24th ILA Global Conference - Wisdom in Times of Crisis. 6-7 October 2022 Online Conference | 13-16 October 2022 In-Person Conference in Washington, DC

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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Choose From 100s of Engaging Sessions

Attend interactive workshops, panels, presentations, roundtables, and posters with presenters from around the world. Special "Conversation With" sessions and author talks are included. Sessions are divided between days online and days in Washington, D.C. the following week.

Expand Your Professional Connections

Enjoy special networking activities include member community events, receptions, daily continental breakfast and coffee breaks, awards luncheon, and more. Meet old friends and discover new colleagues who share your commitment to leadership.

Hear 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 15 Streams & Specialties

Explore topics organized around Business, Development, Education, Peace, Scholarship, Healthcare, Indigenous and First Nations, Women, and more.

ILA Global Participants
Global Conference Attendees
Attendees at ILA2021 in Geneva, Switzerland

Theme Statement

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 the Grand Hyatt and two additional D.C. hotels. 

Why Attend

#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.

Plenary Speakers

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 See All of Our Plenary Speakers!

International Student Case Competition

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Deadline: Monday 27 September

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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.

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