ILA's 23rd Global Conference

20-23 October 2021 in-person in Geneva, Switzerland & 24-25 October 2021 in the Virtual Realm!

This Year’s HyFlex Global Conference offers…

The flexibility to attend in-person in Geneva and/or virtually online as we reimagine leadership together.

From 20-23 October, live in-person events will be offered in Geneva including pre- and post-conference events, keynotes, and multiple presentation sessions. On 24 October, we move into the live virtual realm with a completely new array of keynotes and sessions through 25 October.

This year’s global conference takes what we’ve learned from past face-to-face global conferences and our 2020 live virtual global conference and puts them together into a unique HyFlex wholistic model. HyFlex is not hybrid/blended. HyFlex is a consecutive in-person and then virtual event.

Why Attend

400+ Presentations & Workshops

Engage in interactive, live workshops, symposiums, panels, presentations, roundtables, and posters with presenters from around the world. Sessions are divided between 2.5 days in Geneva and 2 days in the virtual realm.


Expand your global network through special networking activities including member community events, receptions, and the exhibit hall. Meet old friends and discover new colleagues who share your commitment to leadership. The virtual realm allows you to schedule video chats on the conference platform!

Plenary Sessions With Top Leaders

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

16 Streams & Specialties

ILA's unique cross-sector, cross-disciplinary conference invites you to explore topics organized across 16 themes and specialties.

ILA Global Participants
Global Conference Attendees

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.

Conference Theme

Reimagining Leadership Together

Together, how can we more fully unleash the abundant potential of people, including ourselves, to collaborate across today’s many multi-faceted opportunities and complex issues? How can leadership be a greater catalyst for societal and eco-systemic advancement? How can leadership create the conditions for more equitable relationships across divides, even across lines of conflict?

In-Person Venue & Hotels

Hotels in Geneva

ILA is contracting with several hotels in Geneva for special ILA rates beginning at 140CHF (including breakfast, service fees, and VAT) 

Ibis budget Genève Aéroport

Novotel Genève Centre

Ibis Genève Centre Nations

Ibis Genève Centre Lac

InterContinental Geneva

Ibis Genève Aéroport

Thank You for Sponsoring!

Conference Partner

Transformational Sponsor

Supporter Sponsor

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Builder Sponsors

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

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