Power of the Marketplace | Conferences
Power of the Marketplace | 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 the Marketplace

Power of the Marketplace

Attend Power of the Marketplace and learn what influences a global city like Chicago, and how many factors shape the marketplace.

September 23-25, 2019
La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown, Chicago, IL

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Conference Overview

Power of the Marketplace 2019 is currently in the planning stages.  Please check back in the early spring to see what is being planned for the Class of 2019!

Thank you to our 2018 sponsors:


  • The conferences of Leadership Illinois give you an unexpected sort of access to people you normally would only see in a lecture hall or press conference. You aren't just listening to prepared remarks, you are asking questions and giving opinions and having a conversation with some of the most influential people in politics and business today.
    - Julia Pluff, Class of 2008

  • It was (and still is) a breath of fresh air in my perspective of my own future. Hearing and seeing women demonstrate [being successful leaders and still be themselves], makes a world of difference.
    - Kathleen Wessel, Class of 2011

The Alumni Dinner

The alumni dinner in Chicago is always an award-winning event.  Join us September 13 at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar for cocktails, dinner, and keynote speaker.  Network with your LI sisters and meet the Class of 2018. 
Again this year, the POM alumni dinner will serve as the information reception for the Chicago area.  Please invite an amazing, accomplished woman you would like to introduce to Leadership Illinois.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar | 25 East Ohio Street | Chicago, IL 60611
5:30 PM - Cocktail Reception
6:25 PM - Welcome | Founders' Tribute | Dinner
7:45 PM - Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award Presentation and Keynote
$60 - Fellow (dues paid w/guest - $15 discount for bringing a guest)
$60 - Per Guest
$75 - Fellow (dues paid w/o guest)
$70 - Alumni (non-dues paid w/guest - $15 discount for bringing a guest)
$85 - Alumni (non-dues paid w/o guest)
Register by September 10, 2018. 

Register on-line and pay via credit card.  If you would prefer to pay by check, please email your reservation to Brenda Fleming, program.assist@leadershipillinois, and send your check to P. O. Box 5108, Bloomington, IL 61702-5108.  

If your guest will pay for their own dinner, they will register on-line by selecting News and Events from the homepage of the Leadership Illinois website. Guest reservations paying for self will need to be done on-line.