ILA's 25th Annual Global Conference, Vancouver, Canada and Online
ILA's 25th Annual Global Conference, Vancouver, Canada and Online

Attend ILA's Global Leadership Conference This October!

The International Leadership Association‘s Global Conference is the premier event for leaders and leadership researchers, educators, and development professionals from around the globe. ILA’s cross-sector, multidisciplinary conference is the go-to place to:

  • Make career advancing professional connections;
  • Learn about new leadership research;
  • Share your own experience, wisdom, and best practices;
  • Discover new tools, tactics, and takeaways; and
  • Get re-energized!

At ILA’s Global Conference, you will meet and engage with experts and influencers whose work inspires you — successful business executives and public leaders, thought-provoking authors and researchers, experienced educators, game-changing coaches, and organizational development professionals.

Attend the conference YOUR way! Choose to attend online only or online AND in Vancouver with our all-access pass.

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Choose From 100s of Sessions

Interactive workshops, thought-provoking panels, and numerous presentations from global presenters will be available online and in person in Vancouver, Canada.

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 Streams & Specialties

Explore topics organized around 12+ streams including Business, Development, Education, Peace, Healthcare, Indigenous and First Nations, Women, and more.

Conference Team

Join us in welcoming our Conference, Program, and Committee Chairs for this year’s conference.  You can read their full bios here.


Emersion Sessions

Emersion Sessions offer unique opportunities for focused professional development and connection with special leadership aspects of the host city and country. Learn more here.

Healthcare Leadership

Building Healthcare Leadership Capacity for a Thriving World

When: October 12, 2023 
Where: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

All pre-conference events are in-person events the day prior to the ILA Global Conference.

Emersion Sessions offer unique opportunities for focused professional development and connection with special leadership aspects of the host city and country. These ticketed special events fill up quickly, so be sure to register as soon as conference registration opens to reserve your spot!

When: October 12, 2023
Where: Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Registration: Opening in late April

We are thrilled to announce these exciting opportunities for students to get involved in this year’s conference. Whether you are interested in applying for an award or participating in our International Student Case Competition, we want you to be a part of the action.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on these incredible opportunities to showcase your talents and get involved at the conference. We can’t wait to see what the next generation of leaders has in store!

Submission Deadline: 15 May

This award recognizes outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students.

Submission Deadline: 15 June

This award is given annually to a scholar whose doctoral dissertation research, while on any topic and from any discipline, demonstrates substantial insights and implications for the study of leadership.

Submission Deadline: 19 September

The Case Competition provides undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to compete and showcase their knowledge about leadership through the analysis of a contemporary socio-political-economic problem on the global or national level.

Groups, Individuals, & Organizations


The online submission is now open.  You have until 20 February 11:59pm EST to submit. Proposal notifications will be sent on or by 7 June 2023. 

Sign up to peer reviewer conference proposals. If selected, the review period is from 1-21 March 2023.

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