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Building Solutions, Harmony and the Greater Good

Join us for the 4th Women and Leadership conference taking place 16-19 June 2019 at the beautiful 1440 Multiversity, nestled in the redwoods near Santa Cruz, California. 

Building Solutions, Harmony, and the Greater Good celebrates and explores the contributions women are making in today’s complex, rapidly changing, interdependent, and often contentious world. Conference leaders chose this year's theme in recognition that the building process often begins by finding harmony and balance within our own lives, which then extends to seeking solutions for our immediate communities and seeking peace for the planet.

About the Conference

Susan Komives, Lisa DeFrank Cole, and Sherylle Tan

Discover New Tools, Tips, Tactics & Takeaways

Learn something surprising from a wide selection of skills-focused workshops, provocative panels, and stimulating symposiums and presentations.

Participants at ILA's 2019 Women and Leadership Conference

Grow Your Professional Network

Interact with conference participants who share your focus, profession, and passion. Expand your global network and find new colleagues. 

Attendees of ILA 2018 in Exhibit Hall

Energize Your Work & Yourself

Revitalize, gain a fresh perspective, spark new insights, and return recharged and energized with innovative ideas and approaches.

Chellie Spiller during ILA 2018 Plenary

Enjoy Quality Time With Experts & Influencers

Meet business executives, authors and researchers, seasoned educators, and development professionals whose work inspires you.

Keynote Speaker
Caroline Kisia !

Leadership that inspires can move individuals, communities, organizations, and nations to build solutions from crises to peace. Caroline Kisia, Executive Director of Action Africa Help International, will offer leadership insights and lessons drawn from her career and current work with refugee populations in six fragile conflict and post-conflict countries in Africa. An avid hiker, Caroline will draw upon her experiences climbing Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro, and the Imja Tse in the Himalayas and will share the self-nurturing and reflective practices she uses to maintain harmony in her life.

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Caroline Kisia

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Enjoy a Stay in the Redwoods

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$ 309
    regular rate ends
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    3 June 2019

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Get Ready to Submit! The  CFP Opens 15 September!

(31 August 2018) The 2019 ILA Women and Leadership conference call for proposals will open 15 September. Find out who the program co-chairs are and their unique angle on the conference. Then read the call for proposals to begin thinking about what you would like to submit by 15 November and present in June 2019.  
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Common Area at 1440 Multiversity

Meet the 2019 Conference Chairs & Our New Location at 1440 Multiversity

(26 July 2018) SAVE THE DATE! ILA's 4th Women and Leadership conference will be taking place 16-19 June 2019 at the beautiful 1440 Multiversity, nestled in the redwoods near Santa Cruz, California. Click through to view a short video introduction to the venue and meet the two conference co-chairs.
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Highlights from ILA 2017 - Keynote Speakers

Highlights from the 2017 Conference 

(July 2017) What an amazing 2017 conference! The peaceful, rejuvenating, and rustic setting at the Omega Institute offered distinctive opportunities for learning, discussion, networking, reflection, and renewal. From the fireside chats to the 100+ presentations the conference had something for everyone. View the highlights and discover select resources and videos from the 2017 conference.  
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