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Authentic Leadership for Progress, Peace & Prosperity

The 2018 ILA global conference theme invites examinations of Authentic Leadership through the lens of "leadership for what?" It is intended to foster a timely and important exploration in this era of fake news by considering how authentic leaders can engage with their followers and stakeholders to create a future that embraces progress, fosters peace, and creates prosperity for the greater good of the global community.

We are especially keen for interconnective, cross-sector submissions that navigate the nexus of leadership theory and practice, combining perspectives in creative and imaginative ways to illuminate meaningful, gritty, and compelling possibilities. Alternative and emergent voices and new research sharing fresh streams of possibilities are especially welcome. These perspectives have the potential to be the wellspring of new and alternative thought to ripple and disturb our current assumptions about leading in authentic ways in a world that can sometimes feel quite inauthentic....

Read the Complete Call for Proposals & Submit by 1 February 2018!


The latest thinking on global leadership from experts in the field

Uncover the latest research, tools, and techniques in the field of leadership. ILA's unique cross-sector, cross-generational, global conference will inform, inspire, and invigorate you and your team. Join more than 1,200 leadership coaches and consultants, public leaders and executives, educators and students, and scholars and researchers as we learn, share, and experience more integrated leadership thinking, practices, and solutions that can positively impact our complex global and local environments.

  • Networking opportunities with 1,200+ attendees from over 50 countries
  • 200+ Workshops, papers, panels, and presentations
  • Thought-provoking, dynamic plenary speakers
  • A world-class city with unique venues for exploring the conference theme
  • Onsite leadership bookstore with a meet the leadership authors reception


Barbara KellermanBarbara Kellerman, James MacGregor Burns Lecturer in Public Leadership, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School

Additional Speakers Will Be Added Throughout the Year


24 - 27 October 2018

ILA will have negotiated, special rates for conference attendees within walking distance to the conference meeting center. Please note that in order to receive ILA rates, you must reserve through the booking method indicated for each hotel. Please return here in late February for updated information about the hotel special rates.

West Palm Beach,
Florida, U.S.A.

Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Boulevard


Craig Domeck Audy Johnston Chellie Spiller
Craig Domeck
Conference Chair
Audy Johnston
Conference Program Co-Chair
Chellie Spiller
Conference Program Co-Chair
Dean & Associate Professor of Leadership, MacArthur School of Leadership, Palm Beach Atlantic University Assistant Professor, MacArthur School of Leadership, Palm Beach Atlantic University Associate Professor, University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand; Co-Editor, Authentic Leadership: Concepts, Coalescences and Clashes 


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Questions? Contact us at +1 (202) 470-4818 or conferences@ila-net.org.