26th Global Conference Globe

26th ILA Global Conference

Architects of Change: Leaders, Followers, & Communities


7-10 November 2024


Hilton Chicago


Chicago, IL, USA

Now Accepting

Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit a proposal for this year’s Global Conference, located on lands that are the traditional homelands of the Anishinaabe, or the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations.

Deadline to Submit: 31 March, 11:59 PM EDT

Peer Reviewers

Calling all ILA members! Can you share a few hours of your time and talent to serve as a peer reviewer for this year’s Global Conference? Peer reviewers are invaluable in ensuring the program delivers the highest quality content that engages and inspires attendees from across the globe and contributes towards advancing the study and practice of leadership for a just and thriving future. Your contribution matters!

Deadline: 5 April 

Get Ready for Chicago

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, and shape the future landscape of leadership.

Learn more about why you should attend this one-of-a-kind conference.

1st Plenary Speaker Announced

Janet Foutty

Janet Foutty spent over 30 years at Deloitte and served as CEO of Deloitte Consulting and U.S. Board Chair of Deloitte. She is the bestselling co-author of Arrive and Thrive, 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership

Janet Foutty is an accomplished senior business leader, technologist, author, and frequent public speaker. She has been published in top-tier business publications including Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal, and is a bestselling co-author of Arrive and Thrive, 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership.

Janet spent over 30 years at Deloitte during which she led numerous practices through change and growth including technology and government and culminated her Deloitte career by serving as CEO of Deloitte Consulting, and U.S. Board Chair of Deloitte respectively.

Today, she is parlaying both her leadership experience and passionate advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion; women in leadership; and technology innovation by investing her time across non-profit, public policy, the broader business community, and academia.

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Stay tuned! More plenary speakers will be announced soon.

Conference Chair Scott Allen Invites You!

Bridging Leadership Theory and Practice

ILA Global Conference

Leadership Wisdom

Who? Business Executives, Public and Community Leaders,  Leaders in Higher Education, and Organizational Development Professionals.

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, Researchers, Scholars, Educators, and Students.

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 professionals offering 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

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