26th Global Conference Globe

26th ILA Global Conference

Architects of Change: Leaders, Followers, & Communities


7-10 November 2024

Get Ready for Chicago

What We Do

As the world’s largest cross-sector gathering of leaders and leadership scholars, educators, and development professionals, ILA’s Global Conference offers an unparalleled experience to discover innovative leadership research and practice, forge meaningful connections, enhance your skills, find solutions, and shape the future landscape of leadership.  Scroll down to learn more about our innovative programming or follow the links in the “Program” drop down menu above. 


2024 Conference Chair Scott Allen Invites You!

Register now to enjoy the Early Bird rates – the best value for your investment! The sooner you secure your spot, the more you save. Want to save even more? Add on an ILA membership during the registration process to receive member pricing. 



Corporate Leaders as Architects for Social Change in Chicago and Beyond

Janet Foutty (Deloitte), Calvin Butler (Exelon), Sona Wang (venture capitalist), and Michael Strautmanis (Obama Foundation) will share how their leadership extends beyond the C-Suite and the boardroom by delving into initiatives they have spearheaded and the challenges they have tackled as they influence change and empower others to lead change in their communities.

This session promises to be a powerful exploration of leadership that goes beyond profit margins, inspiring attendees to consider their own role in driving positive change.

Larry Diamond


Public Leadership in Crisis: Why Democracy Is Under Threat Globally

Larry Diamond is based at Stanford University where he is William L. Clayton Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, the Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), and a Bass University Fellow in Undergraduate Education.

Special Sessions

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Congratulate this year’s winners when they’re inducted on 7 November in Chicago and learn more about the impact of their work throughout the conference at special sessions in their honor. 

David V. Day, Ph. D., Professor and Steven L. Eggert ’82 P’15 Professor of Leadership, Department of Psychological Science, Claremont McKenna College; Academic Director, Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College

Gail T. Fairhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished University Research Professor, School of Communication, Film, & Media Studies, University of Cincinnati, USA

Robert C. Liden, Ph.D., Professor; Managerial Studies Department; University of Illinois Chicago; Visiting Professor; Leeds University Business School; University of Leeds

Concurrent Sessions

Choose From 100s of Sessions

There’s a wide array of choices awaiting you with more than 400 presentations, panels, workshops, posters, Pecha Kucha, and Cafecito roundtables, spanning 16 streams.

Bridging Leadership Theory and Practice

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Leadership Wisdom

Who? Cross-Sector Leaders in Business, Public Service, Nonprofits, Higher Ed. and more share their best practices and leadership solutions.

How? A unique opportunity to share leadership experiences, learn innovative practices, and build strategic networks with other top professionals.

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Academic Insights

Who? Professors, Scholars, Educators, and Students present their research, models, insights, and questions.

How? Engage with academic leaders, delve into groundbreaking research, and form collaborative networks, enhancing scholarly and educational pursuits.

Professional Development

Who? Authors, Coaches, and a diverse range of leadership development professionals offer skill-enhancing workshops.

How? Discover and practice new skills, share inspiring stories, and connect with mentors and peers for personal and professional enrichment.


Sponsorship and sponsors support the mission, vision, and purpose of the International Leadership Association. It is a reflection of a sincere commitment to the association’s work and our values of inclusion, integrity, innovation, and impact.

Contact our conferences team at conferences@ilaglobalnetwork.org or +1.202.470.4818 to discuss your sponsorship today. 

Meet Our Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

Exhibitor Sponsor

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Contributor Sponsors

Harvard Kennedy School, Executive Education

Public Space Foundation

Arizona State University

Contact Brittany Carey at bcarey@ilaglobalnetwork.org or +1.202.470.4818 ext. 109 to discuss your sponsorship today.