Who We Are

The International Leadership Alumni Conference (ILAC) is a group of like-minded leaders who are mostly graduates of rural and agricultural leadership programs from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and the United States.

However, ILAC is designed to promote networking and professional development for the alumni of these programs as well as others who are interested in the experience. The group first formed in 1989 when the directors of these programs held their first IAPAL – International Association of Programs for Agricultural Leadership meeting in Point Clear, Alabama. The directors held their meeting and a small group of alumni attended as well. 1990 marked the first official ILAC meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana. The two groups met together from 1989–1992 and then decided to hold separate conferences each year thereafter.

ILAC provides a great venue to meet other alumni and visit the host state or country and learn more about their agriculture and rural issues……we are celebrating 30 years of networking and friendships.

ILAC 2020 - Florida

“The Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources is saddened that we are unable to host ILAC 2020 this year out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19."

Christy Chiarelli
Director, Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources

ILAC 2021 - TBD

Amid the uncertainties due to COVID-19, the ILAC Advisory Board is currently working to secure a location for ILAC 2021.

ILAC 2022 - Maryland

LEAD Maryland Foundation to bring you ILAC 2022!

Are you interested in continuing your Journey?

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