Why You Should Attend ILA's Global Conference

ILA’s Global Conference is the world’s largest cross-sector gathering of leaders and leadership professionals.  Here’s why you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Best-in-class programming – Choose from 100s of presentations including deep-dive workshops, thought-provoking panels, interactive roundtables, and presentations from global presenters – spanning 15 streams and specialties.  You may also choose to attend pre- and post- conference sessions.
  2. Inspiring speakers – Engage with top leaders and thinkers to discuss complex, pressing leadership issues and discover essential tools and strategies to boost your leadership research and practice.
  3. Unmatched networking – Connect with attendees from around the globe who share your passion for developing leadership and leaders for a just and thriving future.
  4. Fun experiences – Take a break from your busy schedule to pause, learn, and recharge! Vancouver is a great place to visit and is home to great food, art, cultural attractions, and much more.

Why Your Peers Love This Conference!

“When we come here, we don’t hear ordinary research or ordinary ideas. We hear big ideas. We are presented with ideas that will make a difference in the world.”  

— Jean Lipman-Blumen, Co-founder, Connective Leadership Institute

“This conference was by far the BEST CONFERENCE I HAVE EVER ATTENDED in my 20+ years of professional activity. THANK YOU!” 

— Past ILA Global Conference Attendee

“ILA is a fantastic environment to understand the nature and practice of leadership because of the diversity of its membership. Leadership is not just theory. It’s not just practice. It’s a deep interplay between the two. And for that you need scholars, practitioners, and the folk who seek to educate the next generation of leaders.”   

— Sam Wilson, Associate Professor, Management, Swinburne Business School, Swinburne University of Technology

“The thing I love about the ILA conference is – a lot of leadership conferences are really management conferences, and what I really appreciate about the ILA approach is it is more thoughtful, even philosophical, about work as a human endeavor and the creative and ethical questions that arise from that fact.”  

— Margaret Heffernan, Best-Selling Author & Speaker, Professor of Practice, University of Bath; Lead Faculty, Responsible Leadership Programme, Forward Institute; CEO Mentor & Coach, Merryck & Co

“I’ve been a part of ILA for over 20 years and have loved it. Every year, I bring 15-20 graduate students to ILA’s Global Conference as part of a course I teach. The students always walk away with so much! It’s an incredible experience for new leadership scholars and practitioners and I highly recommend the conference to all of my leadership colleagues! ” 

— Cheryl Getz, Associate Professor, Director Leadership Minor, Department of Leadership Studies, University of San Diego

“Why the ILA? That’s easy. It’s an opportunity to bridge theory and practice and as a CEO, that’s incredibly important so I get evidence-based models for leader development and organizational change. At the ILA Global Conference, I learn about current research trends and how practitioners are handling today’s challenges.” 

— John Heiser, Founder & CEO, TRG Management Solutions, LLC

“As an entrepreneur from the Middle East, connecting with a global network of women leaders, both academic and from the business sector, is really helpful and empowering. The ILA Global conference helps me upgrade my skills as a leader, face the challenges that I have, and look for other opportunities outside my region. We all have the same challenges around the world and talking to reach other and sharing experience is important.” 

— Hadeel Mustafa Anabtawi, Founder & CEO, The Alchemist Lab