Meet colleagues old and new at this year's live and online virtual #ILA2020Global conference! ILA's annual global conference delivers high-value plenary sessions, interactive presentations and workshops, and up-close-and-personal conversations - all part of a program that includes 400+ presentations offered on an array of leadership topics including Business Leadership, Women and Leadership, Leadership Development, and more!

Our virtual conference platform will allow attendees to connect face-to-face in concurrent sessions, networking events, the exhibit hall, and even impromptu video chats. Best yet, you don’t have to worry about choosing between great sessions scheduled at the same time. When you register for Leading at the Edge, you’ll also receive a brand-new benefit: full access to all recorded sessions until the end of the year.

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John Heiser, CEO, LabVantage Solutions, Inc. 

John talks about the value of ILA membership, why he attends the conference, and his #ILA2020Global session, Connecting Theory to Practice: 3 CEOs, 6 Scholars, and a Host of Real Business Challenges.

Conference highlights

Plenary Sessions With Top Leaders

Attend plenary sessions with global leaders like WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (pictured above),  Kehkashan Basu (Green Hope Foundation), and Ron Heifetz (Harvard Kennedy School) who will inspire us to think more creatively about today's challenges with ILA's signature bridging of theory and practice.

400+ Presentations & Workshops

Participate and engage in live online virtual workshops, panels, presentations, interactive roundtables, and more with attendees from around the world. Spotlight sessions on special topics bring the conference theme front and center. Best yet, attendees may earn up to three CEUs and recordings are available to all attendees through the end of the year.

Conversations With...

Get comfy and come ready to ask your questions of these luminaries in the field of leadership. This series of live, 50-minute conversations with ILA's past Lifetime Achievement Award winners - including Keith Grint (pictured above), Edgar Schein, Margaret Heffernan, Henry Mintzberg, and Gill  Hickman - is can't miss programming at the nexus of leadership theory and practice!

Check Out some of these concurrent sessions!

#ILA2020Global is much more than plenaries, conversations with, and special spotlight sessions!
With 15 tracks/streams containing over 400 presentations and workshops across 24 concurrent sessions timeslots, there's always a rich array of sessions to choose from.
But, don't worry if you miss something live - sessions will be recorded during the conference and available through 31 December 2020.
Below is just a small sample of what you can expect at #ILA2020Global. You can view the complete concurrent session guide online.

Wisdom at the Edge: How Conscious Leaders Respond Collectively to Whole System Challenges

New Perspectives in Leading Change - Business Leadership

Not Just for Profit: Wasi Organics

A.F.F.I.R.M. Differences: Seven Conversations (We Should Be Having) About Equitable Diversity, Inclusion, and Positive Organizing

Beyond Social Enterprise: How Female Entrepreneurs Drive Social, Economic, and Environmental Good

Middle Eastern Women Entrepreneurial Leaders Thriving During Crisis

Margaret Heffernan on Leadership & the ILA 

"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. " Listen to ILA's podcast 10-Minutes on Leadership with Margaret Heffernan on Spotify then plan to attend her #ILA2020Global session!

Margaret Heffernan is the best-selling author of UNCHARTED: How to Map the Future Together

Continuing Education Units

The ILA is partnering with the University of North Georgia Office of Professional and Continuing Education to offer 1-3 CEUs and a certificate. Earn 1 CEU for each 10 verified hours of programming attended. The first CEU is $30 and each additional CEU is only $5 more.
You may sign up for CEUs during the registration process. 

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$ 300
  • Regular Rate
    Begins 1 October


$ 450
  • Regular Rate
    Begins 1 October


$ 125/195
  • Rate Depends on ILA Member Status. Regular Rate
    Begins 1 October

+ General Policies 

  1. All conference attendees, including presenters, chairs, commentators, workshop facilitators, and speakers, MUST be registered in order to attend.
  2. To qualify for the ILA member rate, your membership must be current at the time of registration through the end of the conference (9 November 2020).
  3. To qualify for the student rate, you must be a full-time student who is not employed full-time. Students who don’t meet these criteria should register at the regular rate. You will be prompted during registration proof of student status to your registration form.
  4. Registration fees DO NOT include ILA Membership. If you wish to register at the member pricing, please join ILA prior to logging in to the online registration form.

+ Cancellation & Payment Policies

  1. Registration payment is required within 15 days of registering. Unpaid registrations more than 15 days old are subject to deletion.
  2. CANCELLATIONS – must be emailed by 22 October 2020
    If emailed to by 22 October 2020, conference registration cancellations are refundable, less a $50.00 fee. No refunds can be issued after 22 October 2020. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Remember, all registrants will have access to the recorded sessions through 31 December 2020.
  3. SUBSTITUTIONS – must be emailed by 26 October 2020
    Substitutions of registrations are permitted prior to 26 October by submitting a written request to Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. Substitutions are subject to a $20.00 processing fee. If the substitute’s registration fee is higher than the original registration fee paid, the remaining balance must be paid by the original registrant or substitute.

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