General

Our 2024 International Leadership Summit will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX, on March 21-23, 2024. As of now, virtual registration is not available.

Our 2024 International Leadership Summit will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Stay tuned for more exciting details in the coming months!

No. The 2023 ILS Virtual Experience took place last spring. The 2024 ILS is a new conference. You will need to submit a new registration for the 2024 ILS.

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. The International Leadership Summit (ILS) is a registered event. We want you to be aware of our response plan in the unlikely event of an emergency. The implementation of our response is rooted in our ability to handle emergencies in a calm and focused manner. This plan will be coupled with the venue's safety/security plan.

ACTIVE SHOOTER PLAN

We will

  1. Immediately have uniformed law enforcement professionals respond to address the situation.
  2. Instruct attendees to stay low and hide in a secure place. For areas under our control where exiting is unsafe, we will close and lock doors, turn off lights, and remain as quiet as possible.
  3. Direct attendees to avoid the shooter and evacuate the venue or area immediately. We will calmly and, without drawing attention, encourage others to comply.
  4. As soon as possible, we will call for additional help and provide emergency medical professionals with as much information as possible about the situation, including the shooter's location, the number of victims, and the weapons involved.
  5. Follow the instructions of law enforcement officers when they arrive and cooperate with their efforts.

INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN

Our inclement weather plan for events considers the safety of all attendees while ensuring the event's productivity. Below is our inclement weather plan.

We will

  1. Monitor weather forecasts leading up to the meeting date to determine if inclement weather is likely.
  2. Ensure all attendees have clear communication channels for updates and instructions in case of inclement weather.
    • Specify a designated point of contact to communicate any changes or cancellations.
    • Have a plan to deploy a virtual participation option for attendees who may be
      unable to attend in person due to inclement weather conditions.
  3. Set a date that a decision for rescheduling or cancellation must occur.
  4. When feasible, propose an alternative location where safety and accessibility can be preserved.
  5. Ensure that all meeting locations are well-maintained and that safety precautions are taken to mitigate accidents and incidents.

Onsite Emergency Procedures

Active Shooter/Assailant

  • Run (Get Out)
  • Hide (Lock Out)
  • Fight (Take Out)
  • Comply with police commands.

Fire

  • Notify safety/security
  • Pull the fire alarm if necessary.
  • Do not re-enter the venues until the all-clear notification

Suspicious Activity/Person

  • Notify safety/security
  • See Something. Say Something. Do Something.
  • Do not confront or let a stranger into locked or restricted areas for any reason.
  • Escort privileges are not permitted

Suspicious Object

  • Notify safety/security
  • Do not disturb or touch the object.
  • Move away from object.

Power Outage

  • Remain calm and wait for instructions.
  • Aid others as needed.

Medical Emergency

  • Notify safety/security
  • Avoid leaving injured persons except to summon help.
  • Immediately report the injury to safety/security.
  • Do not move the injured person for any reason.

Hazardous Weather

  • Monitor weather alerts.
  • Follow the directions if seek shelter or take cover is necessary
  • Shelter at the lowest level.