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.

April 23-26, 2018
Wyndham - Springfield City Centre, 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 2009The

  • 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

Guest Speaker:  Jen Daulby, Chief of Staff, Congressman Rodney Davis

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:00 PM

Sangamo Club, 227 East Adams Street , Springfield, IL

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

RSVP by Monday, April 3, 2017

The alumni dinner is a great way to meet the new class.  Their excitement and enthusiasm for Leadership Illinois is infectious -- bringing back all the memories of your first conference.  A time to connect and a time to be energized.