CONFERENCE
NEWS

  • Attending the Conference?
    Click attending on our Facebook Event
  • Book Your Room Before Our Hotel Blocks Fill
    Book Today.
  • Conference Registration
    Conference registration is now open. Register Today.
  • Book Discounted Airfare to Brussels
    Book Today.
  • Follow Us On Twitter
    Tweet the conference with #ILA2017Brussels and follow us @the_ILA.

Theme  |  Agenda  |  Plenaries  |  Pre-Con Workshops  |  Special Events  |  Awards

Conference Agenda

* Please note that the agenda and concurrent session program are subject to change.

All plenary and concurrent sessions take place at SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre. Some pre-conference workshops and special events occur at offsite locations around Brussels. Specific locations are listed below.

WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 11
14:00 - 19:00 Volunteer Office OPEN Registration Hall Office - SQUARE
14:00 - 19:00 ILA Check-In and Help Desk OPEN Registration Hall - SQUARE

THURSDAY - OCTOBER 12
Pre-registration is required for all pre-conference events
08:00 - 18:00 Volunteer Office OPEN Registration Hall Office - SQUARE
08:00 - 19:30 ILA Check-In and Help Desk OPEN Registration Hall - SQUARE
16:00 - 16:30 11th Annual Student Case Competition Team Check-In & Setup TBA - SQUARE
16:30 - 17:45 11th Annual Student Case Competition Poster Showcase TBA - SQUARE
Pre-Conference Events (Click Each Title for Details)
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
How to 'Yes And' Turbulence: Developing Resilience for Contemporary Leadership
Thank you to Indiana Tech for being a Bronze Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 315 - SQUARE
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
The New Normal: Leading with Artistry in a Turbulent World Studio 311 - SQUARE
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
Global Refugee Crisis, Migration and Trauma: Lessons at the Intersection of Peace and Sustainability Leadership
Thank you to Eastern University for being a Bronze Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Quaker Council for European Affairs
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
Improving Leadership Decision-Making in a VUCA World Studio 313 - SQUARE
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
Developing Cultural Competence: Exploring the European Capitol from a Cross-Cultural Perspective
Thank you to the University of Minnesota for being a Bronze Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 316 - SQUARE, then off to explore Brussels
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 17:00
Leveraging Polarities in Turbulence: Transforming Vicious Cycles into Virtuous Cycles
Thank you to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy - Center for Creative Leadership for being a Platinum Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 314 - SQUARE
FULL DAY
Ticketed Event
10:45 – 17:45
Leadership During Wild Times: Exploring Nature, Wicked Challenges, and Wildness Within Studio 316 - SQUARE, then off to Brussels Park
HALF DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 12:00
Preparing Leaders for a Turbulent World: The Status of Doctoral Programs
Thank you to the University of Phoenix for being a Silver Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 312 - SQUARE
HALF DAY
Ticketed Event
09:00 – 12:00
Sustaining a Values-Driven Firm in Turbulent Markets: A Field Trip with Magnetrol International, NV
Thank you to the Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University for being Bronze Sponsors & sponsoring this event!
Magnetrol International, Inc.
HALF DAY
Ticketed Event
13:00 – 17:30
Leadership in Grand Béguinage, Leuven Grand Béguinage, Leuven
HALF DAY
Ticketed Event
14:00 – 17:00
Leading with Impact in Higher Education: Strategies for Current and Aspiring Leaders
Thank you to Palm Beach Atlantic University for being a Silver Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Studio 312 - SQUARE
HALF DAY
Ticketed Event
14:00 – 17:00
Learning in Leadership: A Visit to the European Parliament
Thank you to Deloitte for being a Conference Partner & sponsoring this event!
European Parliament

FRIDAY - OCTOBER 13
Pre-registration is required for all ticketed events
07:30 – 19:00 Volunteer Office OPEN
Registration Hall Office - SQUARE
07:30 – 19:30 ILA Check-In and Help Desk OPEN Registration Hall - SQUARE
08:00 - 18:30 Exhibit Area Open Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
08:00 - 08:45 Morning Coffee and Tea Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
08:00 - 08:45 Member Community Meetings Various Rooms - SQUARE
09:00 - 10:15 Plenary 1
Herman Van Rompuy, Prime Minister of Belgium (2008-2009), President of the European Council (2009-2014)
Stella Nkomo, Professor, Department of Human Resource Management, University of Pretoria; President, Africa Academy of Management
Thank you to Deloitte for being a Conference Partner & sponsoring this event!
Gold Hall - SQUARE
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
10:45 – 12:00 Concurrent Session 1
Various Rooms - SQUARE
12:15 – 13:15 Concurrent Session 2 Various Rooms - SQUARE
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch Break  
Ticketed Event
13:30 – 14:45
Leadership Education Member Interest Group Luncheon
Thank you to Sage Publishing for being a Silver Sponsor & sponsoring this event!

