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.
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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 to Our Featured Speakers!
Additional speakers plus dates and times of each will be announced soon. For complete bios, visit our featured speaker page.
Margaret (Meg) Wheatley
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!
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.
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.
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#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.
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Novotel Genève Centre
Ibis Genève Centre Nations
Ibis Genève Centre Lac
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Thank You for Sponsoring!
FIE: Foundation for International Education
The Catholic University of America - Division of Student Affairs
International Institute for Restorative Practices
JMU School of Strategic Leadership Studies
National Clearing House for Leadership Programs (NCLP)
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Photo on the left of the logo, from our 2021 conference in Geneva, courtesy Antoine Tardy.