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26th ILA Global Conference

Architects of Change: Leaders, Followers, & Communities

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What We Do

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, enhance your skills, find solutions, and shape the future landscape of leadership.  Scroll down to learn more about our innovative programming or follow the links in the “Program” drop down menu above. 


2024 Conference Chair Scott Allen Invites You!

Register now to enjoy the Early Bird rates – the best value for your investment! The sooner you secure your spot, the more you save. Want to save even more? Add on an ILA membership during the registration process to receive member pricing. 

Plenary & Featured Speakers

Plenary Panel: Corporate Leaders as Architects for Social Change in Chicago and Beyond

Janet Foutty

Janet Foutty, Former CEO and U.S. Board Chair, Deloitte; Co-author, Arrive and Thrive, 7 Impactful Practices for Women Navigating Leadership

Calvin Butler

Calvin Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exelon, the largest utility company by customer count in the U.S.

Sona Wang

 Sona Wang, Co-founder, Chicago Blues Experience; Co-founder, Randolph Entertainment; Growth-oriented venture capitalist

2024 ILA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Special Sessions With:

David Day

David V. Day, Ph. D., Professor and Steven L. Eggert ’82 P’15 Professor of Leadership, Department of Psychological Science, Claremont McKenna College; Academic Director, Kravis Leadership Institute, Claremont McKenna College

Gail Fairhurst

Gail T. Fairhurst, Ph.D., Distinguished University Research Professor, School of Communication, Film, & Media Studies, University of Cincinnati, USA

Robert C. Liden, Ph.D., Professor; Managerial Studies Department; University of Illinois Chicago; Visiting Professor; Leeds University Business School; University of Leeds

Check back frequently as we add additional plenary and featured speakers!

Bridging Leadership Theory and Practice

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Leadership Wisdom

Who? Cross-Sector Leaders in Business, Public Service, Nonprofits, Higher Ed. and more share their best practices and leadership solutions.

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, Scholars, Educators, and Students present their research, models, insights, and questions.

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 leadership development professionals offer skill-enhancing 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.