2016 Special Events

Register & Reserve Your Tickets!

Please note that Community Meals are ticketed events with costs in addition to conference registration.
Other Conference Opportunities listed below are included in your registration
but may require you to sign up in advance to participate.

Don't forget about our pre- and post-conference workshops
Don't miss out on ILA Atlanta's pre- and post-conference workshop offerings! These workshops offer unique opportunities to connect with the special leadership aspects of the host city and country, and/or are opportunities for focused professional development. Learn more and register!

Ticketed Member Community Meals

Arts & Leadership Learning Community Breakfast Hyatt Regency Hotel: Dunwoody November 3 | 7:30 – 8:30 $30
Leadership Education MIG Luncheon
Thank you SAGE Publishing & Creighton University for being Silver Sponsors and sponsoring this event!
Hyatt Regency Hotel:
Regency Ballroom V
November 3 | 13:30 – 14:45 $48
Youth Leadership Member Interest Group Dinner
Alma Cocina Restaurant November 3 | 19:30 $52
Deans, Directors, and Chairs Networking Dinner
Thank you Harvard Kennedy School - Executive Education for being a Silver Sponsor and sponsoring this event!
White Oak Kitchen
& Cocktails
Public Leadership Member Interest Group Networking Dinner
Truly Living Well Center
Bus departs from Hyatt Lobby at 19:15
November 3 | 19:15 $65
7th Annual Women and Leadership Networking Luncheon
Thank you to The Graduate School, Indiana Wesleyan Univ. for being a Silver Sponsor and sponsoring this event! And Thank you Agnes Scott College for being a Bronze Sponsor and sponsoring this event!
Hyatt Regency Hotel: Regency Ballroom VI November 4 | 13:30 – 14:45 $48

Other Conference Opportunities

Welcome Reception
Thank you J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development for being a Platinum Sponsor and sponsoring this event!
Center for Civil
& Human Rights
November 2 | 18:00 – 19:30
10th Annual Student Case Competition
This is a non-ticketed event that is open to all attendees. If you would like to participate as a student team (and not just an audience member), you must sign up to compete by October 3
Hyatt Regency Hotel Poster Session: November 2 | 15:00 – 16:45

Final Presentations: November 4 | 18:15 – 19:30
Undergraduate - Grand Hall B
Graduate - Grand Hall A
Morning Run 
Meet us bright and early for a run! We will stretch first and depart on a run around downtown Atlanta at 6:45 a.m. The Atlanta Track Club, which hosts the Peachtree Road Race, the world's largest annual 10k, will provide route maps of a 10k (6.2 miles) and 5k (3.1 miles) option. Runners and walkers are welcome. If you cannot make this Thursday morning run, feel free to pick up a route map at the Welcome Table and run the course with a running buddy. Atlanta is a great city for running! Information about upcoming road races in Atlanta will also be available. Email priscilla3060@gmail.com with any questions.
Depart from Hyatt: Terrace Foyer November 3 | 6:30
8th Annual Emerging Scholars Research Consortium
This is a non-ticketed closed event that is only open to participants of the ESRC. Jr. scholars for this event have already been selected. If you would like to participate as a Sr. scholar/mentor, you may indicate your interest on the conference registration form when you register.
Thank you University of Phoenix for being a Silver Sponsor and sponsoring this event!
Hyatt Regency Hotel: Regency Ballroom V November 3 | 16:45 – 17:45
JORDAN IS SO CHILLY: An Encounter with Lillian Smith
Adapted and Performed by Brenda Bynum
Thank you to the Georgia Humanities Council for underwriting this performance!
Hyatt Regency Hotel:
Learning Center
November 3 | 20:00
Reflective Writing as a Way into Deeper Knowing
Begin your day with quiet journaling, paired conversations, and group dialogue to explore questions including: What is the experience you are having at ILA? What's alive, what's not, where do you feel curious? What's your edge with inclusive leadership? What might you wish to lean into today? Join Tammy Appling-Cabading and Doug Paxton, faculty for the MA in Leadership at Saint Mary's College in California, in a reflection writing session. Feel free to bring your breakfast and coffee and let pen, paper and written inquiry lead you to a deeper connection to your knowing as you begin the day.
Hyatt Regency Hotel: Hanover Hall G November 3 & 4 | 8:00 - 8:45
Morning Meditation – Presented by Emory University's CBCT® Program
New and experienced meditators are invited to practice CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training), a program of the Emory-Tibet Partnership that uses a variety of contemplative practices to cultivate compassion for the benefit of both self and others. Presenters: Amanda Brown Evans, PhD, Clinical Psychologist (Thursday); Lobsang Tenzin Negi, PhD, developer of CBCT and Director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership (Friday); Stephen Blount, MD, The Carter Center (Saturday). CBCT is an internationally recognized and researched program, drawn from ancient practices that have been secularized to support people of any - or no - faith tradition.
Hyatt Regency Hotel: Executive Conference Suite 223 November 3, 4, & 5 | 7:00 - 7:45
A Thoughtful Space: Experiencing the Labyrinth
Florida State University's Center for Leadership and Social Change invites you to experience our Traveling Labyrinth. Often confused with a maze, which is a puzzle to be solved, a labyrinth is a winding path that moves in turns toward a center point. The path is unicursal, meaning the way into and out of the labyrinth are the same. Labyrinths have been used on all continents, by many different groups, for over 3,500 years (Artress, 2006; West, 2000). The labyrinth experience can be used for meditation, creativity, problem solving, or expressing a range of emotions (Ferre, 2007). *Bringing socks is encouraged.
Hyatt Regency Hotel: Various Rooms November 3, 4 | 7:30 - 20:00
November 5 | 7:30 - 12:00
Meet the Authors Reception / Lifetime Achievement Awardee Meet & Greet
This is a non-ticketed event. All attendees are welcome to attend this reception and meet their favorite leadership authors! In addition to the many authors that will be on hand, the reception also includes an opportunity to meet and congratulate ILA's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Gill Robinson Hickman and Barbara Kellerman in person. If you are an author and would like to be given space to share your book during this event, you may indicate your interest on the conference registration form when you register.
Thank you to the Jepson School of Leadership Studies for being a Gold Sponsor and sponsoring this event!
Hyatt Regency Hotel: Centennial III November 4 | 18:15 – 19:30