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23rd Global Conference of the International Leadership Association

20-23 October 2021 in-person in Geneva, Switzerland at the International Conference Centre Geneva & live 24-25 October 2021 in the Virtual Realm!

International Leadership Association (ILA) is the global network for those who study, teach, and practice leadership and we’re coming to Geneva in October for Reimagining Leadership Together, our 23rd annual conference.

ILA brings people together across distance and disciplines – virtually and in person – to bridge theory and practice and spark those aha moments that improve leadership locally and globally.

We’d love you to join us in Geneva and, as a listener of World Radio Switzerland, we have created a number of heavily discounted rates especially for you to use at checkout:

  • Attend the Entire Conference – Use code FriendsofWR to register for $295 USD (regular) / $225 USD (student).
  • Attend for 2 days – Use code 2DAY189WR to register for only $189 USD. 
  • Attend for 1 day – Use code 1DAY125WR to register for only $125 USD.

#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.

Why Attend

300+ 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. 

Scroll Through to See All of Our Plenary Speakers!

International Student Case Competition

Compete in Undergraduate or Graduate Division
Team Sign Up Now Open! 
Deadline: Monday 27 September

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?

Conference Venue

International Conference Centre Geneva

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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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