Power of Government | Conferences
Power of Government | Conferences

More than Your Average Conference Experience

Our Annual Conference Series is your backstage pass to companies, organizations, and government. Each conference is a series of interactive mini-events that change leadership for the better.

Power of Government

Power of Government

Get a complete picture of how state government works and how you can get involved.

May 6-9, 2014
State House Inn, Springfield IL

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Conference Overview

Learn how government works. This isn't a dry constitutional state overview. At Power of the Government, get to know legislative processes by meeting the people who make things happen. You can make a difference and have an active role in government and policy processes

Conference attendees get: 

  • A rare look inside state government processes.
  • Direct and personal access to government officials and influencers.
  • Involved in personal and candid conversations about public policy.
  • Motivated to make policy change happen at a local or state level.

  • My involvement in the 2009 class of Leadership Illinois provided me with an incredible boost of energy, insight into my next phase of concentration, and a group of lifelong colleagues and friends who I cherish and rely on.
    - Lori Gold Patterson, Class of 2009

  • The Power of the Government conference opened doors and gave us experiences we would not have been able to have without Leadership Illinois. This glimpse into Illinois politics has inspired me to get more involved in my community and helped me realize that one person can make a difference and our voices will be heard.
    - Jacqueline Berger, Class of 2011


The Alumni Dinner

MAKING PUBLIC POLICY ... Building Coalitions

Speaker:  Eileen Mitchell, Vice President - External Affairs, AT&T

Location:  Maldaners Restaurant, 222 S. 6th Street, Springfield

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Cost:  $55 Fellow (Dues paid) / $65 Alumni (Non-dues paid)

Please register no later than Friday, May 2, 2014