The Arts & Leadership Learning Community Luncheon
Hall 400 - SQUARE

Delvaux Foyer - SQUARE
15:00 – 16:30 Concurrent Session 3 Various Rooms - SQUARE
16:45 – 17:15 Coffee Break in Exhibit Area Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
16:45 – 18:15 Interactive Roundtable Discussions Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
16:45 – 18:15
Member Community Welcome Tables Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
16:45 – 17:45 9th Annual Emerging Scholars Research Consortium Hall 300 - SQUARE
18:00 Hosted Receptions Various Rooms - SQUARE
Ticketed Event
19:30
Youth Leadership Networking Dinner

Latin Leadership Global Scholars Dinner

Deans, Directors, and Chairs Networking Dinner

Philosophy, Religion, and Worldviews Networking Dinner

Public Leadership Networking Dinner
Chez Leon

Chez Leon

Scheltema

Brasserie Taverne du Passage

Restaurant Vincent

SATURDAY - OCTOBER 14
Pre-registration is required for all ticketed events
08:00 - 19:00 Volunteer Office OPEN Registration Hall Office - SQUARE
08:00 - 19:30 ILA Check-In and Help Desk OPEN Registration Hall - SQUARE
08:00 – 19:30 Exhibit Area Open 
Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
08:00 – 09:00 Morning Coffee and Tea Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
08:00 – 08:45 Member Meeting Silver Hall - SQUARE
09:00 – 10:15 Plenary 2
David Petraeus, Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012)
Robert Lord, Professor of Leadership, Business School, Durham University, United Kingdom
Gold Hall - SQUARE
10:30 – 11:45 Concurrent Session 4 Various Rooms - SQUARE
12:00 – 13:00 Concurrent Session 5 Various Rooms - SQUARE
13:15 - 14:30 Lunch Break  
Ticketed Event
13:15 - 14:30
The Eighth Annual Women and Leadership Affinity Group Luncheon
Thank you to Magnetrol for being a Silver Sponsor & sponsoring this event!

The Ethics Forum Learning Community Luncheon
Hall 400 - SQUARE

Delvaux Foyer - SQUARE
14:45 - 15:45 Concurrent Session 6 Various Rooms - SQUARE
16:00 - 17:00 Concurrent Session 7 Various Rooms - SQUARE
17:15 – 18:15 Concurrent Session 8 Various Rooms - SQUARE
18:30 – 20:00 Poster SessionGrand Hall 1 - SQUARE
18:30 – 20:00 Author Meet and Greet Reception
Thank you to Deloitte for being a Conference Partner & sponsoring this event!
Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
18:30 – 20:00 Lifetime Achievement Awardee Meet & Greet
Thank you to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy - Center for Creative Leadership for being a Platinum Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Grand Hall 1 - SQUARE
18:30 – 19:45 11th Annual Student Case Competition Final Presentations TBA - SQUARE

SUNDAY - OCTOBER 15
Pre-registration is required for all post-conference workshops
08:00 - 13:00 Volunteer Office OPEN Registration Hall Office - SQUARE
08:00 - 14:30 ILA Check-In and Help Desk OPEN Registration Hall - SQUARE
09:00 – 10:30 Concurrent Session 9 Various Rooms - SQUARE
10:45 – 11:45 Concurrent Session 10 Various Rooms - SQUARE
11:45 Coffee Break Outside of Gold Hall - SQUARE
12:15 - 13:30 Plenary 3
Margaret Heffernan, Acclaimed author of Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril; and
Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell plc (2004-2009)
Thank you to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy - Center for Creative Leadership for being a Platinum Sponsor & sponsoring this event!
Gold Hall - SQUARE