ILA's 23rd Global Conference

20-23 October 2021 in-person in Geneva, Switzerland & 24-25 October 2021 in the Virtual Realm!

This Year's HyFlex Global Conference offers...

The flexibility to attend in-person in Geneva and/or virtually online as we reimagine leadership together.

From 20-23 October, live in-person events will be offered in Geneva including pre- and post-conference events, keynotes, and multiple presentation sessions. On 24 October, we move into the live virtual realm with a completely new array of keynotes and sessions through 25 October.

Why Attend

400+ Presentations & Workshops

Engage in interactive, live workshops, symposiums, panels, presentations, roundtables, and posters with presenters from around the world. Sessions are divided between 2.5 days in Geneva and 2 days in the virtual realm.


Expand your global network through special networking activities including member community events, receptions, and the exhibit hall. Meet old friends and discover new colleagues who share your commitment to leadership. The virtual realm allows you to schedule video chats on the conference platform!

Plenary Sessions With Top Leaders

ILA's signature bridging of theory and practice brings together top leaders and thinkers to discuss complex leadership questions.

16 Streams & Specialties

ILA's unique cross-sector, cross-disciplinary conference invites you to explore topics organized across 16 themes and specialties.

ILA Global Participants
Global Conference Attendees

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. 

Dr. Seth Berkley

Dr. Seth Berkley is CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, spearheading its mission to save lives and protect people’s health by increasing equitable and sustainable use of vaccines. He is a medical doctor and infectious disease epidemiologist.

Kim Campbell

The Right Honourable Kim Campbell served as Canada’s nineteenth and first female Prime Minister. She is the Founding Principal of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.

Pat Dambe

Pat Dambe is Vice-President for Market Outreach at the De Beers Group and is the pioneer of initiatives such as the Stanford Seed and Go-To-Market programs in Botswana via De Beers’ partnership with the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Thomas Greminger

Ambassador Thomas Greminger is the Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and is the former secretary general of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Vienna.

André Hoffmann

André Hoffmann is the Vice-Chairman of Roche Pharmaceutical Holding, Member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum, and former Vice-President of the board of the World Wildlife Fund.

Sanjeev Khagram

Dr. Sanjeev Khagram is Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University; & Dean and Director General, Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Peter Schlosser

Dr. Peter Schlosser is the Vice President and Vice Provost, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Arizona State University and the Director and Distinguished Sustainability Scientist at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation.

Tatiana Valovaya

Tatiana Valovaya is the 13th Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UN Geneva) and the first woman to occupy this position. She has more than 35 years of experience in public service, diplomacy and journalism.

Conference Theme

Reimagining Leadership Together

Together, how can we more fully unleash the abundant potential of people, including ourselves, to collaborate across today’s many multi-faceted opportunities and complex issues? How can leadership be a greater catalyst for societal and eco-systemic advancement? How can leadership create the conditions for more equitable relationships across divides, even across lines of conflict?

In-Person Venue & Hotels

Conference Venue

International Conference Centre Geneva

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Hotels in Geneva

ILA is contracting with several hotels in Geneva for special ILA rates beginning at 140CHF (including breakfast, service fees, and VAT) 

Ibis budget Genève Aéroport

Novotel Genève Centre

Ibis Genève Centre Nations

Ibis Genève Centre Lac

InterContinental Geneva

Ibis Genève Aéroport

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.

Thank You for Sponsoring!

Conference Partner

Transformational Sponsor

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Contact Bridget Chisholm at or +1.202.470.4818 x103 to discuss your sponsorship, advertisement, or hosted reception today.

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