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

"Where Will You Leave Your Fingerprint?"

The theme of this years' POM takes a looks into what makes up the marketplace and where each of us has the opportunity to leave our mark.  

The marketplace is defined as a place where a particular product or service is bought or sold, or the conditions for buying and selling there.  But truly what makes up the marketplace in a global city like Chicago or a small rural town in the midwest?  It may differ, yet the foundation is the same.

We can talk about healthcare, education, the arts, entrepreneurs, non-profits, corporations, media, government, banking, the service industries . . . and the list goes on and on.  It is a broad topic that each and everyone of us plays an important role.  So tell us, "where will you leave your fingerprint?"   

  • 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.  This year the POM alumni dinner is set for Tuesday, September 24, 2019.
The keynote speaker and Breaking the Glass Ceiling award winner Melissa Marx, Administrator, Fort Jesse Imaging Center & Gale Keeran Center for Women, will speak on "Becoming Agents of Change."
ZED451 | 739 N. Clark Street | Chicago, IL 60654

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
6:00 PM - Social/Networking
6:30 PM - Welcome
6:40 PM - Dinner
7:45 PM - Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award Presentation and Keynote
9:00 PM - Close of evening
$75 - Guest you would like to introduce to Leadership Illinois
$85 - Fellow (dues paid)
$95 - Alumni (non-dues paid)

Come meet the class of 2019 and see your LI sisters.  Invite an amazing, accomplished woman you would like to introduce to Leadership Illinois to join you.

REGISTER BY:  Friday, September 20, 2019

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.org, and send your check to Leadership Illinois, P. O. Box 5108, Bloomington, IL 61702-5108 or pay at the door.  

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.