talent across sectors, cultures, disciplines, and generations.

Photo on the left of the logo, from our 2021 conference in Geneva, courtesy Antoine Tardy.