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Power of the Alumni
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.



Conference Dates

 February 23-24, 2020
 Bloomington, IL 


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Conference Overview

The theme for the 2020 Power of the Alumni conference has been announced . . . "Focus on You!"  The conference will look at the essential elements we need for our own wellbeing based upon the book Wellbeing:  The Five Essential Elements.  Shirley Stelbrink, Class of 2006, will lead this discussion.  Pick up a copy of the book now on Amazon! Preread is recommended, but not required.

The fun begins on Sunday, February 23.  The Marketplace opens at 5:00 p.m. with vendors, raffle tickets, silent auction, and hors d' oeuvres.  Keynote speaker Colleen Kannaday, President, Advocate-Aurora BroMenn Medical Center, will engage us with her presentation at 7:15 p.m. Click the link to view a copy of the PROGRAM AGENDA.  Please note, this is a tenative agenda and subject to change.

Leadership Illinois is invested in our communities and making a difference.  At the POA, you have the opportunity to support two programs in the Bloomington-Normal area and receive a raffle ticket for your contribution. 

  • The Suit Up Closet is a service project created and maintained by members of Heartland Community College Phi Beta Lambda chapter.  The purpose of this student organization is to develop leadership skills and excellence in business students.  The Suit Up is a part of a service project students created for their peers.  There are three closets located around Heartland's campus for students to take business clothing for job interviews, internships, and work.  All items are free to students.  We will be collecting gently used women's business attire, shoes, and accessories at the POA to donate to this program. 
  • YWCA Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women offers reintegration services including transitional living, to formerly incarcerated women.  The overall vision is to significantly reduce recidivism.  They help rebuild each woman's dignity and nurture her growth as she develops the attitudes and skills required for productive, independent living.  You can assist by making a donation of femine hygiene products, new underwear, socks, and sports bras.

A friendly little competition between classes.  The class who has the most registered guests attend, will be invited to a private suite for a wine and cheese reception. All attendees from the winning class must be registered for the conference to attend the reception.  An announcement naming the winning class will be made on or before February 18.  Deadline to register for the conference with guest for contest participation is February 17. 

Leadership Illinois BUSINESS CASE/ROI to provide organizations for employee reimbursement of conference registration.

Registration Details:
Where:  Holiday Hotel and Conference Center | 8 Traders Circle, Normal, IL 61761
When:  February 23 and 24, 2020
Registration:  $125 Fellows (Dues Paid) -- (Alumni dues must be current in order to register and attend.)  
Charitable Contribution Disclosure:  $50 of the $125 registration fee is a charitable donation to Leadership Illinois.

Guest Registration:
New this year -- a special guest rate! We encourage you to invite a guest to introduce to Leadership Illinois.     
1-Day:  $50 to attend either Sunday evening or Monday
2-Day:  $75 to attend both days

Hotel Information:
Holiday Inn and Conference Center | 
8 Traders Circle, Normal, IL 61761
Reservations:  Call direct 309-862-0101 or on-line registration link Holiday Inn 
Reference code:  Leadership Illinois
Rate:  $84 (2 Queen Beds)

Deadline: February 14, 2020 


Contact Us

Leadership Illinois

PO Box 899

Bloomington, IL 61702
(309) 533-0164 (phone)

Kathleen Lorenz, Executive Director

Brenda Fleming, Program Assistant

Our Mission

Leadership Illinois is a professional and personal support network that brings together a diverse group of accomplished women from all sectors of society to educate, energize and connect, so that each can be a catalyst for positive change.